National Quality Month Statistical Symposium

Statistics 2013: The International Year of Statistics

Friday, October 4
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Main Building, Penn State Great Valley, Malvern

Directions to Penn State Great Valley

The cost of this event is $35, which includes a continental breakfast.

ASQ2013 program 

In celebration of National Quality Month, the Philadelphia Section of ASQ and the Engineering Division of Penn State Great Valley will once again sponsor a symposium on statistical methods useful to quality practitioners This year's program will be held Friday, October 4, from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm in the Main Building at Penn State Great Valley.

Keynote Speaker
The keynote speaker, Ronald D. Snee, Ph.D., principal, Snee Associates, LLC, will present "Enhancing Big Data Projects through Statistical Engineering." Snee shows that several pitfalls of common approaches to big data projects can be overcome using statistical engineering principles.

Session 1 - Experimentation
Session one will include: John J. Peterson, Ph.D., director, Statistical Consulting Group, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, presenting
"Avoiding the Flaw of Averages: The Importance of Monte Carlo Simulation in Process Optimization"

Steven P. Bailey, principal consultant, DuPont, Engineering's Applied Statistics Group, presenting "Experimenting with Continuous and Categorical Factors"

Session 2 - Six Sigma and Reliability
Session two will include:
Frank T. Anbari, clinical professor and program director, Project Management Program, Goodwin College of Professional Studies, Drexel University, presenting "Considerations in Implementing Lean Six Sigma"

John I. McCool, Ph.D., professor, systems engineering, Penn State School of Graduate Professional Studies, presenting "Estimation and Inference in Sets of Weibull Samples."