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Physical and Engineering Sciences Section News for October 2017

1 October 2017 7 views No Comment
Byran Smucker, SPES JSM Program Chair; Jennifer Van Mullekom, SPES Past Chair; and James Wendelberger, SPES Chair

    SPES had a great year of representation at JSM 2017, sponsoring three invited sessions, three topic-contributed sessions, three contributed sessions, one contributed poster session, and two roundtable discussions. SPES also co-sponsored six additional sessions, along with two speed sessions and a continuing education course.

    New ASA Fellow

    The honor of Fellow of the American Statistical Association was conferred upon SPES member Fugee Tsung for his contributions to the field in several areas, including the following:

    • Exemplary leadership and innovations in the field of quality engineering and quality management
    • Outstanding teaching and mentoring
    • Service to the profession

    Tsung—department head and professor in industrial engineering and logistics management at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology—is also a fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), fellow of the American Society for Quality, and academician of the International Academy for Quality, among other honors. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Quality Technology and has received multiple publication awards from IIE.

    Newly Elected Officers

    Byran Smucker will serve as the next chair-elect; Brad Evans will serve as the next JSM program chair-elect; and Jennifer Kensler will serve as the next secretary/treasurer of the section.

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