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Dr. Douglas Montgomery
Dr. Douglas C. Montgomery is Regents’ Professor of Industrial Engineering and Statistics and ASU Foundation Professor of Engineering at Arizona State University. His previous academic positions include John M. Fluke Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Director of Industrial Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle and Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds BSIE, MS and PhD degrees from Virginia Tech.
Professor Montgomery's industrial experience includes engineering assignments with Union Carbide Corporation and Eli Lilly and Company. He also has extensive consulting experience with many national and international organizations. His consulting clients include IBM, The Coca-Cola Company, Boeing, ALCOA, Intel, AT&T, Amoco, Medtronic, Pfizer, and numerous electronics, biopharmaceutical and medical device companies and electric utilities.
Professor Montgomery's professional interests are in industrial statistics, including design of experiments, quality control, applications of linear models, and time series analysis and forecasting. He also has interests in operations research and statistical methods applied to modeling and analyzing manufacturing systems. He has lectured extensively throughout the Americas, Europe and the Far East. He was a Visiting Professor of Engineering at the Monterey Institute of Technology in Monterey, Mexico, and a University Distinguished Visitor at the University of Manitoba. Professor Montgomery has conducted basic research in empirical stochastic modeling, process control, and design of experiments. The Office of Naval Research, the National Science Foundation, the United States Army, and private industry have sponsored his research. He has supervised 56 doctoral dissertations and more than 40 MS theses and MS Statistics projects.
Professor Montgomery is an author of twelve textbooks that have appeared in over 30 English editions and numerous foreign languages. His texts Design and Analysis of Experiments [7th edition (2009)] and Introduction to Statistical Quality Control [6th edition (2009)] are the most widely used textbooks for these courses worldwide. His two engineering statistics books, Engineering Statistics [5th edition (2006), with G. C. Runger and N. F. Hubele] and Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers [5th edition (2011), with G.C. Runger], are market-leaders for undergraduate courses. His textbooks Generalized Linear Models (2010, with R. H. Myers, G. G. Vining and T.J. Robinson), Introduction to Linear Regression Analysis, 4th edition (2006, with E. A. Peck and G. G. Vining), and Response Surface Methodology,3rd edition (2009, with R. H. Myers and C.M. Anderson-Cook) are widely used for graduate level courses. He has edited or coauthored seven other research books or edited volumes. His research papers have appeared in many journals, including the Journal of Quality Technology, Technometrics, Management Science, Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, IIE Transactions, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Communications in Statistics, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Quality and Reliability Engineering International, IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Quality Engineering, Operational Research Quarterly, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, and Transportation Research.
Professor Montgomery is a past editor of the Journal of Quality Technology and one of the two chief editors of Quality and Reliability Engineering International. He has served as the Applied Probability and Statistics Department Editor and as the Quality and Reliability Engineering Department Editor for IIE Transactions. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Quality Technology, the Journal of Applied Statistics, Quality Engineering, the Journal of Probability and Statistical Science, the International Journal of Experimental Design and Process Optimization and the International Journal of Lean Six Sigma.
Professor Montgomery is a Fellow of the American Society for Quality Control, a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute, and an Elected Academician of the International Academy for Quality. He is a recipient of the Shewhart Medal, the William G. Hunter Award, the Brumbaugh Award, the Lloyd S. Nelson Award, a two-time recipient of the Shewell Award from the American Society for Quality, the Deming Lecture Award from the American Statistical Association, the George Box Medal from the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics, the Greenfield Medal from the Royal Statistical Society, and the Ellis R. Ott Award. He has held several national offices in ASQ, ASA, and IIE. He is a member of the honorary societies Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, Mu Sigma Rho, and Alpha Pi Mu. He has also received several outstanding teaching awards, including the Arizona State University Engineering College Graduate Teaching Excellence Award in 1994. He was named an ASU Outstanding Doctoral Mentor in 2004.