The 36th Quality and Productivity Research Conference

June 10-13, 2019

This conference is being hosted by American University in Washington D.C. on June 10-13, 2019

Researchers from across academia, industry, and government are invited to participate in the conference, exchange ideas, organize sessions, and present their research related to the spirit of QPRC and this year's conference theme: 

Data and Science is a Winning Alliance

June 10  - One-day course "Big data analytics: dealing with structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data"
June 11-13  - The Quality and Productivity Research Conference

Please visit the conference website for driving directions and parking.

From the QPRC website:

Conference Mission  

The mission of the Quality and Productivity Research Conference (QPRC) is to improve the quality of products and services and the productivity of industries by stimulating the research and development of better statistical methods for quality and productivity improvement. The conference emphasizes research and development of statistical methods driven by important applications and looks to identify new application areas where statistics can have a significant impact. The conference includes statistical topics such as case studies as well as non statistical topics such as writing, communication, and management that have an important influence on the effectiveness of statistical applications. 

Conference Background  

In 1984, AT&T Bell Laboratories organized the first Quality and Productivity Research (Mohonk) Conference. This first conference, and others that followed, stimulated many statisticians to develop improved methods for product and process design, manufacturing, and other business processes. Typical conference participants include industrial and academic statisticians, quality professionals, engineers, statistics and engineering students, and technical managers.


One-day Short Course - June 10 

"Big data analytics: dealing with structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data" 

QPRC Conference - June 11 through June 13

The Quality and Productivity Research Conference will be held.  There is a complete conference schedule with plenary speakers, invited and contributed presentations and posters as well. 

Plenary Speakers 

Barry Nussbaum, the Conference Guest of Honor 
The 112-th President of the American Statistical Association, former Chief Statistician at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

James Rosenberger 
Director of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, Professor Emeritus and former Head of the Department of Statistics at the Pennsylvania State University

William Guthrie 
Mathematical Statistician at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

For a complete and up to date conference schedule of all sessions, please visit the conference website.

Event Type


American University


National Institute of Statistical Sciences
National Institute of Standards and Technology


American University, East Campus
Constitution Hall
3501 Nebraska Ave., NW
District of Columbia
United States