International Statistical Engineering Association

Chair’s Welcome to the ISEA Webpage!

Welcome to the International Statistical Engineering Association (ISEA) webpage! We are the global society dedicated to advancing the emerging discipline of statistical engineering. We are extremely happy that you have reached out to learn more about us.

See information on statistical engineering to the right and download the flyer to learn more about ISEA.

We are a rapidly emerging discipline that has started an important journey. We sincerely hope that you will join us on this exciting adventure!

2020 Goals

The ISEA leadership has identified four major goals for 2020:

  1. Reach more people with our products and services, such as the Handbook of Statistical Engineering and the ISEA Summit.
  2. Enhance our presence in the technical community
  3. Increase membership, including organizational membership
  4. Enhance our financial position

2020 Initiatives

In order to achieve these goals, we plan to focus on the following initiatives:

  1. Complete and publish case studies illustrating the unique aspects of statistical engineering, and include these in the Handbook of Statistical Engineering. Martha Gardner (GE ) is leading the Case Studies Committee that is working on this.
  2. Complete the rest of the Handbook of Statistical Engineering. Roger Hoerl (Union College) and Geoff Vining (Virginia Tech) are continuing to lead this effort.
  3. Hold our signature meeting, the ISEA Summit, as a stand-alone conference (the past two years it was held in conjunction with the Fall Technical Conference). Geoff Vining is leading the Summit planning committee.
  4. Do a better job of understanding and meeting the needs of potential communities that could benefit from statistical engineering, including analysts and engineers in defense and aerospace, non-clinical statisticians in pharma, academics, statisticians in consumer products companies, and statisticians interested in reliability.
  5. Better marketing of everything we do. Shari Kraber (Stat-Ease) is leading our marketing efforts.

Getting Involved:

There are several ways that interested parties can get involved with ISEA. First of all, join ISEA if you are not already a member – its free! Once you are a member, you will have access to the members-only section of the website, which is where we are publishing the Handbook of Statistical Engineering (complete versions of Chapters 1 and 6, as well as nearly all of Chapter 2 and sections of Chapter 4 are currently posted). Other opportunities include:

  • Writing a statistical engineering case study for inclusion in the handbook – please contact Martha Gardner if interested.
  • Submitting a presentation for the 2020 ISEA Summit, to be held in the Washington DC area November 17-18. Contact Geoff Vining if interested.
  • Serving on an ISEA committee, such as the web/communications committee, the case studies committee, or serving as a reviewer for sections of the Handbook of Statistical Engineering. Contact Roger Hoerl if potentially interested in serving on any of these committees.Subscribe to THE ISEA YouTube Channel

Subscribe to the ISEA youtube Channel

    ISEA now has its own YouTube Channel, where you can view past webinars and other educational videos about Statistical Engineering. Currently, there are two playlists Why is Statistical Engineering Important and Use cases, where we will be adding more in the coming months. Check out the channel, subscribe, comment on the content (including recommendations for future content), and set notifications to be updated when new videos are posted.


    The ISEA LinkedIn group is now open to the public. Here you will find educational materials as well as information on upcoming events where you can learn more about statistical engineering. Please feel free to join the group and the conversation. 


    The organizers of DATAWorks have transitioned the in-person event, previously scheduled for March 31 – April 2, to a virtual event. Weekly webinars are being held during the months of April and May. ISEA is sponsoring a Statistical Engineering session on Friday, May 1 12:00-1:30PM EST. The planned session includes the following talks:

    The Role of Statistical Engineering in Creating Solutions for Complex Opportunities, Geoff Vining, Virginia Tech

    Statistical Engineering for Service Life Prediction of Polymers – Adam Pintar, National Institute of Standards and Technology

    Sequential Testing and Simulation Validation for Autonomous Systems – Jim Simpson, JK Analytics

    We invite you to attend all webinars. Attendance is FREE, but Registration is Required. To register and view the webinar schedule, please visit the DATAWorks Website.

    Can’t Attend? Don’t worry. All tutorials and talks are being recorded and will be preserved in the DATAWorks Archives.

    What is statistical Engineering?

    The study of systematic integration of statistical concepts, methods, and tools, often with other relevant disciplines, to solve important problems sustainably.

    WhY is statistical Engineering?

    Problem solvers are faced with enormous problems such as: lower cost healthcare, cleaner environment and globally competitive manufacturing. A cohesive body of knowledge for solving such problems is lacking. Collection and analysis of high quality, relevant data is critical to success. Big Data approaches are useful but not sufficient. Statistical Engineering provides the integration needed to fill the gap. The need for Statistical Engineering educational programs and increased published applications of the discipline is vital and urgent.

    For more information, join ISEA and gain access to the Handbook of Statistical Engineering, case studies, and other publications by thought leaders.


    Our second annual fall summit occurred in Gaithersburg, MD from September 23-24, 2019, and was co-located with the Fall Technical Conference. The program schedule included panel discussions, case studies, networking opportunities, and more. Proceedings available on members-only site.


    November 17-18, 2020 in Washington, DC area. More information to come……



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