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Math Seminars

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its first Mathematics Seminar of 2016 on Wednesday, January 27, 3:00-4:00 PM in 101 Cook.  Our speaker, former GRCC student Duy Duong-Tran, will discuss applications of Statistics in the area quality control.  The title and abstract of his talk are below.

Duy’s talk will appeal to a wide audience, and anyone with an interest in engineering, applied mathematics, statistics, health-care management, nursing, etc. is encouraged to attend.  An introductory statistics course, such as MA 215, would be helpful for a full appreciation of the discussion.  Of course, as always, everyone is welcome.

Pop and cookies will be served at 2:45 PM. 


“Out of Control” in Statistical Process Control: Meaning and “Prevention”

The practice of six-sigma is well-established in many areas of industry that involve repetitive processes and outputs. In this talk we will discuss control chart performance, what could happen if a process is "out-of-control", and recent developments in control charting techniques. Surprisingly, statistical control models are not only implemented in traditional industries such as automotive and pharmaceutical, but also in unexpected areas such as health care management and health surveillance.