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2024 Joint Research Conference

  • 1.  2024 Joint Research Conference

    Posted 12-16-2023 10:01

    The 2024 Joint Research Conference (JRC) on Statistics in Quality, Industry and Technology will be held in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada from June 17-20, 2024 at the University of Waterloo. This is a joint meeting of the 29th Spring Research Conference on Statistics in Industry and Technology and the 40th Quality and Productivity Research Conference. The conference is co-sponsored by the American Statistical Association Section on Quality and Productivity, the American Statistical Association Section on Physical & Engineering Sciences, and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Organization of this conference is also in partnership with Virginia Tech.

    The goal of this conference is to stimulate interdisciplinary research and innovative solutions to practical problems though interactions among statisticians, data scientists, quality professionals, engineers, students, and others from diverse fields. The theme of this year's conference is, Data Science and Statistics for Industrial Innovation. The technical program will focus on statistical methodology and creative problem solving to address scientific, industrial, and business challenges, drawing upon advances from the fields of statistics, machine learning, and data science.

    The conference will honor Dr. Stefan Steiner, Professor and past Chair (2014-2022) of the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Steiner is an expert in quality improvement, process monitoring, experimental design and measurement system assessment in the realms of business, industry, and healthcare. He will give a keynote address titled "The Art and Science of Leveraging".

    Conference registration will open January 2024. In the meantime, abstract submission is now open and will continue into early 2024. Abstracts may be submitted (without registering) via the conference webpage.

    For an additional fee, participants may register for a full-day, interactive short course (held on June 17) concerning an "Introduction to Large Language Models". This course will be instructed by Ming Li, Director of Data Science at Petsmart and Adjunct Instructor at the University of Washington. The conference will also include (at no additional cost) a technical tour of the Royal City Brewing Co. brewing facility in Guelph Ontario.

    An important objective of the JRC is to encourage student participation. Scholarships for participation in the conference include the Mary G. and Joseph Natrella Scholarships as well as JRC student scholarships funded generously by the National Science Foundation and Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute.

    For up-to-date information about the conference program, registration, accommodations, and scholarships see the conference website: Questions about the conference can be emailed to Nathaniel Stevens at

    Emmanuel Yashchin
    American University