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Zachary G. Stoumbos, Active Faculty, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on January 28, 2008. Professor Stoumbos was Chairman of the MSIS Department.

Funeral will be on 02/01 at 12:00: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 250 Gallows Hill Road, Westfield, NJ 07090

Dr. Stoumbos was the recipient of the 2003 Jack Youden Prize of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the American Society for Quality (ASQ) for the best research paper in the physical, chemical, and engineering sciences. He was also the recipient of the 2004 ASQ Brumbaugh Award for the paper with the greatest single contribution to the development of the industrial application of quality control and statistical process control. Dr. Stoumbos was twice the recipient of the Paul Nadler Teaching Excellence Award and a recipient of outstanding researcher awards at the Rutgers Business School.

Dr. Stoumbos has served as the 2004 Chair-Elect and 2005 Chair of the Quality, Statistics, and Reliability Section of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). He was a Senior Member of ASQ and of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), and a member of INFORMS, of the American Statistical Association (ASA), and of the International Federation of Nonlinear Analysts (IFNA). He was a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Quality Technology and a member of the Jack Youden Award Committee of the ASA.

Dr. Stoumbos was widely published in leading research journals. He has served as a scientific advisor and consultant for a large number of major corporations and organizations nationally and internationally. His research interests included statistical process control, data mining and classification analysis, time series analysis and forecasting, information systems and technology, financial and risk modeling, public-health surveillance, terrorism and bioterrorism preparedness, psychometrics, and supply-chain management. He is survived by his wife Julia.

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