• INFORMS 2017 QSR Best Paper Competition: CFP
  • INFORMS 2017 QSR Best Student Paper Competition:  CFP
  • INFORMS 2017 QSR Best Student Poster Competition: CFP


  • The finalists of the 2016 QSR Best Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
    Amir M. Aboutaleb and Linkan Bian, “An Optimum Design of Laser-based Additive Manufacturing Experiments by Leveraging Analogous Prior Data”.  

    Xiaolei Fang, Kamran Paynabar, and Nagi Gebraeel, “Residual Useful Lifetime Prediction Using a Degradation Image Stream”.

    Xiao Liu, Kyongmin Yeo, and Jayant Kalagnanam, “Statistical Modeling for Spatio-Temporal Degradation Data”. (WINNER) 

    Arman Sabbaghi and Qiang Huang, “Model Transfer via Equivalent Effects of Lurking Variables”.

  • The finalists of the 2016 QSR Best Student Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
    Farmanesh Babak, Oklahoma State University, “Sparse Pseudo-input Local Kriging for Large Non-stationary Spatial Datasets with Exogenous Variables”.  

    Simon Tsz Fung Mak, Georgia Institute of Technology, “Supporting Points”. (WINNER)

    Hao Yan, Georgia Institute of Technology, “AKMM: Adaptive Sensing for Online Anomaly Detection”.

    Murat Yildirim, Georgia Institute of Technology, “Sensor-Driven Condition-Based Maintenance and Operations Scheduling of Power Plants in Electricity Systems”.

  • The winners of the 2016 QSR Best Student Poster Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
    Xiaochen Xian, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “A Nonparametric Adaptive Sampling Strategy for On-line Monitoring of Big Data Streams"

    Chen Zhang, National University of Singapore, “Multichannel Profile Monitoring based on Sparse Multichannel Functional Principle Component Analysis"


  • The finalists of the 2015 QSR Best Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
    Youngjun Choe and Eunshin Byon, “EM-Based Cross-Entropy Method with an Asymptotically Unbiased Information Criterion”.  

    David Coit and Hao Liu, “Markov Additive Processes for Degradation with Jumps under Dynamic Environments”.

    Kamran Paynabar, Hao Yan and Jianjun Shi, “Real-time Monitoring and Diagnosis of High-Dimensional Data Streams via Spatio-Temporal Smooth Sparse Decomposition”. (WINNER) 

  • The finalists of the 2015 QSR Best Student Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
    Kaveh Bastani, Virginia Tech, “An Online Sparse Estimation-based Classification (OSEC) Approach for Real-time Monitoring in Additive Manufacturing Processes Using Heterogeneous Sensor Data”. 

    Yan Jin, University of Washington, “Diagnostic Monitoring of Multivariate Process via a LASSO-BN Formulation”.

    Yanjun Qian, Texas A&M University, “Multi-stage Nanocrystal Growth Identifying and Modeling via in-situ TEM Video”. (WINNER)

    Junbo Son, University of Wisconsin Madison, “RUL Prediction Based on Noisy Condition Monitoring Signals using Constrained Kalman Filter”. 

  • The winner of the 2015 QSR Best Student Poster Competition is:
    Abdallah Chehade (University of Wisconsin-Madison)  


  • The finalists of the 2014 QSR Best Student Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
    Hua, Dingguo. Rutgers University. Reliability of Systems with Spatially Distributed Units.

    Li, Mingyang. University of Arizona. Bayesian Modeling and Inferencing of Heterogeneous Time-to-event Data with an Unknown Number of Sub-populations.

    Xing, Dadi. Purdue University. Optimal Supersaturated Design via Lasso.

    Yuan, Yuan. University of Wisconsin Madison. Non-crossing Quantile Regression Processes based on Monotone B-splines. (WINNER)


  • The finalists of the 2013 QSR Best Student Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
    BAO, Lulu. Tsinghua University. A Run-to-Run Controller for Product Surface Quality Improvement.

    POURHABIB, Arash. Texas A & M University. Bayesian Site Selection for Gaussian Process Regression.

    SABAAGHI, Arman. Harvard University. Indicator Functions and the Algebra of the Linear-Quadratic Parametrization.

    ZHANG, Linmiao. National University of Singapore. Monitoring Wafer Geometric Quality using Additive Gaussian Process Model. (WINNER)


  • The finalists of the 2012 QSR Best Student Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
    BIAN, Linkan. Georgia Institute of Technology. Real-Time Prognostics for Multi-Component Systems with Degradation-Rate-Interactions.

    LIU, Kaibo. Georgia Institute of Technology. Physician Performance Assessment Using a Composite Quality Index.

    PLUMLEE, Matthew. Georgia Institute of Technology. Tractable Functional Response Modeling using Nonstationary Covariance Functions. (WINNER)

    WANG, Li. University of Southern California. Cross-Domain Model Building and Validation (CDMV): A New Modeling Strategy to Reinforce Understanding of Nanomanufacturing Processes.


  • The finalists of the 2011 QSR Best Student Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
    BA, Shan. Georgia Institute of Technology. Multi-Layer Designs for Computer Experiments. (WINNER)

    Bian, Linkan. Georgia Institute of Technology. Predicting Residual Life Distributions under Randomly Evolving Future Environmental Profiles.

    Huang, Shuai. Arizona State University. Hypergraph-based    Gaussian Process Models with Qualitative and Quantitative Input Variables.

    YE, Zhisheng. National University of Singapore. Efficient Semiparametric Estimation of Gamma Processes for Deteriorating Products.


  • The finalists of the 2010 QSR Best Student Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
    ALSHRAIDEH, Hussam. Pennsylvania State University. Factor significance and robust parameter design of shape response experiments.

    JIN, Ran. Georgia Institute of Technology. Reconfigured piecewise linear regression tree for multistage manufacturing process control.

    LI, Jian. Hong Kong University of Sceince and Technology. Multivariate categorical charting techniques via log linear models.

    ZHOU, Qiang. University of Wisconsin Madison. A simple approach to emulation for computer models with qualitative and quantitative factors. (WINNER)


  • The finalists of the 2009 QSR Best Student Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
    Beyca, Omer. Oklahoma State University. Sequential Bayesian Decision Making for End-Point Detection of Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) Processes.

    Kang, Lulu. Georgia Institute of Technology. Bayesian Optimal Single Arrays for Robust Parameter Design. (WINNER)

    Zeng, Li. University of Wisconsin Madison. A Bayesian Approach to Risk-adjusted Change Detection in Healthcare.

    Zhou, Rensheng. Georgia Institute of Technology. Degradation Modeling of Complete, Sparse and Fragmented Signals.


  • The finalists of the 2008 QSR Best Student Paper Competition are (in alphabetical order): 
    pdf DENG, et al. , Georgia Institute of Technology, Statistical approach to quantifying the elastic deformation of nanomaterials

    pdf JEONG, et al. , Rutgers University, Spatial correlogram-based dynamic time warping for automatic detection of defect patterns in wafer maps

    pdf SHRIVISTAVA and DING (winner) Texas A&M University, Graph based isomorph-free generation of two-level regular fractional factorial designs (WINNER)

    pdf SUKCHOTRAT, et al. University of Texas, Classification-based control charts for monitoring multivariate processes