Student Spotlight: Plumlee Receives ARCS Scholar Award and Ellis R. Ott Scholarship

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Matthew Plumlee, a fifth year Ph.D. student at the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, recently received two impressive awards: The Ellis R. Ott Scholarship and the Achievement Rewards for Academic Scientists (ARCS) Scholar Awards.

The Ellis R. Ott Scholarship is given based on demonstrated ability, academic achievement, industrial and teaching experience in the realm of applied statistics.

The ARCS Scholars Award recognizes outstanding doctoral students who have a record of achievement and who show exceptional promise of making a significant contribution to the worldwide advancement of science and technology. This is the second consecutive year Plumlee has received this award.

Plumlee’s research interests focus on analytics for product and process improvement.  During his time as a student in ISyE, where he also received an M.S. in Statistics,  Plumlee was awarded both the Morris Fellowship as well as the Tennenbaum Fellowship.  Portions of his dissertation work are forthcoming in the Journal of the American Statistical Association and Technometrics.  He is also the recipient of the 2012 INFORMS Quality, Reliability and Statistics Best Paper Award.

Plumlee has been invited to present his work at several conferences including the INFORMS Annual Meeting, the IMS/ASA Spring Research Conference, the Joint Statistical Meetings, the Design and Analysis of Experiments Conference, the NSF CMMI Engineering Research and Innovation Conference.

Prior to coming to Georgia Tech in 2010, he received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University where he received the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship and the College of Engineering Dean's Choice Award for best poster.


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