A paper authored by Dr. Peihua Qiu, a professor and chair of the department of biostatistics at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine, was among 35 selected by the journal Technometrics for inclusion in a special 60th anniversary edition of the journal. Technometrics is the official journal of the American Society for Quality and the American Statistical Association.
The anniversary issue included classic articles that represent the most influential papers published over the journal’s six decades. Editor-in-chief Dr. Daniel Apley described the concepts in these papers as “the bedrock of statistical methods and tools used by practitioners in the physical, chemical, engineering and information sciences.”
The paper by Dr. Qiu and co-authors Dr. Changliang Zou and Dr. Zhaojun Wang is titled “Nonparametric profile monitoring by mixed effects modelling,” and was originally published in 2010. The paper suggested a flexible statistical method for sequentially monitoring nonparametric profiles over time, and it has become a standard reference in the related research area.