Student Outreach

Student Outreach | Sensibilisation étudiante

Farnoosh Naderkhani

Farnoosh NaderkhaniBy Jean-Pierre Amiel (Web Committee Chair) for Dr. Farnoosh Naderkhani, ASQ Member, Assistant Professor @ Concordia, Student Outreach Committee Chair

Our next webinar in our series of presentations at Concordia University | Notre prochain webinaire de notre série de présentations à l’Université Concordia

AI Innovations are Revolutionizing the Future of Healthcare!
(Les innovations de l’IA révolutionnent l’avenir des soins de santé !)
May 19, 2022   17:00-18:00 PM

Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovations can change patients’ lives by improving diagnosis/treatment methods and assisting clinicians in making informed decisions. In this presentation, we introduce the general applications of AI in healthcare. More specifically, we discuss how AI models can assist radiologists in analyzing medical images for a more accurate and faster diagnosis/prognosis of diseases.

Nastaran EnshaeiAbout the speaker: Nastaran Enshaei is a PhD candidate at Concordia Institute for Information System Engineering (CIISE) and has a Masters’ degree in Quality System Engineering from Concordia University. She has been actively involved in performing research in healthcare domain. In particular, she is working on deep learning-based solutions for analyzing medical images. Nastaran’s research contributions have been published in International Journals and Conferences of high caliber in engineering and healthcare venues including but not limited to Signal Processing magazine and Nature Scientific Reports.


Les innovations de l’Inteligence Artificielle (IA) peuvent changer la vie des patients en améliorant les méthodes de diagnostic/traitement et en aidant les cliniciens à prendre des décisions éclairées. Dans cette présentation, nous introduisons les applications générales de l’IA dans les soins de santé. Plus spécifiquement, nous discutons de la façon dont les modèles d’IA peuvent aider les radiologues à analyser les images médicales pour un diagnostic/pronostic plus précis et plus rapide des maladies.

La conférencière: Nastaran Enshaei est candidate au doctorat à l’Institut Concordia d’ingénierie des systèmes d’information (CIISE) et est titulaire d’une maîtrise en ingénierie des systèmes de qualité de l’Université Concordia. Elle a participé activement à des recherches dans le domaine des soins de santé. En particulier, elle travaille sur des solutions basées sur l’apprentissage profond pour l’analyse d’images médicales. Ses travaux de recherche ont été publiés dans des revues et des conférences internationales de haut niveau dans les domaines de l’ingénierie et des soins de santé, y compris, mais sans s’y limiter, dans le magazine Signal Processing et dans Nature Scientific Reports.

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If you are part of an educational institution and would like to have more visibility on quality-related topics, please contact us. We have a network of potential speakers that may be of interest to you. Contact Raymond Dyer on LinkedIn .

Si vous faites partie d’un établissement d’enseignement et que vous souhaitez avoir plus de visibilité sur les sujets liés à la qualité, veuillez nous contacter. Nous disposons d’un réseau de conférenciers potentiels qui pourraient vous intéresser. Contactez Raymond Dyer sur LinkedIn.

Student Outreach | Sensibilisation étudiante

Raymond Dyer

Farnoosh NaderkhaniBy Raymond Dyer (committee member) for Dr. Farnoosh Naderkhani, ASQ Member, Assistant Professor @ Concordia, Student Outreach Committee Chair

Veronica Marquez, MSc, CSSBB, our past Student Outreach Committee Chair before Farnoosh, delivered an exciting presentation to university students at Concordia on the topic of green and sustainable supply chain design. This was part of a vision to bring industry experience into the classroom setting. Well done Veronica! For more information, see the LinkedIn posting by Farnoosh.

If you are from an educational setting and would like to have more industry exposure on Quality related topics, please reach out to us. We have a network of potential speakers that could interest you. I (Raymond Dyer) can also be reached directly in LinkedIn. Thanks!


Veronica Marquez in actionVeronica Marquez, MSc, CSSBB, notre ancienne présidente du comité de sensibilisation des étudiants avant Farnoosh, a fait une présentation passionnante à des étudiants universitaires à Concordia sur le thème de la conception d’une chaîne d’approvisionnement verte et durable. Cette présentation s’inscrivait dans le cadre d’une vision visant à apporter l’expérience de l’industrie dans les salles de classe. Bravo Veronica! Pour plus d’informations, consultez la publication sur LinkedIn de Farnoosh.

Si vous faites partie d’un établissement d’enseignement et que vous souhaitez avoir plus de visibilité sur des sujets reliés à la qualité, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter. Nous disposons d’un réseau d’intervenants potentiels qui pourraient vous intéresser. Vous pouvez également me joindre directement sur LinkedIn (Raymond Dyer). Merci!

Student Outreach | Sensibilisation étudiante

Farnoosh Naderkhani

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

Although dark clouds of the COVID-19 outbreak are still hovering above us all, the Student Outreach Committee is back in full force. We are planning several exciting initiatives and aiming to organize different interactive events for students.

As part of these upcoming initiatives, we plan to organize (possibly virtual at first) the ASQ Student Seminar Series, where rising student stars will be invited to present their work related to quality. Please tune in for further information on our upcoming events for students.

Hope to see you soon.


Bien que les nuages noirs de l’épidémie de COVID-19 planent toujours au-dessus de nous, le Comité de sensibilisation des étudiants est de retour en force. Nous planifions plusieurs initiatives passionnantes et visons à organiser différents événements interactifs pour les étudiants.

Dans le cadre de ces initiatives à venir, nous prévoyons d’organiser (peut-être virtuellement dans un premier temps) une Série de séminaires étudiants de l’ASQ, au cours desquels des étudiants étoiles montantes seront invités à présenter leurs travaux liés à la qualité. Nous vous invitons à rester à l’écoute pour de plus amples informations sur nos prochains événements pour les étudiants.

À très bientôt.

Student Outreach | Sensibilisation étudiante

Raymond Dyer

RayDyer 2019

By Jean-Pierre Amiel, ASQ Senior and CQA Ret. for Raymond E. Dyer, ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, CQA, Program Chair, Section Secretary, Student Outreach Committee Member (texte français suit)

I would like to share with you my thoughts on our last event – the Montreal Section’s General Assembly.

At this event, we decided to honour the memory of two very special individuals who worked with us to make our section what it is. I am talking about Eric Stern and Mitchell Daudier, ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Eric was a person who had ideas. Ideas of getting our section involved into many paths that sometimes we could not see or understand. That was his and our challenge – getting these ideas to fruition. Mitchell was just bubbling with energy and compassion. As a section leader, she led us through some interesting times and projects. As a memorial to these two individuals, your Section Leadership Team created two bursaries in their names. On October 27th at our General Assembly, we invited their families, the bursary winners and their professors to honour them.

Eric Stern Award: The 500$ bursary was given to Kamyar Azar who described the basics of the algorithm that he developed to analyze imagery to identify potential breast cancer. Eric’s daughter Cindy was present.

Mitchell Daudier Award: The 500$ bursary was presented to Trisha Sackey who, with her professor Dr. Saji George, briefly described her path and thesis project on a therapy to reduce salmonella infections in swine. Mitchell’s husband Ashley and her two sons Alexis and Eli were present.

On another note, our Student Outreach Committee is working on establishing contacts at all of our Montreal based universities, both anglophone and francophone to further develop our presence and promote the quality field. So please help us out, reach out to those that might be interested, and have them contact me via LinkedIn, to network for future student-centered events.
Thanks!


J’aimerais partager avec vous mes réflexions sur notre dernier événement – l’assemblée générale de la section de Montréal.

Lors de cet événement, nous avons décidé d’honorer la mémoire de deux personnes très spéciales qui ont travaillé avec nous pour faire de notre section ce qu’elle est. Je vous parle d’Eric Stern et de Mitchell Daudier, des gens ordinaires qui ont fait des choses extraordinaires. Eric était une personne qui avait des idées. Des idées pour impliquer notre section dans de nombreuses voies que nous ne pouvions parfois pas voir ou comprendre. C’était son défi et le nôtre – faire aboutir ces idées. Mitchell débordait d’énergie et de compassion. En tant que leader de la section, elle nous a fait vivre des moments et des projets intéressants. En hommage à ces deux personnes, votre équipe de direction a créée deux bourses d’études en leur nom. Le 27 octobre, lors de notre assemblée générale, nous avons invité leurs familles, les lauréats des bourses et leurs professeurs pour leur rendre hommage.

Le prix Eric Stern: La bourse de 500$ a été remise à Kamyar Azar qui a décrit les bases de l’algorithme qu’il a développé pour analyser l’imagerie afin d’identifier un éventuel cancer du sein. La fille d’Eric, Cindy, était présente.

Le prix Mitchell Daudier: La bourse de 500$ a été remise à Trisha Sackey qui, avec son professeur Dr Saji George, a brièvement décrit son parcours et son projet de thèse sur une thérapie pour réduire les infections à salmonella chez les porcs. Étaient présents à la remise de la bourse le mari de Mitchell, Ashley et ses deux fils Alexis et Eli.

Par ailleurs, notre comité de sensibilisation des étudiants s’efforce d’établir des contacts dans toutes les universités montréalaises, anglophones et francophones, afin de renforcer notre présence et de promouvoir le domaine de la qualité. Alors, aidez-nous, contactez les personnes susceptibles d’être intéressées et demandez-leur de me contacter via LinkedIn, afin d’établir un réseau pour de futurs événements centrés sur les étudiants.

Merci!

Student Outreach | Sensibilisation étudiante

Raymond Dyer

RayDyer 2019

By Raymond E. Dyer, ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, CQA, Program Chair, Section Secretary, Student Outreach Committee Member (texte français suit)

Hello students, professors and anyone who has contacts at a Montreal based university that is interested in Quality.

Our Student Outreach Committee has plans on establishing key contacts at all of our Montreal based universities, both anglophone and francophone. While we already have a good list of contacts, there are a few universities where we’d really appreciate establishing some more. So please help us out, reach out to those that might be interested, and have them contact me via my LinkedIn profile, to network for future student-centered events.
Thanks!


Bonjour aux étudiants, aux professeurs et à tous ceux qui ont des contacts dans une université à Montréal intéressée par la qualité.

Notre Comité de sensibilisation des étudiants veut établir des contacts clés dans toutes les universités montréalaises, tant anglophones que francophones. Bien que nous ayons déjà une bonne liste de contacts, il y a quelques universités où nous aimerions vraiment en établir d’autres. Alors s’il vous plaît, aidez-nous en contactant ceux qui pourraient être intéressés et demandez-leur de me contacter via mon profil LinkedIn, afin de créer un réseau pour de futurs événements centrés sur les étudiants.
Merci !

Student Outreach Committee

Raymond Dyer

By Raymond E. Dyer, ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, CQA, Program Chair and Section Secretary

Hello students interested in Quality. Our Student Outreach Committee Chair has been a little busy lately with a new project of her own (being a new mother), but your Section Leadership Team has not forgotten our future potential.

We’re planning to have a “Pecha Kucha competition in 2022 that will pit four University teams (two in English, two in French) against each other for a token $500 prize for the winning team. A Pecha Kucha presentation has 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide, for an overall presentation that lasts 6 minutes and 40 seconds. We will try to take a team from each of our major universities. Stay tuned for developments!

Bonjour aux étudiants intéressés par la qualité. Notre présidente du comité de sensibilisation des étudiants est un peu occupée en ce moment par un nouveau projet qui lui est propre (être une nouvelle mère), mais l’équipe de direction de votre section n’a pas oublié notre potentiel futur.

Nous prévoyons d’organiser un concours “Pecha Kucha” en 2022 qui opposera quatre équipes universitaires (deux en anglais, deux en français) pour un prix symbolique de 500 dollars pour l’équipe gagnante. Une présentation Pecha Kucha comporte 20 diapositives, 20 secondes par diapositive, pour une présentation globale qui dure 6 minutes et 40 secondes. Nous essaierons de prendre une équipe de chacune de nos grandes universités. Restez à l’écoute pour les développements!

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.