QPRC 2016

Invited Program

Plenary speakers and abstracts

Room 'Fiesta Ballroom II&III'

Chair: Douglas C. Montgomery

Optimizing in a Resource-Constrained World, Christine Anderson-Cook, Honored Guest, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Presentation

Room 'Fiesta Ballroom II&III'
Chair: Steven E. Rigdon​
Wine Talk, Douglas C. Montgomery, Arizona State University

Room 'Fiesta Ballroom II&III'

Chair: Steven E. Rigdon

Generating and Comparing Screening Designs for Multiple Objectives, Brad Jones, JMP Software

Room 'Fiesta Ballroom II&III'

Chair: Rong Pan

Reflections on 30 years of Six Sigma, Cathy Lawson, Medtronic

Invited speakers and abstracts

Link to abstract under titles of the talks.

Participants will also be invited to submit full papers of their presentations for possible publication in a special issue of Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry (see the flyer for more information).

Invited 1A, Room 'Redrock'

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 10:30-12:00

Quality and Informatics in Health Care I

Organizer: Jing Li and Kun Wang

Chair: Kun Wang

1) Radiology Efficiency Dashboard: A Prototype for Radiology Quality Improvements, Kun Wang, Arizona State University

2) Utilization Metrics for Heterogeneous Imaging Devices based on Standard Hours of Operations, Min Zhang, Mayo Clinic in Arizona

3) A Multi-response Multilevel Model with Application in Nurse Care Coordination, Bing Si, Arizona State University

Invited 1B, Room 'Tempe'

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 10:30-12:00

Science of Test I

Organizer: Rachel Silvestrini, Doug Montgomery

Chair: Rachel Silvestrini

1)(More) Design of Experiments for Generalized Linear Models with Random Blocks, Edgar Hassler, Douglas C. Montgomery, Arizona State University, Rachel T. Silvestrini, Rochester Institute of Technology
2) Carbon Nanotube Growth using Automated Response Surface Methods, Raymond R. Hill, Brian B. Stone, and  William Adorno, Presentation
3) Cautions about the Use of Bayesian Approaches for the Design and Analysis of Experiments, Geoff Vining, Virginia Tech, Presentation

Invited 2A, Room 'Redrock'

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 1:30-3:00

Climate and Energy Modeling

​Organizer: Robert Lund & Nalini Ravishanker

Chair: Dan Jeske

1) Compression and Conditional Emulation of Climate Model Output, Joe Guinness, North Carolina State University

2) Semiparametric Approach to Optimal Sensor Placement in a Solar Electric Plant, Jane Harvill, Baylor University

3) Multivariate Count Time Series with Long Memory, Stefanos Kechagias, University of North Carolina

Invited 2B, Room 'Tempe'

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 1:30-3:00

Big Data for Engineered-Natural Systems

Organizer: Joanne Wendelberger

Chair: Joanne Wendelberger

1) Wrangling Big Data to Herd Geoprocessing for Analysis of Engineered-Natural Systems, Kelly Rose and Jennifer Bauer, National Energy Technology Laboratory
2) Statistical Approaches for Characterization and Analysis of Large Heterogeneous Data, Lawrence Ticknor and Emily Casleton, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Presentation

Invited 3A, Room 'Redrock'

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 3:30-5:00

Statistical Process Control

Organizer: Dan Jeske

Chair: Dan Jeske

1) Nonparametric Dynamic Screening System for Monitoring Correlated Longitudinal Data, Jun Li, University of California Riverside

2) A Random Graph Model for Benchmarking Network Surveillance Techniques, Nathaniel Stevens, University of San Francisco, Presentation

3) Determining the Reference Sample Size Needed to Control the Accuracy of the Conditional In-Control ARL of a Normal-Theory CUSUM, D. Jeske, University of California Riverside, Presentation

Invited 3B, Room 'Tempe'

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 3:30-5:00

Intel Inside, Intel Insight: How Intel uses data to solve business problems 

Organizer: Anne Hansen

Chair: Anne Hansen

1) PCS Challenges in Supply LineMargaret Cromley
2) Mechanics based Reliability Assessment of Intel Packages, Shubhada Sahasrabudhe, Intel Corporation

Invited 3C, Room 'Coronado'

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 3:30-5:00


Organizer: Steven E. Rigdon

Chair: Steven E. Rigdon

1) Reliability in the Era of Big Data and Internet of Things, Ming Li, Reancon

2) Integration of Multiple Data Sources for System Reliability Assessment, Shane Reese, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

3) Planning Accelerated Life Tests with Random Effects, Rong Pan, Arizona State University

Invited 4A, Room 'Redrock'

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 10:30-12:00

Ray Myers Session

Organizer: Doug Montgomery

Chair: Bradley Jones

1) Discussion, Doug Montgomery, Arizona State University

2) Discussion, Geoff Vining, Virginia Tech, Presentation

3) Ray Myers, Virginia Tech

Invited 4B, Room 'Tempe'

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 10:30-12:00

Statistical Applications in High-Tech Industry
Organizer: Emmanuel Yashchin
Chair: Jeffrey Hooper
1) Analysis of reliability data: life distributions or recurrence analysis?, David Trindade, Bloom Energy, Presentation
2) Online versus offline experimentation, Roger Longbotham, Microsoft, Presentation
3) Spatio-Temporal Analysis for System Management at IBM Research, Yasuo Amemiya, IBM Research 

Invited 5A, Room 'Redrock'

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 1:30-2:30

Natrella Scholarship Speakers

Chair: Will Guthrie

1) Weighted EWMA Charts for Monitoring Type I Censored Weibull Lifetimes, Shangjie Xu, University of California Riverside, Presentation

2) Robustness of Weibull Regression when the Shape Parameter is Not Constant, Georgia Mueller-Luckey, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Invited 5B, Room 'Tempe'

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 1:30-2:30

Reliability and Design of Experiments

Organizer: Rachel Silvestrini, Doug Montgomery

Chair: Rachel Silvestrini

1) Continuous Reliability Growth Modeling Using a Grey Systems Model, Tom Talafuse, Ed Pohl, University of Arkansas
2) Assurance Testing for Reliability, Alyson Wilson, North Carolina State University, Presentation

Invited 6A, Room 'Redrock'

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 10:00-11:30

Mixture Experiments and RSM

Organizer: Mickey Mancenido

Chair: Mickey Mancenido

1) Comparing the Slack-Variable Mixture Model with Other Alternatives, W. Brenneman, Procter and Gamble

2) Wine Blending Optimization with an Additional Constraint: We Must Use All the Grapes!, D. McCarville, Arizona State University, Presentation

3) Exact, D-optimal Mixture Designs for Ordered Categorical Data, M. Mancenido, Arizona State University, Presentation

Invited 6B, Room 'Tempe'

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 10:00-11:30

Science of Test II

Organizer: Rachel Silvestrini, Doug Montgomery

Chair: Rachel Silvestrini

1) Improving Risk Assessment in U.S. Navy Campaign Analysis, Thomas W. Lucas, Mary L. McDonald, Brian L. Morgan, Paul J. Sanchez, Susan M. Sanchez, Harrison C. Schramm, Jerry R. Smith, and Stephen C. Upton, Naval Post Graduate School, Presentation
2) Comparing Traditional versus Modern Test Designs via Meta-Models, Raymond R. Hill and Brent Russell, Air Force Institute of Technology, Presentation
3) A Layered Pareto Front Approach to Search for the Top N Subpopulations in a Stockpile, Sarah Burke, Arizona State University, Christine Anderson-Cook, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lu Lu, University of South Florida, Connie Borror, Arizona State University West, Douglas Montgomery, Arizona State University, Presentation

Invited 6C, Room 'Coronado'

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 10:00-11:30

SPC Application to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

​Organizer: Julia O’Neill

Chair: Julia O’Neill

1) Application of Gauge R&R Methods for Validation of Analytical Methods in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Richard Burdick, Elion Labs, Presentation
2) SPC: A Strategic Complement to Control Strategy, Timothy Schofield, GSK
3) CDER/OPQ Manufacturing Statistics, K. Iyer and Alex Viehmann, FDA, Presentation

Invited 7A, Room 'Redrock'
Thursday, June 16, 2016, 12:00-1:00
Quality and Informatics in Health Care II 
Organizer: Jing Li and Kun Wang
Chair: Kun Wang
1) Image Quality and Informatics in Clinical Radiology, Christine Zwart, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, 
2) The Optimal Control of Child Delivery for Women with Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy, Aysegul Demirtas, Esma Gel, Arizona State University, Soroush Saghafian, Harvard University, Dean Coonrod, District Medical Group

Invited 7B, Room 'Tempe'
Thursday, June 16, 2016, 12:00-1:00
Latest and Greatest in Process Capability 
Organizer: Anne Hansen
Chair: Anne Hansen
1)  A Strategy for Best Distribution Selection for Robust Process Capability Indices, Karl Pazdernik, North Carolina State University, Presentation
2) Process Capability:  Practical Challenges to Implementation, Julia O’Neill, Tunnell Consulting, Presentation