Student Outreach

Student Outreach Committee – Sponsoring students for LSS Conference

By Veronica B. Marquez, M.Sc, CSSBB, CSSCP, ASQ Senior Member, ASQ Montreal Vice-Chair, member of Student Outreach Committee

Veronica Marquez

Are you interested in developing your Lean Six Sigma skills?

The ASQ Montreal section is offering to sponsor students members of any university in Montreal to attend the ASQ Lean Six Sigma conference taking place this March 1st to the 4th. Send us an email before February 19th, 2021 COB, indicating your field of study, university, and why you are interested in attending the ASQ LSS conference. Four eligible participants will be chosen at random from the received emails. The winners will be notified during the weekend of February 20-21, 2021. Winners will be reimbursed after they provide us with proof of purchase (USD $99) and attendance. For more details: ASQ Lean Six Sigma Conference

In return, we will be inviting the selected students to present their experience with our members during our September 29, 2021 event in the form of a 15-minute presentation on a topic of their choosing from the LSS conference.

Send us your email at vmarquez@memberleader.asq.org before end of business day February 19th, 2021. 

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Student Outreach Committee – 2020 Eric Stern Award

Farnoosh NaderkhaniBy Dr. Farnoosh Naderkhani, ASQ Member, Assistant Professor @ Concordia, Student Outreach Committee Chair

Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has abruptly changed the world as we knew it, at the beginning of the 2nd decade of the 21st century. The past nine months have been significantly challenging, startling, and disillusioning, in particular for students who are among those hardest hit as they were suddenly forced to live and learn remotely. On the bright side, we all have learned to continue learning, working, and socializing in a virtual environment. I wish all students a healthy, productive and prosperous 2021.

It is my great pleasure to announce that Mr. Kamyar Azar is the recipient of the ASQ Montreal Section’s 2020 Eric Stern Award. Mr. Azar is currently a full time Masters student, studying Quality System Engineering at the Concordia Institute for Information System Engineering (CIISE), Concordia University.

Kamyar Azar - 2020 Eric Stern Award

In summary, the intellectual merit of his work is in the development of advanced Machine Learning-based models (ML), coupled with Quality Control techniques to perform high accuracy predictions in the Healthcare industry. Nowadays, significant technological advancements have resulted in the availability of large multi-modal, complex and high-dimensional datasets within the Healthcare domain.

Due to the complexity of such datasets, using dimension reduction techniques is more important than ever before to increase the training speed and to provide better interpretations. In this regard, a Principal Component Analysis (PCA) control chart, a well-known quality control technique for data dimensionality reduction, is applied to analyze the Breast Cancer Wisconsin (Diagnostic) imaging dataset. Finally, multiple classification models are “trained” to predict a tumor’s malignancy. In addition to significant theoretical and technological implications of such projects, like Healthcare being a key driver of Canada’s economy, advancements in this line of research can have a significant impact on our Healthcare industry.

Congratulations Kamyar for your work. Great job.

Student Outreach Committee – 2020 Eric Stern Award

Farnoosh NaderkhaniBy Dr. Farnoosh Naderkhani – ASQ Member, Assistant Professor @ Concordia, Student Outreach Committee Chair.

In memory of Eric Stern – a respectfully remembered ASQ Montreal Section Leader and Concordia Alumni, the “Eric Stern Award” is granted to Master students at Concordia. The 2020 Eric Stern Award competition is organized by the Student Outreach Committee of the ASQ Montreal Section, together with the rest of the Leadership Team at ASQ Montreal, and Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science. The Eric Stern Award competition is open to full time Master of Science (MASc) or Master of Engineering (MEng) students registered at Concordia Institute for Information System Engineering (CIISE) or Industrial Engineering from Mechanical, Aerospace and Industrial Engineering (MAIE) at Concordia University.

Interested students are invited to participate in this competition with a $500 CAD award to win. The focus of this competition is on individually defined quality related projects on topics such as inspection, defect detection, and quality control, to name but a few. We hope the students see the exercise as a rewarding learning exercise and small financial incentive to compete and win, as well as learn more and appreciate a fellow alumnus that made his mark with several societies, not just ASQ and Concordia.

The deadline to submit projects (report of maximum 5 pages) is now December 5, 2020. The reports should be emailed to Dr. Farnoosh Naderkhani. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Naderkhani.

See the 2020 Eric Stern Award for more details.

Student Outreach Committee – 2020 Eric Stern Award

Farnoosh NaderkhaniBy Dr. Farnoosh Naderkhani – ASQ Member, Assistant Professor @ Concordia, Student Outreach Committee Chair.

In memory of Eric Stern – a respectfully remembered ASQ Montreal Section Leader and Concordia Alumni, the “Eric Stern Award” is granted to Master students at Concordia. The 2020 Eric Stern Award competition is organized by the Student Outreach Committee of the ASQ Montreal Section, together with the rest of the Leadership Team at ASQ Montreal, and Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science. The Eric Stern Award competition is open to full time Master of Science (MASc) or Master of Engineering (MEng) students registered at Concordia Institute for Information System Engineering (CIISE) or Industrial Engineering from Mechanical, Aerospace and Industrial Engineering (MAIE) at Concordia University.
Interested students are invited to participate in this competition with a $500 CAD award to win. The focus of this competition is on individually defined quality related projects on topics such as inspection, defect detection, and quality control, to name but a few. We hope the students see the exercise as a rewarding learning exercise and small financial incentive to compete and win, as well as learn more and appreciate a fellow alumnus that made his mark with several societies, not just ASQ and Concordia.
The deadline to submit projects (report of maximum 5 pages) is October 31, 2020. The reports should be emailed to Dr. Farnoosh Naderkhani via farnoosh.naderkhani@concordia.ca. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Naderkhani.
See the 2020 Eric Stern Award for more details.