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U of Arizona SIE Seminar - Dr. Bill Woodall
Title: Influential Statistical Papers and Presentations – and Related Phenomena

Abstract: What papers and presentations have affected your academic life? I share some of my experiences, so there is a focus on statistics and industrial engineering. The ideas conveyed, however, apply much more broadly.

Topics include discussion of some of the most cited papers in science and issues related to effective presentations, publication, citation counts, and innovation. Illustrations involve profile monitoring, fuzzy logic, Taguchi methods, and health-related surveillance. This presentation is designed to be nontechnical, thought-provoking and, if all goes as planned, entertaining.

Speaker Bio: Bill Woodall is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Statistics at Virginia Tech, the department in which he obtained his MS and PhD. He has written over 160 research papers, winning nine best paper awards. He has been awarded the Shewhart Medal and the William G. Hunter Award by the American Society for Quality and the Box Medal by the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics. He is a former editor of the Journal of Quality Technology. Current research interests include sampling issues related to process monitoring, the tuning of process monitoring methods, and the monitoring of surgical outcomes and social networks. For more information see

Sep 17, 2020 02:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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