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Chair (FSC) & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9020
Chair (FSC) & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 8809
SUM/WTR Faculty Research
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 8809
Chair (FSC) & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 6520
Chair (FSC) & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 8809
Biography

George Runger, Ph.D., is Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) and Professor in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. He was an affiliated faculty member with BMI and the related Center for Health Information & Research for several years. He researches analytical methods for knowledge generation and data-driven improvements in organizations. He focuses on machine learning for large, complex data, and real-time analysis, with applications to surveillance, decision support, and population health. Previously, he was a senior engineer and technical leader for data analytics projects at IBM. He holds degrees in industrial engineering and statistics. He has over 100 publications in research journals with funding from federal and corporate sponsors. He reviews for many journals in the area of machine learning and statistics and he is currently the department editor for healthcare informatics for IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering .

 

Publications
  • A Berrado, George Runger. Using Metarules to Organize and Group Discovered Association Rules. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (2007).
  • George Runger, R. Barton, E. Castillo, W. Woodall. Optimal Monitoring of Multivariate Data for Fault Patterns. Journal of Quality Technology (2007).
  • J Hu, George Runger, E Tuv. Tuned Artificial Contrasts to Detect Signals. International Journal of Production Research: Special Issue on Control Charts (2007).
  • W Hwang, George Runger, E Tuv. Multivariate Statistical Process Control with Artificial Contrasts. IIE Transactions: Special Issue on Data Mining (2007).
  • Montgomery, D C, Runger, George. Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers, 4th Edition. (2007).
  • Montgomery, Douglas C, Runger, George, Hubele, Norma Faris. Engineering Statistics, 4th Edition. (2007).
  • Hu, J. (Author) ,Runger, George (Author) ,Tuv, E. (Author) . Contributors to a Signal from an Artificial Contrast. Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics II (2007).
  • B Ramirez, George Runger. Quantitative Techniques to Evaluate Process Stability. Quality Engineering (2006).
  • F Li, George Runger, E Tuv. Supervised Learning for Change-point Detection. International Journal of Production Research: Special Issue on Data Mining (2006).
  • H Garcia, R Villalobos, George Runger. An Automated Feature Selection Method for Visual Inspection Systems. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (2006).
  • K Skinner, George Runger, D Montgomery. Process Monitoring for Multiple Count Data Using a Deleted-Y Statistic. Quality Technology and Quantitative Management: Special Issue on Control Charts (2006).
  • Hu, J, Runger, George. Time-Based Detection of Changes to Multivariate Patterns. (2006).
  • Hu, J, Runger, George, Tuv, E. Self-Learning of Decision Rules for Statistical Process Control. (2006).
  • D Jearkpaporn, George Runger, D Montgomery, C Borror. Process Monitoring for Mean Shifts for Multiple Stage Processes. International Journal of Production Research: Special Issue on Quality Engineering (2005).
  • D. Jearkpaporn, Douglas Montgomery, George Runger, Connie Borror. Model-Based Process Monitoring using Robust Generalized Linear Models. International Journal of Production Research (2005).
  • George Runger, M. Testik, F. Tsung. Relationships among Control Charts Used with Feedback Control. Quality and Reliability Engineering International (2005).
  • M Testik, George Runger. One-Sided Multivariate Control Charts. IIE Transactions (2005).
  • P Backus, M Janakiram, S Mowzoon, George Runger, A Bhargava. Factory Cycle-Time Prediction with a Data-Mining Approach. IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing (2005).
  • Y. Shao, John Fowler, George Runger. A Note on Determining an Optimal Target by Considering the Dependence of Holding Costs and the Quality Characteristics. Journal of Applied Statistics (2005).
  • Testik, M (Author) ,Runger, George (Author) ,Kirkman-Liff, B (Author) ,Smith, E A (Author) . Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery in Healthcare Organizations: A Decision-Tree Approach. Creating Knowledge-Based Healthcare Organizations (2005).
  • Runger, George, Barton, R, Del Castillo, E. Collaborative Research: GOALI: Adjustment and Monitoring Methods for Multiple-Stream and Process-Oriented Quality Control. (2005).
  • Runger, George, Tuv, E. Self-Learning of Decision Rules for Statistical Process Control. (2005).
  • E Tuv, George Runger. Scoring Levels of Categorical Variables with Heterogeneous Data. IEEE Intelligent Systems: Special Issue on Data and Information Cleaning and Preprocessing (2004).
  • M Testik, J Cochran, George Runger. Adaptive Server Staffing in the Presence of Time-Varying Arrivals: A Feed-Forward Control Approach. Journal of Operational Research Society (2004).
  • B Nelson, George Runger. Process Forecasting with a Dynamic Time Warping Algorithm and a Dynamic Template. J. of Quality Technology (2003).
  • M Carlyle, D Montgomery, George Runger. Optimization Problems and Methods in Quality Control and Improvement. J. of Quality Technology (2000).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 484Internship
BMI 492Honors Directed Study
BMI 499Individualized Instruction
IEE 520Stat Learning for Data Mining
BMI 555Stat Learning for Data Mining
BMI 560Teachng Biomedical Informatics
IEE 580Practicum
BMI 593Applied Project
IEE 595Continuing Registration
BMD 595Continuing Registration
IEE 784Internship
BMI 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
BMI 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
BMI 584Internship
BMI 593Applied Project
BMI 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
BMI 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 560Teachng Biomedical Informatics
IEE 580Practicum
BMI 590Reading and Conference
BMI 593Applied Project
STP 593Applied Project
IEE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 599Thesis
IEE 599Thesis
IEE 784Internship
BMI 790Reading and Conference
BMI 792Research
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
BMI 799Dissertation
IEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 484Internship
IEE 520Stat Learning for Data Mining
BMI 555Stat Learning for Data Mining
IEE 580Practicum
BMI 593Applied Project
IEE 595Continuing Registration
BMD 595Continuing Registration
IEE 784Internship
BMI 792Research
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
BMI 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 211Modeling Biomedical Decisions
BMI 560Teachng Biomedical Informatics
CSE 580Practicum
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 599Thesis
IEE 599Thesis
IEE 784Internship
BMI 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 520Stat Learning for Data Mining
BMI 555Stat Learning for Data Mining
IEE 580Practicum
BMI 593Applied Project
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 784Internship
IEE 790Reading and Conference
BMI 792Research
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
BMI 592Research
BMI 792Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 550Translational Bioinformatics
BMI 560Teachng Biomedical Informatics
CSE 580Practicum
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 590Reading and Conference
BMI 592Research
IEE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 599Thesis
IEE 599Thesis
IEE 784Internship
BMI 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 492Honors Directed Study
IEE 520Stat Learning for Data Mining
IEE 580Practicum
BMI 592Research
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 784Internship
IEE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 578Regression Analysis
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 505Foundations of BMI Methods II
IEE 580Practicum
CSE 580Practicum
IEE 590Reading and Conference
IEE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 599Thesis
IEE 599Thesis
IEE 784Internship
IEE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 492Honors Directed Study
IEE 493Honors Thesis
IEE 520Stat Learning for Data Mining
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 590Reading and Conference
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 784Internship
IEE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 578Regression Analysis
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 571Quality Management
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 590Reading and Conference
BMI 591Seminar
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 599Thesis
IEE 784Internship
IEE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Hu, J, Runger, George. Time-Based Detection of Changes to Multivariate Patterns. INFORMS Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining Workshop (Oct 2006).
  • Runger, George. Data Mining Overview. INFORMS Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining Workshop (Oct 2006).
  • Runger, George, Myong, Jeong. Data Mining/Statistical Modeling and Process Monitoring: Wavelets, Data Mining, and Statistical Modeling. INFORMS National Conference (Oct 2006).
  • Runger, George. Invited Panel Discussion: Data Mining from Statistical and OR Perspectives. INFORMS Annual Conference (Oct 2006).
  • Runger, George. Invited Panel Discussion: Teaching Experimental Design and Statistical Process Control Methods in IE/OR/Statistics Programs. INFORMS Annual Conference, October (Oct 2006).
  • Runger, George. Data Mining Research. Weyehaeuser Research Meeting (Jun 2006).
  • Andersen, S, Runger, George. Ensemble Methods to Model a Fermentation Process", INFORMS Annual Conference. INFORMS Annual Conference (Oct 2005).
  • Berrado, A, Runger, George. Supervised Rule Discovery to Explain Rare Events in Process Data. INFORMS Annual Conference (Oct 2005).
  • Runger, George. Invited Panel Discussion: New Research Directions in Process Monitoring. INFORMS Annual Conference (Oct 2005).
  • Hu, J, Runger, George, Tuv, E. Contributors to a Signal from an Artificial Contrast. ICINCO 2005 - Second International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotic (Sep 2005).
  • Hu, J., Runger, George, Tuv, E. Self-Learning of Decision Rules for Statistical Process Control. the National Science Foundation Conference for Design, Manufacturing and Industrial Innovation
  • Polanco, J., Villalobos, Jesus, Runger, George, Kempf, K. The Pricing of Capacity Options Contracts. IIE Annual Conference
  • Hu, J., Runger, George, Tuv, E. Self-Learning of Decision Rules for Statistical Process Control. the National Science Foundation Conference for Design, Manufacturing and Industrial Innovation
  • Borisov, A., Runger, George, Eugene, T. Contributor Diagnostics for Process Monitors from Artificial Contrasts. Data Mining Workshop, INFORMS National Conference
  • Hu, J., Runger, George, Tuv, E. Self-Learning of Decision Rules for Statistical Process Control. the National Science Foundation CMMI Conference
  • Runger, George. INFORMS Annual Conference
  • Runger, George. Intel Corporate Statistical Summit
  • Runger, George. Data Mining Research. Weyerhaeuser Research Meeting
  • Runger, George, Tuv, E. Feature Selection with Ensembles for Complex Systems. the National Science Foundation CMMI Conference
  • Tuv, E., Runger, George. Fault Diagnosis with Supervised Learning. 9th European Advanced Equipment Control/ Advanced Process Control AEC/APC Conference
  • Runger, George, Jeong, M. Data Mining/Statistical Modeling and Process Monitoring: Wavelets, Data Mining, and Statistical Modeling. INFORMS National Conference
Service
  • Dean's personnel advisory committee, Member (2006 - Present)
  • Biomedical informatics, Participant in workshop (2006 - Present)
  • Jouirnal of Quality Technology, Department Editor (2006 - Present)
  • Journal of Machine Learning Research, Reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Management Science, Reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Leader of new ASU Data Mining Cluster, Data mining concentrations (2005 - Present)
  • National Science Foundation, Review panel member (2005 - Present)
  • Chair search committee, Hiring (2005 - Present)
  • INFORMS, Session Co-Chair for Data Mining for Manufacturing and Logistics (2005 - Present)
  • Operation Research, Review (2005 - Present)
  • INFORMS, Advisory Committee of the Data Mining Section (2004 - Present)
  • Member Fultom School of Engineering Applied Math Planning Committee, Committee member (2003 - Present)
  • Industrial Engineering, Co-Director of Quality and Reliability Engineering Laboratory (2001 - Present)
  • Engineering Curriculum Committee-Subcommittee on mathematics and engineering mathematics courses, Committee for Fulton School of Engineering mathematics curriculum (2000 - Present)
  • Europen Journal of Operations Research, Reviewer (2000 - Present)
  • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Reviewer (2000 - Present)
  • Journal of Applied Statistics, Reviewer (2000 - Present)
  • Industrial Engineering, Co-Director of laboratory for Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing (1996 - Present)
  • Journal of Mathematical and Managment Sciences, Associate editor (1996 - Present)
  • Communications in Statistics, Reviewer (1995 - Present)
  • IIE Transactions, Reviewer (1995 - Present)
  • International Journal of Prodcution Research, Reviewer (1995 - Present)
  • Technometrics, Reviewer (1995 - Present)
  • Journal of Quality Technology, Associate editor (1990 - Present)
  • INFORMS, Organizing Committee Memeber for First Artifical Intelligence and Data Mining Workshop (2005 - 2006)
  • Industrial Engineering Search Committee, Chair (2005 - 2006)
  • Chair graduate committee, Graduate affairs (2004 - 2005)