College - Author 1

College of Science and Mathematics

Department - Author 1

Statistics Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Statistics



Primary Advisor

Karen McGaughey


A local engineering firm proposed a joint collaboration with the Cal Poly Statistics Department to investigate the sources of variability in a certain measurement process, understand normal operability characteristics of the machine, reduce variability in machine measurements, establish process monitoring and control for the system, and verify utility of the proposed process control through designed experimentation. This senior project entailed designed experimentation and analysis using response surface methodology to better understand the normal operability characteristics of the machine. Further experimentation and analysis is necessary to devise, implement, and verify statistical process control measures.