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Ran Jin Elected Chair of INFORMS Quality, Statistics and Reliability

Ran Jin
Dr. Ran Jin

The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech is proud to announce that Assistant Professor Ran Jin has been elected chair of the Quality, Statistics and Reliability (QSR) section of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). He served the last year as chair-elect on the QSR Board and now has assumed the role of chair for 2019.

"My priority is to grow membership, promote academic-industry collaborations, and improve the diversity in QSR communities,” said Jin. “Six subcommittees have been created for these initiatives. They are conference subcommittee, academic subcommittee, industry relationship subcommittee, member service subcommittee, public communication subcommittee, and international subcommittee. The subcommittees were formed by volunteers from faculty and senior Ph.D. students from many universities.”

According to the agency’s website, The Quality, Statistics, and Reliability (QSR) is an interdisciplinary section, comprised of members from industrial and systems engineering, statistics and business communities. The purpose of the QSR Section is to encourage discussion and interaction among individuals having an interest in Quality, Statistics and Reliability research.

Jin joined QSR in 2007 and has previously served on the Board as both secretary and treasurer. His research focuses in data fusion and visualization for manufacturing system modeling and improvement, such as manufacturing visualization via augmented reality, variation reduction in new product realization and manufacturing scale-up, and spatial data analysis in manufacturing.