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Wednesday, 21 April 2010
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- Mr. Steven Walfish is the President of Statistical Outsourcing Services, a consulting company that provides statistical analysis and training to variety of industries. Prior to starting Statistical Outsourcing Services, Mr. Walfish was the Senior Manager Biostatistics, Non-clinical at Human Genome Sciences in Rockville MD. Prior to joining HGS, Mr. Walfish was a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers specializing in the pharmaceutical industry.
- Mr. Walfish has held positions of increasing responsibility at Chiron Diagnostics, Johnson & Johnson and Degussa Dental. Mr. Walfish brings over 20 years of industrial expertise in the development and application of statistical methods for solving complex business issues including data collection, analysis and reporting. Mr. Walfish concentrates his efforts on the medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
- Mr. Walfish has been an invited lecturer at Medical Design and Manufacturer (MD&M), Institute of Validation Technology (IVT) and Advanstar conferences. Mr. Walfish has been a speaker at ASQ Division and Section conferences. He is also an editorial board member for BioPharm International, and a regular contributor to the magazine.
- Mr. Walfish is a senior member of ASQ, a certified quality engineer and past chair of the Biomedical Division (2006-07). Mr. Walfish holds a Bachelors of Arts in Statistics from the University of Buffalo, Masters of Science in Statistics from Rutgers University and an Executive MBA from Boston University.
Presentation (pdf doc):
- The purpose of auditing is to identify failures in the system or gross negligence. The real question, “how bad does the system need to be for auditing to work?” This talk will look at statistical distribution for rare events to show that the sample size needs to larger when the systems are better. This is a paradox for most auditors who when a problem is discovered increase their sample size.
- Most auditing sampling plans are based on either the binomial or normal distribution, though rare events usually follow the Poisson distribution. This talk will show how the Poisson relates to the binomial and normal distributions. Special attention will be given to risk management strategies. A review and comparison of different sampling strategies will be presented.
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