Wednesday January 15, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT
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Biltmore Hotel 
2151 Laurelwood Road
Santa Clara, CA 95054

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Gaurav Paul
Arrangements Chair
American Society of Quality 




Daisy NiNi
Program Chair
ASQ Silicon Valley - Section 0613


American Society of Quality Dinner Forum 

Speaker Topic: Beyond Design of Experiments (DOE) 

Selden will review DOE methods for prediction as they apply to both laboratory experiments and deterministic computer simulations. He will then show how methods developed for DOE may apply to science well beyond DOE.

For laboratory experiments, numerical minimization of the expected squared error of prediction of designs is now the default approach.

For computer simulations, designs under the analogous criterion often include pairs of proximal points, whereas the academic literature offers five arguments against such twins. All evident paradoxes have recently been resolved by new mathematical concepts, such as generalized functions and extra dimensions. These methods may also apply to forefront problems in physics and cosmology.

Selden Crary, Ph.D.

Selden was an undergraduate at Brown University and received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Washington, Seattle.

In the last three decades, Selden’s principal interest has been design and analysis of experiments. In 1989 he became a vocal advocate of computer-generated optimal designs, and, in 2002, he launched the free Web portal, WebDOE.com, to promote these non-classical designs. At its peak in 2009, WebDOE had more than 3500 registered users.

Selden was a pioneer in MEMS modeling, biobotics, and microflight. At present, his research is focused on a new class of designs for computer simulations.


Selden Crary, Ph.D.
Palo Alto, CA


                                                       Meeting agenda:

  • 5:00 - 5:30 - Check In & Registration
  • 5:30 - 6:10 - Networking
  • 6:15 - 6:55 - Dinner
  • 6:55 - 7:10 - Section Business: Section Chair
  • 7:10 - 8:25 - Presentation  
  • 8:25 - 8:30 - Door Prize drawing

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Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be available unless
you notify us by midnight Monday before the meeting.

The ASQ Silicon Valley Leadership Team welcomes you all at our dinner meeting!

Douglas has many years of experience as a consultant, manager, and engineer in the computer and software industries . In addition to teaching, he provides organizational assessments, strategic quality planning, and test planning services. His recent technical work has focused on equivalence class analysis, test oracles, and advanced test automation architectures. He is a regular speaker at conferences worldwide, holds credentials for teaching Computer Science at the college level, and has taught management, technical, and quality assurance related university classes for several Universities on both coasts. He has been very active in the Section's activities; teaching classes, leading the Software TAG (SSQA), and he holds the distinction of being ASQ's SV Section Chair twice. He is also a founder, Lead instructor, and Past President of the Association for Software Testing (AST), an international professional society.