Fall Technical Conference (FTC) Webinar Series
The Fall Technical Conference (FTC) was postponed this year, but the fun must go on! Please join us for a 6-week FTC Webinar Series where we highlight some of the 2020 award winners from the FTC sponsoring organizations. The first 1-hour webinar will be Friday, November 6 1:00-2:00 PM eastern, as Bobby Gramacy presents Replication or Exploration? Sequential Design for Stochastic Simulation Experiments. This webinar is based on the 2020 Youden Award-winning paper – the best expository paper appearing in the 2019 issue of Technometrics.

The cost of attending is FREE, but registration is required. To receive the webinar information, you must first register. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ftc-2020-webinar-series-tickets-126000499887
Can’t make it one week? Never fear – the webinar will be recorded and posted to the FTC website.

This is a chance to virtually connect with your FTC friends and colleagues. Hope to see you there as we recognize the work of our colleagues!

The Fall Technical Conference has long been a forum for both statistics and quality and is co-sponsored by the American Society for Quality (Chemical and Process Industries Division and Statistics Division) and the American Statistical Association (Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences and Section on Quality and Productivity). Information is also available at the FTC website: https://falltechnicalconference.org/  

FTC Webinar Series Schedule: 
Week 1: Friday, November 6 1:00 eastern
Speaker: Bobby Gramacy, Virginia Tech (CPID – Youden award)
Title: Replication or Exploration? Sequential Design for Stochastic Simulation Experiments
Award: CPID - Youden Award - best expository paper appearing in the 2019 issues of Technometrics

Week 2: Friday, November 13 1:00 eastern
Speakers: Christine M. Anderson-Cook (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Lu Lu (University of South Florida), Peter A. Parker (NASA)
Title: Effective Interdisciplinary Collaboration between Statisticians and Other Subject Matter Experts
Award: STAT - Bisgaard Award - best paper in 2019 issues of Quality Engineering with greatest potential for advancing the practice of quality improvement

Week 3: Friday, November 20, 1:00 eastern
Speaker: Nathaniel Stevens, University of Waterloo
TitleDesign and Analysis of Confirmation Experiments
Award: STAT - Nelson Awad - best paper in 2019 issues of Journal of Quality Technology with greatest immediate impact to practitioners

Week 4: Friday, December 4 1:00 eastern
Speaker: Qingyu Yang, Wayne State University
Title: From micro to macro: material degradation modeling and failure prediction using microstructure images
Award: CPID - Wilcoxon Award - best practical application paper appearing in the 2019 issues of Technometrics

Week 5: Thursday, December 10, 3:00 eastern
Speaker: Peter Goos, KU Leuven
Title: OMARS Designs: Bridging the Gap between Definitive Screening Designs and Standard Response Surface Designs
Award: FTC - Shewell Award - best presentation at the 2019 Fall Technical Conference

Week 6: Friday, December 18 1:00 eastern
Speaker: Martha Gardner, GE
Title:  TBA
Award: Q&P - Hahn Q&P Achievement Award - recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding and sustained achievement and leadership in developing, promoting, and successfully improving the quality and productivity of products and organizational performance using statistical concepts and methods over a period of 20 or more years.