March 16: Gore Lecture Series to open with talk by Douglas Montgomery
Douglas Montgomery

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9:53 a.m., March 3, 2011----The Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics will present the inaugural lecture of the W.L. Gore Lecture Series in Management Science at noon, Wednesday, March 16, in Clayton Hall.

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The new lecture series, sponsored by an endowment from the Gore family, is designed to feature experts in the application of probability, statistics and experimental design to decision making, including applications in academia, business, government, engineering and medicine. The series recognizes the key role that the fields of probability, statistics and experimental design have played in the success of W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Opening the series on March 16 will Douglas Montgomery, Regents' Professor of Industrial Engineering and Statistics and ASU Foundation Professor of Engineering at Arizona State University.

His topic will be “Design of Experiments: New Methods and How to Use Them in Design, Development and Decision-making.”

Cost for the lecture and buffet lunch is $10 per person. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. To register online, visit [http://www.lerner.udel.edu/GoreLectureSeries].

Montgomery's industrial experience includes engineering assignments with Union Carbide Corp. and Eli Lilly & Co. He also has extensive consulting experience with many national and international organizations, including IBM, Coca-Cola, Boeing, ALCOA, Intel, AT&T, Amoco, Medtronic, Pfizer and numerous electronics, biopharmaceutical and medical device companies and electric utilities. He has lectured extensively throughout the Americas, Europe and the Far East.

He is author of 12 textbooks that have appeared in more than 30 English editions and numerous foreign languages. His texts, Design and Analysis of Experiments and Introduction to Statistical Quality Control, are the most widely used textbooks for these courses worldwide.

Montgomery's honors include the Shewhart Medal, the William G. Hunter Award, the Brumbaugh Award, the Lloyd S. Nelson Award, two Shewell Awards from the American Society for Quality, the Deming Lecture Award from the American Statistical Association, the George Box Medal from the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics, the Greenfield Medal from the Royal Statistical Society and the Ellis R. Ott Award. He also has received several outstanding teaching awards.

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