Quality and Productivity Research Conference

An annual conference sponsored by the ASA Section on Quality and Productivity

 

Conference Mission 
The mission of the Quality and Productivity Research Conference (QPRC) is to improve the quality of products and services and the productivity of industries by stimulating the research and development of better statistical methods for quality and productivity improvement. The conference emphasizes research and development of statistical methods driven by important applications and looks to identify new application areas where statistics can have a significant impact. The conference includes statistical topics such as case studies as well as non statistical topics such as writing, communication, and management that have an important influence on the effectiveness of statistical applications.

Conference Background 
In 1984, AT&T Bell Laboratories organized the first Quality and Productivity Research (Mohonk) Conference. This first conference, and others that followed, stimulated many statisticians to develop improved methods for product and process design, manufacturing, and other business processes. Typical conference participants include industrial and academic statisticians, quality professionals, engineers, statistics and engineering students, and technical managers.

Scholarships 
Student participation in the QPRC is strongly encouraged. Two Mary G. and Joseph Natrella Scholarships are awarded at the conference each year and include funds for participation in the conference in addition to the general scholarship funds. The scholarships are funded by the Q&P Mary G. and Joseph Natrella Scholarship Fund and the Quality and Productivity Research Conference.

In addition, several QPRC Student Scholarships are awarded each year to support student participation in the conference. Some of these scholarships generally are funded by the Quality and Productivity Research Conference. Since 2017 the QPRC also has been awarded annual NSF Grants which provide significant additional student support for both the Quality and Productivity Research Conference and the Conference Short Course.

Annual Conference Information

Year         Conference Honoree         Location         Conference Host          
2022 Dr. Bin Yu San Francisco, CA San Francisco State University Web Site
2021    Dr. Geoff Vining   Tallahasse, FL   Florida State University   Web Site
2020    NA   NA   NA   NA
2019   Dr. Barry D. Nussbaum   Washington, DC   American University   Web Site
2018   Dr. Max Morris   Santa Fe, NM   Los Alamos National Laboratory   Web Site
2017   Dr. Shelemyahu Zacks   Storrs, CT   University of Connecticut   Web Site
2016   Dr. Christine Anderson-Cook   Tempe, AZ   Arizona State University   Web Site
2015    Dr. Janet Myhre   Raleigh, NC   North Carolina State University   Web Site
2014    Dr. Douglas Hawkins   Seattle, WA   University of Washington   Web Site
2013    Dr. Bradley Jones   Niskayuna, NY   General Electric   Web Site
2012    Dr. William Woodall   Long Beach, CA   University of California   Web Site
2011    Dr. Blan Godfrey   Roanoke, VA   Virginia Tech   Web Site
2010    Dr. Vijay Nair   Gaithersburg, MD   National Institute of Standards and Technology   Web Site
2009    Dr. William Q. Meeker   Yorktown Heights, NY   IBM   Web Site
2008    Dr. C. F. Jeff Wu   Madison, WI   University of Wisconsin   Web Site
2007    Dr. Douglas Montgomery   Santa Fe, NM   Los Alamos National Laboratory   Web Site
2006    Dr. Edward Schilling   Knoxville, TN   University of Tennessee   Web Site
2005    Dr. R. Dennis Cook   Minneapolis, MN   University of Minnesota   Web Site
2004    Dr. Raymond Myers   Durham, NC   North Carolina State University   Web Site
2003    Dr. Peter W. M. John   Yorktown Heights, NY   IBM   Web Site
2002    Dr. George E. P. Box   Tempe, AZ   University of Arizona   Web Site
2001    Dr. Gerald Hahn   Austin, TX   International SEMATECH   Web Site
2000    Ms. Mary G. Natrella   Seattle, WA   Boeing   Web Site
1999    Dr. Stuart Hunter   Schenectady, NY   General Electric   Web Site