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1 IOE/Stat 265, Fall 2009 IOE/Stat 265, Fall 2009 Lecture #1: Lecture #1: Role of Statistics in Engineering Role of Statistics in Engineering Gary D. Herrin, Ph.D. IOE Professor email: [email protected] Office: 1733 IOE Phone: 763-0040 Cell: 660-1100 When the Lord created the world and people to live in it - an enterprise which, according to modern science, took a very long time - I could well imagine that He reasoned as follows: "If I make everything predictable, these human beings, whom I have endowed with pretty good brains, will undoubtedly learn to predict everything, and they will thereupon have no motive to do anything at all, because they will recognize that the future is totally determined and cannot be influenced by any human action. On the other hand, if I make everything unpredictable, they will gradually discover that there is no rational basis for any decision whatsoever and, as in the first case, they will thereupon have no motive to do anything at all. Neither scheme would make sense. I must therefore create a mixture of the two. Let some things be predictable and let others be unpredictable. They will then, amongst many other things, have the very important task of finding out which is which.” E. F. Schumacher, “Small is Beautiful” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Is_Beautiful 3 Some of my background.. Education Background: BS, MS, PhD: Industrial and Systems Engineering (Ohio State University, 1964 -73) Asst/Associate Dean for UG Education UM (1998 - 2007) Industry Experience: Consultant to 50+ companies Father of 3 practicing IEs Research Experience: 80+ PhD Committees – Quality Engineering / Ergonomics Teaching Experience: IOE 265, 366, 465, 466, 565, 566 Also: IOE 300 (201, 202), 333, 433, 463, 424, 490, 590, etc. Co-Director, Six Sigma Programs @ UM 4 Graduate Student Instructors All Labs are in G610 IOE on Thursdays Brian Rumao [email protected] Amir Sadrpour [email protected]
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5 ABOUT COURSE Prerequisites CTools, WebAssign, Video Archives Attendance Policy Labs Homework Exams Honor Code Minitab Grading Policy Check Syllabus !! Check Syllabus !! 6 Course Syllabus Course Materials: https://ctools.umich.edu/portal Lecture Archives: http://inst- tech.engin.umich.edu/media/index.php?sk=ioe265-f09 Lab Archives: http://inst- tech.engin.umich.edu/media/?sk=ioe265labs-f09 Homework, e-book & other resources: https://www.webassign.net/login.html 7 ABET Course Objectives Build on mathematics knowledge to understand concepts of variability and graphical representations of data Know how to apply basic statistical procedures to solve engineering problems Build a base of skills in drawing conclusions from data using modern statistical software 8 Why so much time? To put this course in perspective, it is a prerequisite for the following IOE courses: 316 (Stochastic Systems) 452 (Capital Budgeting) 366 (Linear Models) 460 (Decision Analysis) 421 (Work Organizations) 463 (Work Measurement and Prediction) 425 (Manufacturing Strategies) 465 (Design of Industrial Experiments) 432 (IE Instrumentation Methods) 466 (Statistical Quality Control) 441 (Production and Inventory Control) 474 (Simulation) 447 (Facility Planning) 424 / 491 (Senior Design) 449 (Material Handling Systems) + Graduate study, all 500 level Courses
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