RIT Lecture Features Statistical Analysis Expert




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Everything from ice cream sales in Denmark to the Challenger space shuttle disaster will be discussed in a lecture about statistical analysis on Oct. 5 at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Ron Kenett, founder, CEO and senior partner of KPA Ltd., an international management consulting firm, will address “Aspects of Statistical Consulting Not Taught by Academia” in the 1 p.m. talk in Xerox Auditorium in RIT’s James E. Gleason Building.

Kenett, who is also a professor at the University of Torino, in Italy, has over 25 years’ experience in the integration of statistical methods, process analysis, supporting technologies and modern human resource management systems. His presentation will explore statistical analysis using examples of ice cream sales in Denmark, automobile parts manufactured by injection molding, rubber compounding processes and the Challenger space shuttle disaster.

The former Bell Laboratories researcher and management professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton has numerous publications on industrial statistics, biostatistics and quality management. He co-wrote Modern Industrial Statistics: Design and Control of Quality and Reliability, Multivariate Quality Control: Theory and Applications and Software Process Quality: Management and Control. Kenett is president-elect of the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics.

The talk, free and open to the public, is sponsored by RIT’s John D. Hromi Center for Quality and Applied Statistics and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.