Quality & Productivity Section News for February
The ASA Q&P Section’s 2017 Quality and Productivity Research Conference will be hosted by the University of Connecticut (UConn) and held in Storrs June 13–15. The theme of this year’s conference is “Quality and Statistics: A Path to Better Life.”
The goal of the conference is to stimulate interdisciplinary research among statisticians, scientists, and engineers in quality and productivity, industrial needs, and the physical engineering and health sciences. Statistical issues and research approaches drawn from collaborative research will be highlighted and a poster session will highlight graduate and undergraduate student research on these topics.
The conference will honor Shelemyahu Zacks of SUNY Binghamton.
Conference registration includes a tour and reception at UConn’s TechPark. For an additional registration fee, a short course, titled “Computational Bayesian Methods for Big Data Problems,” will be given June 12 by Steve Scott, director of statistics research at Google.
The conference website contains the program, registration, student scholarship, and hotel information. It also provides links to previous QPRC conferences. The deadline for submitting a contributed paper is April 1.
An important objective of the QPRC is to encourage student participation. Scholarships for participation in the conference include the Mary G. and Joseph Natrella Scholarship and QPRC student scholarships. Additionally, QPRC 2017 received funding from the National Science Foundation for travel awards for graduate and undergraduate students from U.S. academic institutions who plan to present their research at the conference. A special effort will be made to support women and participants from under-represented groups.