QPRC 2023: QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY RESEARCH CONFERENCE

June 6-8, 2023

The American Statistical Association (ASA) Quality and Productivity Research Conference (QPRC) will be held June 6-8, 2023, in Houston, TX at the University of Houston. The purpose of this conference 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 2023 conference theme is “Statistics, Deep Learning & the People Side of Process.” Activities at the conference will feature a short course about Data Science on June 5, 2023, plenary, invited, and contributed session speakers, a student poster session/competition, a banquet with a talk by the honored guest, a technical tour at Space Center Houston, and much more!
Please visit the conference website at www.uh.edu/qprc2023 for more information about this event.

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.

Scholarships 
Student participation in the QPRC is strongly encouraged. Two Mary G. and Joseph Natrella Scholarships are awarded at the conference each year and include funds for participation in the conference in addition to the general scholarship funds. The scholarships are funded by the Q&P Mary G. and Joseph Natrella Scholarship Fund and the Quality and Productivity Research Conference.

In addition, several QPRC Student Scholarships are awarded each year to support student participation in the conference. Some of these scholarships generally are funded by the Quality and Productivity Research Conference. Since 2017 the QPRC also has been awarded annual NSF Grants which provide significant additional student support for both the Quality and Productivity Research Conference and the Conference Short Course.


Agenda

Event Speakers

Honored Guest

Dr. Nicole Radziwill, SVP Quality & Strategy – Ultranauts Inc. (formerly Ultra Testing)
The Intelligent Architecture of Fear and Inspiration

Plenary Speakers

Dr. Yu Ding, Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering – Texas A&M University, Associate Director for Research Engagement – Texas A&M Institute of Data Science
Data Science for Wind Energy

Dr. Hung-da Wan, Associate Professor – University of Texas at San Antonio
"Thinking Lean in the Era of Data Analytics"

Dr. Fugee Tsung, Chair Professor and Acting Dean, Information Hub – The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)
Industrial Analytics Research and Education Facing Digital Transformation

Event Type

Host

University of Houston

Sponsor

ASA Section on Quality and Productivity
National Institute of Statistical Sciences

Location

University of Houston
Houston
,
Texas
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United States