2020 Quality and Productivity Research Conference (POSTPONED to 2021)

Postponed to June 2021

Please Note:  This conference has been postponed tentatively to June of 2021.  As new information is provided we will update this event page.

The theme for this year's conference is "Data Science and Statistics for Quality".

There are three keynote speakers, a full conference program as well as a short course that will be presented.  Additional information can be found below.  Please see the conference website for the latest details!

Registration is now Open!

NISS Affiliates - please note the discount registration fee for this conference!


Keynote Speakers

Peihua Qiu - Professor and Head of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Florida.

Geoff Vining -  Professor at the Department of Statistics at Virignia Tech.

William Welch - Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of British Columbia.

Additional information about these speakers can be found on the conference website.


Program details available on the conference website soon!

Short Course

Introduction to Data Science the Tidy Way

Course Description: Tidyverse is a set of R packages that are known for their consistent grammar. This workshop will introduce packages in the Tidyverse collection and other packages that use tidy principles. It will cover summarizing data with descriptive statistics and visualizations, wrangling data, statistical modeling and writing reproducible reports with R Markdown.

Prerequisite Knowledge: Some experience with working with data in R, Excel, SAS, SPSS, Python or any other tool. 

Course InstructorMine Dogucu is Assistant Professor of Teaching in Department of Statistics at the University of California, Irvine. Her work focuses on integrating data science and computing in the statistics curriculum, making Bayesian education accessible at the undergraduate level, instructor training, and active learning. She has been an R user for more than 10 years and has been using Tidyverse in the last 3 years. 

Event Type


Florida State University


National Institute of Statistical Sciences


United States
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