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Degree Program University
Ph.D. Administrative and Engineering Systems Union College
M.S. Operations Research and Applied Statistics Union College
B.Sc. Management Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
2016 - Now Associate Professor Siena College
2014 - 2016 Senior Manager of Data Sciences GE Renewables
2013 - 2014 Principal Member of Technical Staff Global Foundries
1991 - 2016 Adjunct Professor Union Graduate College
1990 - 2013 Principal Scientist in Analytics GE Global Research

Articles & Book Reviews

  • A Mixture Model for Determination of Root Cause Frequency: Proposed solution to the open challenge
    Quality Engineering, vol. 31
    2019
  • Introducing Advanced Exploratory Data Analysis Tools in an MBA Program
    Global Journal of Business Pedagogy, vol. 3
    2019
  • Reliability Disasters: Lessons Learned
    Quality Progress
    2019
  • Statistical Intervals, not Statistical Significance
    Significance, vol. 16
    2019
  • Assess Your Lifetime Model: A Graphical Distribution Fit Test for Product Life Data Analysis
    Quality Progress
    December, 2018
  • Book Review: Statistical Intervals: A Guide for Practitioners and Researchers
    Interfaces
    2018
  • Fallacies of Statistical Significance
    Quality Progress
    November, 2017
  • Identify and Act: Performing Product Life Data Analysis with Unidentified Subpopulations
    Quality Progress
    2016
  • Reliability Upsizing: How to Adjust for Size Effect in Product Life Data Analysis
    Quality Progress
    November, 2015
  • An Application of the Linear Errors-in-Variables Model in Semiconductor Device Performance Assessment
    Quality Engineering, vol. 27
    October, 2015
  • Leveraging Big Data for Proactive Product Servicing
    Six Sigma Forum Magazine
    2015
  • Batch Variability in Accelerated-Degradation Testing
    Journal Of Quality Technology, vol. 46
    April, 2014
  • Improving a Manufacturing Process Using Data-Based Methods
    Quality And Reliability Engineering: International, vol. 30
    April, 2014
  • Timely Reliability Assessment Using Destructive Degradation Tests
    Quality Progress
    2014
  • Gaining Physical Insights from Degradation Data
    Journal Of Quality Technology, vol. 45
    April, 2013
  • Discussion of More Pitfalls of Accelerated Testing
    Journal Of Quality Technology
    2013
  • Improved Life Analyses Using Degradation Testing
    Quality Progress
    2013
  • Career Paths for the Applied Statistician
    Amstat News
    2012
  • Statistics Research in Business and Industry: The GE Experience
    International Statistical Review
    2012
  • Statistics in Business and Industry: The Path Forward
    Amstat News
    2012
  • The Excitement of a Career in Statistics
    Amstat News
    2012
  • Traits of a Successful Statistician
    Amstat News
    2012
  • Using Bayesian Methods to Leverage Engineering Knowledge in Life Data Analysis
    Quality Progress
    2012
  • Leveraging Engineering Knowledge in Life Data Analysis
    Quality Progress
    2011
  • Statistics to Facilitate Innovation: A Panel Discussion
    Quality Engineering
    2011
  • The Challenge to Long Term Improvement
    Six Sigma Forum Magazine
    2011
  • By the Numbers
    Six Sigma Forum Magazine
    2010
  • Efficient Gradient-Based Optimization of Process Capability with Multiple, Potentially Non-normal Outputs
    Communications In Statistics - Simulation And Computation
    2010
  • Predicting Problems: Forecasting the Number of Future Field Failures
    Quality Progress
    2010
  • Validating Product Reliability
    Chance
    2010
  • A Conversation with Gerry Hahn
    Quality Engineering
    2009
  • Discussion of Quality Management and Quality Practice: Perspectives on their History and their Future
    Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry
    2009
  • Divide and Conquer in Reliability Analyses: Gain Understanding by Looking at Different Population Segments
    Quality Progress
    2009
  • Numbers in Everyday Life: A Short Course for Adults
    Amstat News
    2009
  • Data Mining: A Gateway to Better Data Gathering
    Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
    2008
  • Proactive Product Servicing
    Quality Progress
    2008
  • The Future of Industrial Statistics: A Panel Discussion
    Technometrics
    2008
  • Reliability Assessment by Use-Rate Acceleration
    Quality Progress
    2007
  • Adding to the Six Sigma Statistical Toolkit
    Six Sigma Forum Magazine
    2006
  • Book Review Process Quality Control: Troubleshooting and Interpretation of Data
    Journal Of Quality Technology
    2006
  • How to Analyze Reliability Data for Repairable Products
    Quality Progress
    2006
  • Improving Reliability Through Warranty Data Analysis
    Quality Progress
    2006
  • Book Review of Practical Reliability Engineering
    Quality And Reliability Engineering: International
    2005
  • Planning Reliability Assessment
    Quality Progress
    2005
  • What's Missing in Six Sigma?
    Six Sigma Forum Magazine
    2005
  • Book Review Weibull Models
    Technometrics
    2004
  • Planning Life Tests for Reliability Demonstration
    Quality Progress
    2004
  • Book Review Recurrent Events Analysis for Product Repairs, Disease Recurrences, and Other Applications
    Journal Of Quality Technology
    2003
  • Simultaneous Optimization of Mean and Standard Deviation in Response Surface Experimentation
    Journal Of Quality Technology
    2003
  • Speedier Reliability Analysis
    Quality Progress
    2003
  • Divide and Conquer: Reliability Analysis by Individual Failure Modes
    Quality Progress
    2002
  • Book Review HALT, HASS and HASA Explained: Accelerated Reliability Techniques
    Technometrics
    2001
  • Statistical Tools for Six Sigma
    Quality Progress
    2001
  • Using Degradation Data for Product Reliability Analysis
    Quality Progress
    2001
  • Assessment of Impact of Measurement Variability in the Presence of Multiple Sources of Product Variability
    Quality Engineering
    2000
  • Discussion: Practical Aspects of Corrected Likelihood Ratio Confidence Intervals
    Technometrics
    2000
  • Reliability (or Product Life) Data Analysis: A Case Study
    Quality Progress
    2000
  • The Evolution of Six Sigma
    Quality Engineering
    2000
  • Discussion of Statistics as a Catalyst to Learning by Scientific Method
    Journal Of Quality Technology
    1999
  • Reliability Improvement: Issues and Tools
    Quality Progress
    1999
  • Sample Size Considerations for Assessing the Equivalence of Two Process Means
    Quality Engineering
    1999
  • Statistical Considerations in Microanalysis by Energy-dispersive Spectrometry
    Microscopy and Microanalysis
    1999
  • A Method to Compare Two Samples of Recurrence Data
    Life Data Analysis
    1998
  • Book Review Quality and Reliability of Technical Systems: Theory, Practice, Management
    Technometrics
    1998
  • A Useful Property of Best Linear Unbiased Predictors with Applications to Life-testing
    American Statistician
    1997
  • Discussion of New Pedagogy and New Content: The Case of Statistics
    International Statistical Review
    1997
  • Process Monitoring with Multiple Products and Production Lines
    Quality Engineering
    1997
  • Evaluating the Impact of Blending on Product Consistency
    Journal Of Quality Technology
    1996
  • Process Monitoring with Multiple Product Grades
    Journal Of Quality Technology
    1996
  • Book Review Handbook of Reliability Engineering
    Journal Of American Statistical Association
    1995
  • Book Review How to Perform Skip-Lot and Chain Sampling
    Journal Of Quality Technology
    1995
  • Determining the Duration of a Demonstration Life-test Before All Units Fail
    IEEE Transactions On Reliability
    1995
  • Discussion of Shewhart-type Charts in Non-standard Situations
    Technometrics
    1995
  • Moving from Every Lot Inspection to Audit Sampling
    Journal Of Quality Technology
    1994
  • Comparisons of Approximate Confidence Intervals for Distributions Used in Life Data Analysis
    Technometrics
    1993
  • Orthogonal Parameters with Censored Data
    Communications In Statistics, Theory, And Methods
    1993
  • Algorithmic Statistical Process Control: Concepts and an Application
    Technometrics
    1992
  • Discussion of Relationship Between Results of Partial Discharge Pulse Height Analysis and Subsequent Voltage Endurance of Stator Bars and Coils
    IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
    1992
  • Comparisons of Approximate Confidence Intervals for the Smallest Extreme Value Distribution Simple Linear Regression Model under Time Censoring
    Communications In Statistics - Simulation And Computation
    1991
  • Identification of Out of Control Quality Characteristics in a Multivariate Manufacturing Environment
    Communications In Statistics, Theory, And Methods
    1991
  • Interval Estimation from Censored and Masked System Failure Data
    IEEE Transactions On Reliability
    1991
  • Getting Good Data Up Front: A Key Challenge
    Quality Engineering, vol. 24
    Oct-Dec, 2012
  • Topics for the Accounting Information Systems Course: A Dual Perspective Approach from Educators and Employers
    Accounting Information Systems Educator's Journal, vol. 14
    Fall, 2019

Awards & Distinctions

  • SOB Hickey Scholar
    Category: Research
    Siena College, 2019
  • SOB Research Excellence Award
    Category: Research
    Siena College, 2019
  • ​Douglas T. Hickey Chair in Business
    Category: Research
    Siena College School of Business, 2018
  • Founded in 1949, the Brumbaugh Award is presented for the paper, published in the preceding year, that the committee decides has made the largest single contribution to the development of industrial application of quality control.  2016 Brumbaugh Award presented to Necip Doganaksoy for co-authoring the paper, “An Application of the Linear Errors-in-Variables Model in Semiconductor Device Performance Assessment,” published in 2015 in Quality Engineering, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp. 500-511.



    Category: Research
    American Society for Quality (ASQ), 2016
  • Technometrics Ziegel Prize for the best book reviewed by the journal in 2010 (The Role of Statistics in Business and Industry by Hahn and Doganaksoy). Technometrics is a journal of statistics for the physical, chemical and engineering sciences, published jointly by the American Society for Quality and the American Statistical Association. Criteria for the award include that the book brings together in one volume a body of material previously only available in scattered research articles and having the potential to significantly improve practice in engineering and science.



    Category: Teaching-Research
    American Satistical Association (ASA) and American Society for Quality (ASQ), 2011
  • Recognized for practical use of statistical tools in non-traditional areas like IT, Human Resources and Finance. The Statistics Division of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) established the Hunter Award in 1987 in memory of the Division's founding chair to promote, encourage and acknowledge outstanding accomplishments during a career in the broad field of applied statistics. The attributes that characterize Bill Hunter's career - consultant, educator for practitioners, communicator, and integrator of statistical thinking into other disciplines - are used to help decide the recipient.



    Category: Teaching-Research-Service
    American Society for Quality, 2009
  • Fellowship is the highest honorary membership grade of this 80,000 member association. Presently, only 650 members hold the Fellow status.



    Category: Teaching-Research-Service
    American Society for Quality (ASQ), 2008
  • The ISI is composed of some 4,000 individual members who are the world’s leading statisticians. Membership is by election of the ISI Board only.



    Category: Teaching-Research-Service
    International Statistical Institute (ISI), 1997
  • Citation: In recognition of his role as an outstanding industrial statistician, his many contributions to the statistical methodology of product life analysis and process control, and his service to the profession. Each year less than one-third of one percent of the total association membership are recognized as Fellows.



    Category: Teaching-Research-Service
    American Statistical Association (ASA), 1996

Books & Book Chapters

  • Achieving Product Reliability: A Key to Business Success (Under Contract with CRC Press. Planned publication in 2020)

    2016
  • Statistical Roundtables: Insights and Best Practices

    2016
  • A Career in Statistics: Beyond the Numbers (Chinese translation)
    Xi'an Jiaotong University Press
    2011
  • A Career in Statistics: Beyond the Numbers
    Wiley and Sons
    2011
  • The Role of Statistics in Business and Industry
    Wiley and Sons
    2008
  • Statistics: A Guide To The Unknown
    Duxbury Press
    2006
  • Handbook of Statistics Volume: Advances in Reliability
    North Holland Publications
    2001
  • Handbook of Statistics Volume: Advances in Reliability
    North Holland Publications
    2001
  • The Quality Yearbook
    McGraw-Hill
    2001
  • Juran's Quality Handbook
    McGraw-Hill
    1998
  • Handbook of Reliability Engineering and Management
    McGraw-Hill
    1996
  • Recent Advances in Life-Testing and Reliability
    CRC press New York (part of Taylor and Francis)
    1995
  • Recent Advances in Life-Testing and Reliability
    CRC press New York (part of Taylor and Francis)
    1995

Presentations

  • An Exploratory Analysis of Drug Rehabilitation Data and the Need for Evidence-Based Policy Reform
    2019
    UPSTAT 2019 Annual Conference of the Upstate Chapters of the American Statistical Association, Rochester, New York
  • Introduction to Blockchain: Incorporating Emerging Technologies in the Classroom
    2019
    UPSTAT 2019 Annual Conference of the Upstate Chapters of the American Statistical Association, Rochester, New York
  • Reliability Assurance and Data Analytics
    2019
    The Hickey Lecture Series, Loudonville, New York
  • Change Point Detection and Issue Localization based on Fleet-wide Fault Data
    2018
    UP-STAT 2018 Better Living Through Statistics, The University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
  • Exploratory Analysis of Data on Homelessness: Paving the Way for Data Analytics for Social Good
    2018
    UP-STAT 2018 Better Living Through Statistics, The University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
  • MSA Concentration in Data and Analytics
    2018
    AAA Intensive Data and Analytics Summer Workshop, Orlando, Florida
  • Using the Central Limit Theorem in Medicare/Medicaid Audits
    2018
    Invited presentation at Siena College Faculty Research Symposium, Siena College, New York
  • Topics for the Accounting Information Systems Course: what do employers think is important?
    June, 2017
    Accounting Information Systems Educator Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Embedding Big Data and Analytics into your Courses and Curriclum
    2017
    AAA Northeast Region Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Fault Data and Reliability Analysis
    2017
    34th Quality and Productivity Research Conference (ASA-ASQ), Storrs, Connecticut