The Statistics Division is excited to announce that the 2011 Hunter Award has been granted to Dr. Geoff Vining, professor of Statistics at Virginia Tech! This award was created to encourage and promote outstanding accomplishments during a career in the broad field of applied statistics. Named in honor of the ASQ Statistics Division’s founding chairman, the award recognizes that person whose actions most closely mirror Bill Hunter’s strengths.  Several items about Bill Hunter were noted by Dr. Vining.

  • Engineer and statistician who didn’t stop being an engineer.
  • Founded the Center for Quality and Productivity at Wisconsin, while working internationally to advance the same.
  • Truly inspiring educator and mentor, as well as an exceptional researcher.

Dr. Geoff Vining Geoff Vining is an internationally recognized expert in the use of experimental design for quality, productivity, and reliability improvement.  He is the author or co-author of three textbooks, all in multiple editions. He is a Fellow of the ASQ, a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, and an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute.

From 1999 – 2006, he served as the department head at Virginia Tech.  He has served as editor of two journals, the Journal of Quality Technology and Quality Engineering, both of which are listed in the Science Citation Index.

Dr. Vining won the 2010 ASQ Shewhart Medal, the 1990 ASQ Brumbaugh Award, and the 2005 Lloyd Nelson Award from the ASQ Statistics Division.  He was Chair of the ASQ Statistics Division and the ASA Quality and Productivity Section. He was the General Conference Chair for the Fifth International Symposium on Business and Industrial Statistics held in 2006 in Lima, Peru.

Congratulations to Dr Geoff Vining on this achievement!