About Emily Nichols

Emily Nichols, MASc
Project Leader
Emily was a project leader at ProSensus from 2011-2015. Emily holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Systems & Computing and a Master’s Degree in Applied Science from McMaster University. During her time at ProSensus, she was involved in many client projects using multivariate analysis to solve challenging problems.

Visualize Missing Data Patterns in ProMV

By |2019-10-24T12:00:38-04:00January 28th, 2015|Multivariate News|

When was the last time you received a perfect set of data? As problem solvers in manufacturing, we are constantly analyzing data that contains correlated varables, missing values, and other messy problems that aren't handled well (or at all) by traditional regression methods. ProMV has always handled missing data implicitly, but our latest version gives [...]

Improve Product Quality in 2015: Get the RIGHT data

By |2019-10-24T12:00:50-04:00November 10th, 2014|Multivariate News|

Big Data was a BIG buzzword last year, but reaching your 2015 product quality goals is all about this question: Are you collecting the RIGHT data? Day-to-day manufacturing data can help improve product quality, but simply collecting big data sets isn't sufficient. You need the right variables, measured often enough, and you may need weeks [...]

Improving Product Quality in Rubber Manufacturing

By |2019-10-24T12:01:00-04:00October 17th, 2014|Multivariate News|

During last week's International Rubber Expo in Tenessee, we introduced our BaleGuard surface inspection system to the entire rubber industry for the first time. Originally custom-designed in 2009 to detect defective rubber bales using multivariate image analysis, BaleGuard is emerging as the leading tool for quality-minded rubber bale manufacturers. What Exactly is a Rubber Bale, [...]

3 Reasons Why You Should Attend the International Rubber Expo 2014

By |2019-10-24T12:01:34-04:00September 19th, 2014|Conferences, Multivariate News|

If your world revolves around manufacturing rubber products, this is the trade show for you! The International Rubber Expo 2014 is coming to the Nashville Convention Center, TN on October 14-16.     Reasons Why You Should Attend: It's the annual gathering place for major rubber industry players from customers to suppliers. You;ll have the [...]

Would you rather do 321,000 experiments? Or 12?

By |2019-10-24T12:01:59-04:00July 16th, 2014|Multivariate News|

One of the best-kept secrets at ProSensus is that we help clients improve their return on investment in product development. Our clients can: Formulate new products in half the time (compared to traditional methods) Achieve 20-40% reductions in raw material costs Create new-to-world products that capture huge market share and high margins In the past [...]

3 Ways to Organize Data for Multivariate Analysis

By |2019-10-24T12:03:19-04:00May 27th, 2014|Multivariate News|

In our courses and previous blog posts, we've described the benefits of dividing your variables into logical groups and building multi-block multivariate models. But did you know there are 3 ways you can organize your data in Excel to prepare for multi-block modeling in ProMV? We added flexibility to ProMV's data import process in version [...]

Multivariate Courses and the Data Economy

By |2019-10-24T12:03:30-04:00April 17th, 2014|Multivariate News|

Our spring multivariate analysis courses in Florida were a resounding success. Companies in the chemical, steel, paint, food, and automation industries came out to learn how to use multivariate analysis to improve product quality & develop new products faster. Michael Dell says we're in a data economy and data is arguably the most important natural [...]

Industrial Process Data: Is it Big Data?

By |2019-10-24T12:03:55-04:00January 29th, 2014|Multivariate News|

Everybody's talking about Big Data, but do they really know what Big Data is, and are they using it to solve real problems and gain a competitive advantage? Do they even have a strategy to implement Big Data? The Wall Street Journal says that for many companies, it's all hype.   ProSensus Clients are Different [...]

Multivariate Analysis: Behind The Scenes In The Automotive Industry

By |2019-10-24T12:04:11-04:00January 10th, 2014|Multivariate News|

The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is marking their 25th anniversary in 2014 and it's expected to be even "bigger, brighter and better" than last year. As manufacturers from around the world unveil their new vehicles with more than 800,000 people in attendance, will ProSensus be there? Let's just say we won't be [...]

How To Build A Multivariate Snowman

By |2019-10-24T12:04:22-04:00December 19th, 2013|Multivariate News|

For those of you who received our holiday greetings, you might be wondering how we built this multivariate snowman in ProMV. This snowman is a sneak peek at some of the plot annotation capabilities we are building for the next release of ProMV. Stay tuned! Even if you don't intend to build a snowman, these [...]