The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
 
Laboratory for Quality Engineering
and System Transitions (QUEST)
 
 

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Dr. Harriet Black Nembhard
Associate Professor and Bashore Career Professor
Director, QUEST Lab

212 Leonhard Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-4210
Fax: 814-863-4745
Email: hbnembhard@psu.edu

 
   
   
   
   
 

Journal Articles

 
 
  1. "Simulation Using the State-Space Representation of Noisy Dynamic Systems to Determine Effective Integrated Process Control Designs," IIE Transactions, 30, 3, 247-256, 1998.

  2. "A Startup Procedure for Process Industries Using a Multiple Objective Nonlinear Program" (with J. R. Birge), IIE Transactions, 30, 4, 291-300, 1998.

  3. "Integrated Process Control for Startup Operations" (with C. M. Mastrangelo), Journal of Quality Technology, 30, 3, 201-211, 1998.

  4. "Real Option Models for Managing Manufacturing System Changes in the New Economy" (with C. S. Park and L. Shi), The Engineering Economist, 45, 3, 232-258, 2000.

  5. "A Demerits Control Chart for Autocorrelated Data" (with D. A. Nembhard), Quality Engineering, 13, 2, 179-190, 2000.

  6. "The Use of Bayesian Forecasting to Make Process Adjustments During Transitions," European Journal of Operational Research, 130, 2, 437-448, 2001.

  7. "Implementing SPC in a Simulation Model for Manufacturing Transition" (with M. S. Kao), Quality Engineering, 14, 1, 127-136, 2001-02.

  8. "Controlling Change: Process Monitoring and Adjustment During Transition Periods," Quality Engineering, 14, 2, 229-242, 2001-02.

  9. "A Forecast-Based Monitoring Methodology for Process Transitions" (with M. S. Kao), Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 17, 4, 307-321.

  10. "Statistical Monitoring Performance for Startup Operations in a Feedback Control System" (with M. S. Kao and C. M. Mastrangelo), Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 17, 5, 379-390, 2001.

  11. "Real Options Designs for Quality Control Charts" (with M. Aktan and L. Shi), The Engineering Economist, 47, 1, 28-59, 2002.

  12. "Individual Observation Process Monitoring Charts for Systems with Response Lags," Quality Engineering, 15, 3, 489-505, 2003.

  13. "An Integrated Model of Statistical and Vision Monitoring for Manufacturing Transitions" (with N. Ferrier, T. A. Osswald, and J. R. Sanz-Uribe), Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 19, 6, 461-476, 2003.

  14. "A Framework for Integrating Experimental Design and Statistical Control for Quality Improvement in Manufacturing" (with R. Valverde-Ventura), Journal of Quality Technology, 35, 4, 406-423, 2003. Received the Nelson Award for best paper.

  15. "Adaptive Forecast-Based Monitoring for Dynamic Systems" (with M. S. Kao), Technometrics, 45, 3, 208-219, 2003.

  16. "A Real Options Design for Product Outsourcing," (with M. Aktan and L. Shi), The Engineering Economist, 48, 3, 199-217, 2003.

  17. "A Modeling Approach to Maintenance Decisions Using Statistical Quality Control and Optimization" (with J. S. Ivy), Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 31, 4, 355-366, 2005.

  18. "Transition Monitoring and Adjustment for Dynamic Systems in a Process Improvement Environment" (with M. S. Kao) Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 21, 6, 621-632, 2005.

  19. "A Real Options Based Analysis for Supply Chain Decisions" (with L. Shi and M. Aktan), IIE Transactions (special issue on Financial Engineering), 37, 10, 945-956, 2005.

  20. "Real Options Modeling for Valuing Worker Cross Training" (with D. Nembhard and R. Qin), The Engineering Economist, 50, 2, 85-116, 2005.

  21. "Directed Monitoring of Seasonal Processes Using Cuscore Statistics" (with P. Changpetch), Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 23, 2, 219-232, 2007.

  22. "Cuscore Statistics to Monitor a Nonstationary System" (with R. Valverde-Ventura), Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 23, 3, 303-325, 2007.

  23. "Cuscore Control Charts for Generalized Feedback Control Systemss" (with S. Chen), Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 23, 4, 483-502, 2007.

  24. "Periodic Cuscore Charts to Detect Step Shifts in Autocorrelated Processes" (with P. Changpetch), to appear in Quality and Reliability Engineering International.


 
 

Working Papers

(please send email to request the latest version)

 
 
  1. "Properties of Cuscore Statistics for Monitoring Processes Subject to Feedback Control" (with R. Valverde-Ventura), working paper.

  2. "Modified Cuscore Charts to Detect Step Shifts in Autocorrelated Processes" (with P. Changpetch), working paper.

  3. "A Modeling Approach for Breast Cancer Monitoring Using Statistical Quality Control and Optimization" (with J. S. Ivy and K. Barron), working paper.

  4. "Bayesian Modified Algorithms for Missing Observations in Experimental Designs: Application to Nanomanufacturing" (with N. Acharya), working paper.

  5. "Robustness of the Changepoint Model to Nonnormality" (with W. Chandra), working paper.

  6. "Multivariate Cuscore Control Charts for Monitoring the Mean Vector in Autocorrelated Processes" (with S. Chen), working paper.

  7. "Real Options Design for Sustainable Product Quality" (with M. Aktan and J. A. Stuart), working paper.

 
 

Book Chapters

 
 
  1. "Design Issues and Analysis of Experiments in Nanomanufacturing" (with N. Acharya, M. Aktan, and S. Kim), Chapter 17 in Handbook of Industrial and Systems Engineering, A. B. Badiru, editor, 2006. CRC Press; ISBN 0-8493-2719-9.

  2. "Cuscore Statistics: Directed Process Monitoring for Early Problem Detection," to appear in Springer Handbook of Engineering Statistics, H. Pham, editor, 2006.



 
 

Refereed Conference Proceedings Articles

 
 

  1. "Dynamic Simulation for Time Series Modeling" (with D. A. Nembhard), Proceedings of the 1996 Winter Simulation Conference, (ed. J. M. Charnes, D. M. Morrice, D. T. Brunner, and J. J. Swain), 1407-1412, 1996.

  2. "Capturing Manufacturing Transitions Using Real Options" (with C. S. Park), Proceedings of the 1999 Industrial Engineering Research Conference (ed. D. Taylor, E. Malstrom, J. Watson, and K. Standley), 1999.

  3. "Integrating Process Monitoring and Control for Autocorrelated Data Using State-Space Models" (with M. S. Kao), Proceedings of the 1999 Industrial Engineering Research Conference (ed. D. Taylor, E. Malstrom, J. Watson, and K. Standley), 1999.

  4. "Integrating Discrete-Event Simulation with Statistical Process Control for Transitions in a Manufacturing Environment" (with M.S. Kao and G. Lim), Proceedings of the 1999 Winter Simulation Conference (ed. P. A. Farrington, H. B. Nembhard, D. T. Sturrock, and G. W. Evans), 701-708, 1999.

  5. "A Real Options Design for Quality Control Charts" (with M. Aktan and L. Shi), Proceedings of the 2000 Winter Simulation Conference (ed. J. A. Joines, R. R. Barton, P. Fishwick, and K. Kang), 2000.

  6. "A Real Options Design for Product Outsourcing" (with M. Aktan and L. Shi), Proceedings of the 2001 Winter Simulation Conference (ed. B. A. Peters, J. S. Smith, D. J. Medeiros, and M. W. Rohrer), 2001.

  7. "Real Options Modeling for Valuing Worker Flexibility" (with A. Gurses and D. A. Nembhard), Proceedings of the 2002 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, 2002.

  8. "Valuing Operational Flexibility in Manufacturing Systems Using Real Options" (with M. Aktan and L. Shi), Proceedings of the 2002 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, 2002.

  9. "Effect of Implementation Time Lag on Real Options Valuation" (with M. Aktan and L. Shi), Proceedings of the 2002 Winter Simulation Conference (ed. E. Yucesan, C.-H. Chen, J. L. Snowdon, and J. M. Charnes), 2002.

  10. "Strategic Maintenance Decisions Using Statistical Quality Control and Optimization" (with J. S. Ivy), Proceedings of the 2003 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, 2003.

  11. "Characterization of Step and Flash Imprint Lithography SilSpin Etch-back Process" (with H. Carrion, M. Rogosky, S. Joshi, and J. Catchmark), Proceedings of the 2003 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, 2006.