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William Brenneman is a Research Fellow at the Procter & Gamble Company and an Adjunct Professor in ISyE. Since joining P&G in 2000, he has worked on a wide range of projects that deal with statistics applications in his areas of expertise: design and analysis of experiments, robust parameter design, reliability engineering, statistical process control, computer experiments, and general statistical thinking. He was also instrumental in the development of an in-house statistics curriculum.
He received a Ph.D. degree in Statistics from the University of Michigan (2000), an MS in Mathematics from the University of Iowa (1989) and a BA in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Tabor College (1987). William is Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), and member of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences. He has served as Senior Editor for the ASA Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences, as referee for several statistics journals, as ASQ Statistics Division Chair and is currently an Associate Editor of Technometrics. William also has seven years of experience as an educator at the high school and college level.
Design and Analysis of Experiments, Robust Parameter Design, Reliability Engineering, Statistical Process Control
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Industrial & Systems Engineering
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