DATE:  September 16, 2014

Time:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location:  NCSU McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St, Raleigh, NC 27606

Eventbrite Link:  Measurement Workshop

 Please join us for a hands-on Measurement Uncertainty Workshop. Your workshop will be facilitated by  Dilip Shah. The workshop will provide an understanding and application of measurement uncertainty for both consumers and suppliers of calibration services.

Attendees participating in this workshop will understand the measurement uncertainty development process.

The learning objectives for this workshop are:

  1. Understanding the requirement for measurement uncertainty and its relationship to measurement (metrological) traceability.
  2. Assigning the appropriate statistical distributions to uncertainty contributors and convert to standard uncertainty.
  3.  Identifying methods for calculating Type A and B uncertainty data.
  4. Developing the measurement uncertainty budget.
  5. Identifying the major contributors of measurement uncertainty.
  6. Develop some “real thinking” for scrutinizing your measurements.

Please come prepared to participate and learn during this workshop.

Workshop Leader Bio:

Dilip A. Shah (Fellow of the American Society for Quality – ASQ) has over 35 years of industry experience in metrology, electronics, instrumentation, measurement and computer applications of statistics in the Quality Assurance areas. He is well versed in all measurement parameters. He has been employed in various positions with Philips Electronics (UK), Kodak Ltd. (UK), Instruments Division of Monsanto Corporation, Flexsys America and Alpha Technologies. He is currently a Principal of E = mc3 Solutions, a consulting practice that provides training and consulting solutions in ISO/IEC 17025, ISO/IEC 9001/TS 16949,  Measurement Uncertainty and computer applications.

Dilip is certified by American Society for Quality (ASQ) as a Certified Quality Auditor, Certified Quality Engineer and Certified Calibration Technician. Dilip volunteers his time with the local Akron-Canton (Ohio) ASQ section 810 (Chair for the 2001-2002 year). Dilip has served on the advisory board of the University of Akron Engineering and Science Technology Division. Dilip also belongs to the Statistics, Reliability, Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Inspection, Quality Audit and Measurement Quality Divisions (Chair 2012-2013, 2007-2008, 2003-2005 terms) of American Society for Quality.

Dilip is the co-author of The Metrology Handbook (1st and 2nd editions) published by the ASQ Quality Press and has contributed to the 2010 re-write of the CCT Primer by the Quality Council of Indiana. Dilip participated in the initial development of ASQ’s Certified Calibration Technician exam. Dilip participates actively in the measurement related issues through National Conference of Standards Laboratories International (NCSLI) and the west coast based Measurement Science Conference (MSC) where he presents sessions, papers and workshops. Dilip is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Dilip is the recipient of NCSLI’s 2011 Education & Training Award, MSC’s 2010 Andrew J. Woodington Award, ASQ-MQD’s Highest Award, the 2005 Max J. Unis Award and co-recipient of MSC’s 2003 Algie Lance Award for the Best Paper (Gage R. & R. versus ANOVA).

Dilip is a Member of the A2LA Board of Directors (2006-2014). Dilip is a Chief Technical Officer for Workplace Training Inc. and Sapphire Proficiency Testing which provides many measurement-related training and proficiency testing options to the industry. Dilip is also involved in Learning & Development Committee activities of NCSLI. He is NCSLI Tutorial Conference Chair (2012 – ). Dilip is a frequent contributor to the ASQ Quality Progress magazine’s Measure for Measure column, ASQ Expert Answers Blog Contributor and the Editor and Publisher of MQD’s Quarterly Newsletter, The Standard.