Past ASA Detroit Chapter Activities

April 8, 2014
Presentation by Daniel Reich
Enhancing the Engineer's Decision-Making Process for Crash Test Scheduling with Optimization

March 14, 2014
SE Michigan Science Fair Judging at Washtenaw Community College

February 11, 2014
Presentation by Ron Tracy
The Southeastern Michigan Economic Outlook Project

January 14, 2014
Annual Membership Meeting
Presentation by David Corliss
Stellar Eruption Modeling using Time Series Cluster Analysis

November 12, 2013
Presentation by Vasiliy Krivtsov
Reliability Analysis of ?Sibling? Components

October 8, 2013
Presentation by Yazan Roumani
Modeling Patient Flow in a Network of Intensive Care Units (ICUs)

March 8, 2013
SE Michigan Science Fair Judging at Washtenaw Community College

Feb 12, 2013
Annual Membership Meeting
Presentation by Paul Traub
U.S. and Michigan Economic Outlook and Data

Jan 15, 2013
Presentation by Stephanie Casey and Andrew Ross
Meeting the Needs of Future Teachers in your Statistics Class: Addressing Statistical Knowledge for Teaching

Nov 13, 2012
Presentation by David Doane
Senior Swim Times

Oct 9, 2012
Workshop Presentation by Anamaria Kazanis
JMP for statistics

Sept 11, 2012
Presentation by Heinz Plaumann and Robert Bondar
Statistical Strategies to Improve Quality of Flexible Polyurethane Foams

April 10, 2012
Presentation by Jim Norton
Interesting Statistical Examples Useful in Teaching Undergraduates and Medical Residents

March 9, 2012
SE Michigan Science Fair Judging at Washtenaw Community College

Feb 21, 2012
Presentation by Brady T. West
An Overview of Current Software Procedures for Fitting Linear Mixed Models

Jan 17, 2012
Annual Membership Meeting
Presentation by George Divine
Observations Related to the Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test

Nov 8, 2011
Presentation by Dave Doane
Measuring Skewness: A Forgotten Statistic?
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Oct 11, 2011
Presentation by Robert Kushler
Statistical Modeling of Environmental Conditions in Paint Creek
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Sep 9, 2011
Presentation by Scott R. Millis
Introduction to Item Response Theory
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Aug 28, 2011 Annual Chapter Picnic
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Apr 12, 2011
Presentation by George W. Divine
Sample Size and Power, When is More, Less?
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Mar 11, 2011
SE Michigan Science Fair Judging at Washtenaw Community College
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Feb 11, 2011 (postponed from Jan due to inclement weather)
Presentation by Ron Tracy
Have U.S. Weather Patterns been Abnormal in Recent Years?
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Nov 9, 2010
Presentation by Greg Dyson
Characterizing the contribution of genetic variations to the prediction of human disease risk
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Oct 12, 2010
Presentation by Vasiliy Krivtsov
Survival Regression: From Bio-Statistics to Engineering
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Sep 14, 2010
Presentation by Rob Kushler 
Some Lessons on Generalized Linear Models: the horseshoe crab data
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Jul 19, 2010
Annual Chapter Picnic
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Apr 13, 2010
Presentation by George W. Divine 
The Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney is a good test of medians. Not!
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Mar 12, 2010
SE Michigan Science Fair Judging at Washtenaw Community College
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Feb 9, 2010
Presentation cancelled due to weather threat  

Jan 12, 2010
Presentation by Scott R. Millis
Statisticians Behaving Badly: Common Statistical Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them
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Nov 10, 2009
Presentation by Dorin Drignei
Selected Statistical Topics in Climatology
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October 13, 2009
Discussion led by Dave Fluharty
What should be in a High School Course in Statistics?
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September 15, 2009
Presentation by Jim Albert
Exploring PITCH F/X Data
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July 19, 2009
Annual Chapter Picnic
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May 15/18/27, 2009
Michigan State Poster Competition Awards Presentation
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April 14, 2009
Presentation by Xiaoli Gao
On the Study of Penalized LAD Methods
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March 13, 2009
Special Awards judging team for the Annual Southeast Michigan Science at Washtenaw Community College

February 10, 2009
Presentation by Xiangui (Harvey) Qu
Data Analysis and Optimal Design in High Throughput Screening
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January 13, 2009
Presentation by Robert Thomas
Prediction is very difficult, especially if it is about the future
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November 11, 2008
Presentation by David Doane
Are Textbooks Fairly Priced?
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October 14, 2008
Presentation by S. Ejaz Ahmed
Lasso and Shrinkage-type Estimation in Generalized Linear Models
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September 16, 2008
Presentation by Scott R. Millis
An Introduction to Bayesian Model Averaging
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August 17, 2008
DCASA Annual Picnic
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April 8, 2008
Presentation by Brady T. West
Linear Mixed Models: An Update
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March 7, 2008
Special Awards judging team for the Annual Southeast Michigan Science Fair
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Feb 12, 2008
Presentation by Christopher Mattingly and Teresa Soave
Linear Performance Pricing and Process
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Jan 15, 2008
Presentation by Wei Chen
Bayesian Methods in Clinical Research
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November 13, 2007
Presentation by Jon Oaks
The Impact of Non-Normality on X-bar and R Control Charts for Weibull
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October 9, 2007
Presentation by Vivienne Yu Chen
An Application of Structural Equation Modeling
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September 11, 2007
Presentation by Vasiliy Krivtsov
Some pitfalls of parametric survival analysis
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August 5, 2007
Annual Picnic
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May 8, 2007
Presentation by Maura Stokes
Introducing the GLIMMIX Procedure for Generalized Linear Mixed Models
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April 10, 2007
Presentation by Tony R. Laituri
Derivation and Evaluation of Risk Equations for Frontal Impacts: Various Theoretical Methods
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March 20, 2007 (postponed from Feb 13 due to inclement weather)
Presentation by Steve G. Heeringa
Responsive Design for Household Surveys
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March 9, 2007
Southeast Michigan Science Fair judging at Washtenaw Community College
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January 9, 2007
Presentation by Ellen Barnes
Identifying a Minimal Set of Significant Characteristics from Functional Responses in Engineering Design: a Case Study
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November 14, 2006
Presentation by Robert Kushler
Modeling and Forecasting Customer Complaint Data
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October 10, 2006
Presentation by Lance Heilbrun
Clinical research methodology - Clinical trials Part II
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September 12, 2006
Presentation by Lance Heilbrun
Clinical research methodology - Clinical trials Part I
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July 23, 2006
Fourth Annual DCASA Chapter picnic
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June, 2006
Presentation of statistics poster competition award winners at schools in the Detroit area
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May 12, 2006
Traveling Course: Presentation by Frank Harell, Jr.
Regression Modeling Strategies
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April 11, 2006
Presentation by Ellen Barnes
Making Science Education Exciting by Linking It to the Real World: A Designed Experiment Using Ford's Egg Cart Crash Demonstration
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March 10, 2006
Southeast Michigan Science Fair Judging
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February 22, 2006
Presentation by Bob Thomas
Spreading Innovation
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January 10, 2006
Presentation by Janell D. Townsend
The Effects of Genre and Competition on New Entertainment Product Sales Performance
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December 13, 2005
Presentation by Karry Roberts
Using Paper Helicopters as a Classroom Example of Multifactor Design of Experiments
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November 8, 2005
Presentation by Gary MacDonald
A Bayes Approach to the Problem of Making Repairs
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May 2005
Presentation of statistics poster competition award winners (Detroit area)
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May 10, 2005
Presentation by Vasily Krivtsov
Life Data Analysis in Automotive Engineering Applications
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April 12, 2005
Presentation by Steven J. Littig and Mark W. Isken
Short Term Hospital Census Prediction
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March 11, 2005
Southeast Michigan Science Fair
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February 8, 2005
Presentation by Al Shulte
Klondike Solitaire:  An Analysis Based (Mostly) on Simulation
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January 11, 2005
Presentation by Karry Roberts and Ellen Barnes
Statistical Applications in Engineering Design and Manufacturing
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December 14, 2004
Presentation by Sharon Burton
Applied Statistics - Not Your Father's Statistics
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November 9, 2004
Presentation by Karl Majeske
Approving Measurement Systems when using Calculated Values
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October 12, 2004
Presentation by David Doane
Demonstrating Multicollinearity
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July 18, 2004
Third Annual DCASA Chapter picnic
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April 20, 2004
Presentation by Bob Peterson and Kathy Peterson
Collaboration between Industry and Education
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March 12, 2004
Southeast Michigan Science Fair judging
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January 20, 2004
Presentation by Jim Wasiloff and Brent Biotti
Improving the Reliability and Robustness of a Pneumatic Paint Ball Marker System Through the Practical Application of Parameter Design Optimization Methodologies
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December 2 , 2003
Presentation by Agus Sudjianto
The Roles of Statistical and Engineering Models in Reliability Improvement
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September 16, 2003
Presentation by Karry Roberts
Advanced DOE on a Drawn Arc Stud Welding Process
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July 20, 2003
Second Annual DCASA Chapter picnic
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May 13, 2003
Presentation by Dave Doanne
LearningStats: Software to assist and Motivate Introductory Statistics students
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April 9, 2003
Presentation by Graham Duthie
A Brief Introduction to Analysis of Geographic Data with Applications to Automotive Engineering
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Mar 14, 2003
Southeast Michigan Science Fair judging
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November 19, 2002
Presentation by Gary McDonald
Why not use Experiments that change One factor at a Time
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September 17, 2002
Presentation by Ellen Barnes
Probability Plotting with Non-Independent Data
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July 21, 2002
First Annual ASA Detroit Chapter Picnic
Beverly Hills Park Pavilion
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April 25, 2002
Presentation by Albert Shulte
Probability & Statistics in Michigan's Mathematics Curriculum
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March 8, 2002
Statistics Judging at the 2002 Southeast Michigan Science Fair
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor
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January 30, 2002
Presentation by Mukesh Bhargava
"Business Applications of Data Mining"
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May 1, 2001
Traveling Course 2001 - Detroit, Michigan
Co-hosted by ASA Detroit and Wayne State University
Presentation by Phillip Good
"Permutation Tests : A Guide for Practitioners"
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For our annual Chapter Report of activities, please visit the following links :

1998 Chapter Activity Report

1999 Chapter Activity Report

2000 Chapter Activity Report


2001 Chapter Activity Report

2002 Chapter Activity Report

2003 Chapter Activity Report
2004 Chapter Activity Report

2005 Chapter Activity Report

2006 Chapter Activity Report