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Kevin Dunn <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 1 May 2007 19:41:48 -0400
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Keywords: education

ProSensus is offering a 3-day course on multivariate data analysis (30
May to 1 June, 2007)

Dr. John MacGregor and his co-workers in ProSensus, have run this course
several times in the past, and participants have found it an excellent
way to obtain a working knowledge of multivariate methods.

The course will introduce and go into details about PCA and PLS
modeling, and how to solve industrial problems, such as
* learning from historical databases to improve process understanding
(data mining)
* building, using and interpreting multivariate monitoring (SPC) charts
* monitoring process performance and diagnosing assignable causes
* building predictive models (soft-sensors) and classifiers;
* a session dedicated to batch processes: learn how to optimize batch
strategies, monitor batches for early fault detection, and achieve
tighter control of final product properties.

All the details, in a single PDF file, are available from the course

What makes this course different?
- Examples are taken from a wide variety of industrial processes: batch,
pharmaceutical, petrochemical, food, and others.
- We are software-neutral; our focus is for you to understand the
methods, and apply them to real data sets - not just to learn new
software (but, we have computer labs to teach that also).
- Participants are encouraged to bring their own process data for
use/analysis in the interactive sessions.
- Participants receive a binder with all slides printed in colour, an
electronic copy of all slides (in PDF), and Excel data sets.

Title: Multivariate methods for process analysis, monitoring and
quality improvement
Location: Burlington-on-the-Lake Travelodge, Burlington, Ontario (close
to airports in Buffalo, NY, and Toronto, ON)
Dates: 30 May to 1 June, 2007 (Wednesday AM to Friday PM)
Cost: CAD$ 2100 per participant, approximately U$1890. Sales tax of
6% is extra.

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Kevin Dunn

Kevin Dunn: Project leader
ProSensus Inc.
McMaster Innovation Park
175 Longwood Road South
Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 0A1
Canada (GMT -05:00)

Tel: 1-905-528-9136
Mobile: 1-905-921-5803
Fax: 1-905-546-1372

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