Professor and Frank A Donaldson Chair in Operations Management Chris Nachtsheim has been bestowed with the prestigious Brumbaugh Award for the fourth time. The award, presented by the American Society for Quality (ASQ), honors the paper published in the preceding year that has made the largest single contribution to the development of industrial application of quality control.
Nachtsheim won this award in 1991, 2009, and 2011. The 2015 award is for his paper, “Dimensional Analysis and Its Applications in Statistics,” published in the Journal of Quality Technology (46,3). The paper was co-authored by Weijie Shin, Tim Davis, and Dennis Lin. The authors will be presented with the award at the ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 3.
With this fourth honor, Nachtsheim has won the Brumbaugh Award more times than any living statistician. The all-time winner is late, legendary statistician George Box, who won the award five times.
Nachtsheim is also a multiple winner of other prestigious awards, including the Jack Youden Award from the American Statistical Association for the best expository paper published during the past year and the Lloyd S. Nelson Award from the ASQ for the published paper having the greatest impact on practitioners.