The Quality, Statistics, and Reliability (QSR) section is an interdisciplinary section of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), comprised of members from industrial engineering, statistics and business communities from many different countries.

The purpose of the QSR Section is to encourage discussion and interaction among individuals having an interest in Quality, Statistics and Reliability research.


Recent News

  • INFORMS QSR youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRscxnV_WgAGU6SOoTo0UJQ
  • INFORMS 2017 QSR Best Paper Competition:  pdf CFP
  • INFORMS 2017 QSR Best Student Paper Competition:  pdf CFP
  • IEEE T-ASE Special Issue on Automation Science and Engineering for Smart and Interconnected Healthcare Delivery Systems:  pdf CFP
  • Call for Papers: 2017 Sino-US Research Conference on Quality, Analytics, and Innovations, June 26-27, 2017, Beijing, China
  • 2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting QSR Section Awards:
    • Xiao Liu, Kyongmin Yeo, and Jayant Kalagnanam won the “2016 Best Refereed Paper Award” for their paper entitled “Statistical Modeling for Spatio-Temporal Degradation Data”.
    • Simon Tsz Fung Mak (advisor: Prof. Roshan Vengazhiyil) at Georgia Institute of Technology won the the 2016 Best Student Paper Award for his paper "Supporting Points".
    • Xiaochen Xian (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Chen Zhang (National University of Singapore) won the “2016 Best Student Poster Award” of QSR for their posters.

News & Events

  • CFP - QSR Student Introduction and Interaction session and the Best Student Poster Competition

    Participation in these two sessions is free of charge. Interested students, please visit the following address to find general registration information:
    The deadline is September 1, 2017.

  • CFP - INFORMS 2017 QSR Best Paper Competition

    To enter, a blinded as well as an unblinded version of the paper in PDF format should be emailed to the 2017 competition coordinator, Dr. Kaibo Wang (kbwang@tsinghua.edu.cn), prior to the designated deadline (July 1, 2017).