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The 36-th ASA Quality & Productivity Research Conference


The 36-th ASA Quality & Productivity Research Conference

“Data and Science is a Winning Alliance”

Hosted by American University in Washington DC on June 10-13, 2019

Registration is open for the 36-th ASA Quality & Productivity Research Conference and the accompanying ASA Short Course. The theme of this year’s conference is Data and Science is a Winning Alliance.  The goal of the conference is to stimulate interdisciplinary research among statisticians, scientists, and engineers in quality and productivity. The conference aims to demonstrate and explore the marriage of data and science, the modern scientific approaches to handling big, multidimensional, and unstructured data. Its aim is to show convincingly how data and science, two fundamental sources of knowledge, are utilizing each other to produce discoveries, progress, improved quality, and increased productivity. It will include a comprehensive discussion of cutting-edge modern methodologies in all aspects of data science, the current progress made in such computer intensive fields as stream data mining, machine learning, functional data analysis, image reconstruction, and text analytics. Participating statisticians, data scientists, quantitative analysts, and representatives of different branches of industry and government will exchange novel ideas and experiences in working with modern big data to discover knowledge and apply it to diverse fields.

The conference welcomes contributed papers and posters that align with its mission and theme. Register a contributed talk by April 15, 2019, or a contributed poster by May 15, 2019.

The conference will honor Dr. Barry Nussbaum, the former Chief Statistician of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the 112-th President of the American Statistical Association. 

Registration for the conference includes a banquet dinner on June 11, the technical tour History of Inventions at the National Museum of American History, a short bus sightseeing tour of the National Mall, and the Potomac River dinner cruise on June 12.

Students are invited to participate in the conference! Student scholarships are available, in addition to two Mary G. and Joseph Natrella Scholarships.

The conference website contains the up-to-date information about the program, short course, registration, and hotels. American University provides discounted accommodation for conference participants who choose to stay on campus, in the same building as all the sessions.

For further information on the conference, contact Prof. Michael Baron at