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Montgomery to receive international industrial engineering award

May 12, 2008

Douglas Montgomery, a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering, has been selected to receive one of the top honors bestowed by the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS).

Montgomery will receive the 2008 George Box Medal, recognizing outstanding contributions to the development and application of statistical methods in European business and industry.

He will give an address and be presented the award at the ENBIS international meeting in Athens, Greece in September.

The ENBIS awards committee cited Montgomery’s industrial statistics work in the design of experiments, quality control, applications of linear models, and series modeling and forecasting.

The committee also noted his authorship of several books in the field and many journal articles that reflected the depth of his expertise.

Montgomery has worked in engineering assignments with major businesses such as Union Carbide Corporation and Eli Lily and Company, and been a consultant to many national and international engineering organizations.

He has lectured extensively throughout the Americas, Europe and the Far East, and is one of the co-editors of Statistical Practice in Business and Industry, which the ENBIS awards committee deems a “famous” book in the statistics field.

In 2006, Montgomery was made an Arizona State University Regents Professor. The designation is given to faculty members at Arizona’s public universities who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship and outstanding achievement. He is one of six Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering faculty members to hold the Regents Professor designation.

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