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Douglas C. Montgomery Professor of Industrial Engineering at Arizona State University, received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, all in engineering, from 1969 to 1984 he was a faculty member of the School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology; from 1984 to 1988 he was at the University of Washington, where he held the John M. Fluke Distinguished chair of Manufacturing Engineering, was Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Director of the Program in industrial Engineering.

Dr. Montgomery has research and teaching interests in engineering statistics including statistical quality control techniques, design of experiments, regression analysis and empirical model building, and the application of operations research methodology to problems in manufacturing systems. He has authored and coauthored many technical papers in these fields and is an author of eleven other books. Dr. Montgomery is a Fellow of the American society for Quality control, a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, a Fellow of the royal statistical society, and a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. He is a Stewart Medalist of the American society for Quality Control, and has also received the Brumbaugh Award, the William G. Hunter Award, and the Shewell Award from the ASQC. He is a recipient of the Ellis R. Ott Award. He is a former editor of the Journal of Quality Technology, the Current editor of Quality and Reliability Engineering International, and serves on the editorial boards of several journals.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Quality control Statistical methods, Process control Statistical methods