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SPES Plans for the Fall Technical Conference

1 August 2013 117 views No Comment
Robert Wilkinson, FTC SPES Representative; Jeff Luner, FTC Steering Committee Representative; Bryan Smucker, SPES Education Chair; and Jim Wendelberger, SPES Program Chair-elect

    The Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences (SPES) invites you to attend the Fall Technical Conference, “Statistics and Quality: Spurring Innovation,” October 17–18 in San Antonio, Texas. This conference is the premier forum to discuss topics at the interface of statistics and quality. The goal is to engage researchers and practitioners in a dialogue that leads to more effective use of statistics to improve quality.

    There is a strong program covering diverse topics such as big data, innovation, DOE, reliability, case studies, health care quality, and statistical engineering. There will be special tributes to Stu Hunter and George Box. In addition to hearing from experts in the field, we also will have the opportunity to hear from John Sall of JMP and the current ASA president, Marie Davidian. In addition, there are short courses on text mining, mixture experiments, DOE, and reliability. See the conference website for program details and registration information.

    SPES-Sponsored Short Course

    SPES is pleased to sponsor “Methods for Designing and Analyzing Mixture Experiments,” a short course by John Cornell and Greg Piepel to be held October 16 in advance of the Fall Technical Conference. For more information and to register, see the conference website and click on “Short Courses” and “Fall Technical Conference Registration.” Contact Byran Smucker at smuckerb@miamioh.edu with any questions.

    SPES JSM 2013 Roundtable Student Awards

    SPES would like to congratulate the following students for earning the SPES JSM 2013 roundtable awards:

    • Weijie Shen, The Pennsylvania State University
    • Dilinuer Kuerban, Simon Fraser University
    • Jiangyen Wang, Soochow University
    • Pratheepa Jeganathan, Texas Tech University
    • Cheng Liu, Purdue University
    • Barbara Wendelberger, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    This award provides six statistics graduate students with participation at a SPES roundtable.

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