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Stefan Steiner

Professor/Chair, Statistics and Actuarial Science

Stefan Steiner

Since joining the University of Waterloo in 1995, Professor Steiner has carried out research-related consulting through the University's Business and Industrial Statistics Research Group. In the past five years he has worked with a wide variety of organizations including Atlantis Aerospace, Bendall Automotive, ComDev, Dana, Katlyn, General Motors Canada, Fisher and Paykel (New Zealand), Ford Motor Company, Nortel Networks, Research in Motion, Seagrams, Toyota, and Wescast. The consulting projects involved designed experiments, statistical process control, quality improvement, data analysis, and process re-engineering.

From 2004-2020 Professor Steiner was the director of the BISRG at the University of Waterloo. From 2003-04 he was the director of the predecessor of BISRG, namely the Institute for Improvement in Quality and Productivity. The mandate of BISRG is to encourage the flow of knowledge, ideas, methods, and problems between the university and business communities to their mutual benefit.

Professor Steiner's research interests cover the broad area of business and industrial statistics focusing on process improvement. The overall goal of his research is the development of innovative ways to use process data and statistical methods to drive process improvement and variation reduction.