Quality, Statistics & Reliability


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.The bylaws of QSR can be found here

Recent News

  • INFORMS QSR youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRscxnV_WgAGU6SOoTo0UJQ
  • Abdallah Chehade (advisor: Prof. Kaibo Liu) from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, won the “2015 Best Student Poster Award” of QSR for his poster entitled  “Optimize the Signal Quality of the Composite Health Index via Data Fusion for Degradation Modeling and Prognostic Analysis”.
  • Hao Yan, Kamran Paynabar, and Jianjun Shi from the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, won the “2015 Best Refereed Paper Award” for their paper entitled “Real-time Monitoring and Diagnosis of High-Dimensional Data Streams via Spatio-Temporal Smooth Sparse Decomposition”
  • Yanjun Qian (advisor: Prof. Yu Ding) from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, won the the 2015 Best Student Paper Award for his paper "Multi-stage Nanocrystal Growth Identifying and Modeling via In-situ TEM Video"
  • QSR Best Student Paper Award: The QSR section of INFORMS announces the Best Student Paper Award to recognize excellence among its student members. Details of how to participate in this competition can be found in 
  • ICQI ANNOUNCEMENT: Institute for Continual Quality Improvement (ICQI), a joint conference with the ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement, will be held in May 2013 at Indianapolis, IN.
  • CALL FOR PAPERS: The Second International Symposium on System Informatics and Engineering, July 8-9, 2013, Xi'an China.
  • Judy Jin has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • CALL FOR PAPERS: The First International Symposium on System Informatics and Engineering, July 11-13, 2011, Qingdao, China.
  • CALL FOR PAPERS: The annual International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale (3M-NANO), Aug 29 - Sept 2, 2011, Changchun, China.
  • CALL FOR PAPERS AND SESSIONS: The seventh annual IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (IEEE CASE 2011), August 24-27, 2011, Trieste, Italy.

Archived News

Follow Quality, Statistics & Reliability:


2015 QSR best student paper competition

Key Contacts

Hui Yang, Ph.D. (Chair)

Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering
Penn State University

Kaibo Wang, Ph.D. (Chair-Elect)

Department of Industrial Engineering
Tsinghua University

Shuai Huang, Ph.D. (Web Master)
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
University of Washington

mulitsite promo area

Meetings & Conferences