2019 FTC And Awards Announcements!

The 63rd Annual ASQ/ASA Fall Technical Conference (FTC) was held at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Sept. 25-27. The conference was well attended by over 120 attendees with a variety of talks from across industry and academia. The ASQ Statistics Division was proud to award several travel grants as well as four prestigious awards during the afternoon plenary on Thursday, Sept. 26. 
  • The Lloyd S. Nelson Award is awarded to the authors of an article published in the Journal of Quality Technology considered to be of “greatest immediate impact to practitioners”. This year, the award recipients are Anh Tuan Bui and Daniel W. Apley of Northwestern University for their article “Monitoring for changes in the nature of stochastic textured surfaces.” The article was made Open Access and can be accessed at www.asq.org/pub/jqt.
  • The Søren Bisgaard Award is awarded to the authors of an article published in Quality Engineering considered to be of “greatest potential for advancing the practice of quality improvement.” This year, the award recipient is John Sall of JMP Division of SAS Institute for his article “Scaling-up process characterization”.  The article was made Open Access and can be accessed at www.asq.org/pub/qe.
  • The William G. Hunter Award was created to encourage and promote outstanding accomplishments during a career in the broad field of applied statistics, and to recognize implementers who get results. This year, the award recipient is Dr. William B. Woodall, Professor of Statistics (retired) of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In addition to numerous other awards, Dr. Woodall has published over 150 articles, possesses extensive consulting experience in industries ranging from healthcare to manufacturing and cyberspace, and mentored many students who are now leaders in ASQ and industry.
  • The William J. Youden Memorial Address is given by an individual who is “a recognized leader in the development or application of statistical methodologies, extensively promote statistics and the statistical applications to everyday problems, being well published, and being a vibrant and passionate speaker.” This year, the award recipient is Dr. James J. Filliben of the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). The award recipient is invited to give the William J. Youden Memorial Address and Dr. Filliben gave an address highlighting Dr. Youden’s pioneering work during his tenure at NIST and the relationships he built there.
A complete listing of all Awards, including grant recipients, is available here:  https://my.asq.org/communities/files/177/4287

Congratulations to all our 2019 Award Winners! 

 
Posted by Mindy Hotchkiss on Oct 18, 2019 3:02 PM America/Chicago

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