Spring Research Conference on Statistics in Industry and Technology

June 21-24, 2011

Department of Industrial Engineering at Northwestern University

Welcome! The 18th Spring Research Conference On Statistics in Industry and Technology will be held June 21-24, 2011 on the Campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Il just outside Chicago.

Evanston is 25-35 minutes from downtown Chicago which is one of the premier cities in the US.  Chicago’s city center is a model of a revitalized downtown. Millennium Park and the Museum campus are both beautiful walking areas and Michigan Avenue is world famous for fabulous shopping.  All of the museums are world class and the Shedd Aquarium has an oceanarium with a spectacular view over Lake Michigan.   The Chicago Lakefront and the beaches along Lake Michigan in June are a destination in themselves.

The goal of the conference is to promote cross-disciplinary research in statistical methods in engineering, science and technology. This is to be interpreted broadly to cover a wide range of application areas including environment, information and manufacturing sciences. The conference is intended to stimulate interactions among statisticians, researchers in the application areas, and industrial practitioners. It will provide a forum where participants can describe current research, identify important problems and areas of application, and formulate future research directions.

Student scholarships that cover registration fees and a majority of local living expenses are typically provided to selected graduate student attendees. These recipients are selected from students who submit contributed papers and ask to be considered for a scholarship.