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Title: Quality Technology in the High-tech Age
Originating Office: IAS
Speaker: Wu, Jeff
Issue Date: 19-Dec-2013
Event Date: 19-Dec-2013
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 8.15 - Institute for Advanced Study
Series 3 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 8.15:3 EF
Notes: IAS Distinguished Lecture.
HKUST International Forum on Probability and Statistics. Talk no. 1.
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The Second HKUST International Forum on Probability and Statistics (2013), held 19 December, 2013, at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Co-sponsored by the HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study and the Center for Statistical Science.
Abstract: Traditional work in quality control and improvement had its main impetus from needs in manufacturing like autos, electronics and chemicals. As the economies in developed countries are increasingly dependent on high value-added products, it is natural to ask what role can quality professionals play in the high-tech age. Without the benefit of crystal gazing, I will use several research examples to search for hints to the future. I would describe the essence of some research projects, including the study of nano-mechanical properties, computer-aided design and management of data centers, and electronics packaging. The following features distinguish these problems from traditional quality technology. The experiments are more elaborate and the responses can be sensitive to input conditions; they often require complex modeling; how to scale up from lab conditions to industrial productions; they often use extensive computer modeling (e.g., finite element analysis) before conducting (or even foregoing) physical experiments for verification. Based on these new features, I will try to address the ultimate question: 'will there be a paradigm shift and what to expect'?
Duration: 65 min.
Appears in Series:8.15:3 - Audio-visual Materials
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