Quality and Productivity Section News
Newly elected section officers beginning in 2017 are Erin Tanenbaum of NORC at the University of Chicago as chair-elect and Zhanpan Zhang of General Electric Global Research as program chair-elect.
Nominations for 2018 chair-elect and program chair-elect are being sought now. The section is also seeking nominations for a publications chair-designate. If you are interested in these positions, reach out to Ming Li.
The section’s student scholarship program offers support to attend the Joint Statistical Meetings. This year, the section awarded four scholarships to the following students to attend JSM 2016 in Chicago, Illinois:
- Wannes Akkermans, University of Leuven, Belgium
- Po-Hsu Allen Chen, The Ohio State University
- Yiqing Tian, North Carolina State University
- Cheng You, Penn State
Recipients were recognized at the joint Q&P/SPES mixer during JSM.
There will be three travel awards of $400 each for students enrolled in a graduate program with a concentration in applied statistics and/or quality management to attend JSM 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland, from July 29 to August 3. Student applicants must show a demonstrated interest in quality applications as evidenced by course work, research topic, or prior work experience. Applicants either presenting a paper or participating in a poster session will receive extra consideration.
Applications will be accepted December 1, 2016, to February 1, 2017.