About Emily Nichols

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.

IFPAC 2014: Model-Based Control For Fed-Batch Cell Cultures

By |2019-10-24T12:06:50-04:00November 27th, 2013|Conferences, Multivariate News|

In the BioTech – I section of IFPAC 2014 (January 23rd, morning session), ProSensus president Dr. John F. MacGregor and Dr. Gene Schaefer, senior director of large molecule API development at Janssen will be presenting an overview and early results of a collaborative project between ProSensus, Janssen, the FDA, and NIST. The project aims to [...]

ProSensus Knows Batches: Batch Analysis In A Nutshell

By |2019-10-24T12:06:59-04:00October 4th, 2013|Multivariate News|

ProSensus understands batches: We have analyzed over 50 different batch processes, and have tackled many complex issues with regards to data organization, alignment, analysis, monitoring, prediction, optimization and control. A batch process is any process with a start and end point and some time evolution of the variables in between. Data from batch processes is [...]

ProSensus: Celebrating Our History

By |2019-10-24T12:10:12-04:00September 24th, 2013|Multivariate News|

ProSensus was founded by Dr. John F. MacGregor to further develop his 35 years of research into advanced multivariate analysis solutions for industrial problems. This month, we're celebrating John's birthday, his many accomplishments and the recognition he has received from industry and academia. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research journal has produced a Festschrift (celebration publication) [...]

Multivariate Analysis Q&A With Dr. John F. MacGregor

By |2019-10-24T12:10:25-04:00August 28th, 2013|Multivariate News|

Dr. John F. MacGregor, President & Founder of ProSensus, is a world renowned chemical engineer and statistician, and also a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of McMaster University. Here, he answers a few questions that you might have about multivariate analysis in manufacturing.    "I have no doubt that the use of the massively increasing amounts [...]

Multi-Block Modeling in Multivariate Analysis

By |2019-10-24T12:10:36-04:00August 15th, 2013|Multivariate News|

Thinking back to when you first learned regression analysis, do you remember discussing the differences between input/predictor variables and response/ measured variables, or simply X's and Y's? As analysts, we are taught to divide our variables into these two categories. But, as data sets grow to include multiple unit operations, categories of ingredients, or categories [...]

Achieving 20/20 Vision with Multivariate Analysis

By |2019-10-24T12:11:35-04:00July 16th, 2013|Multivariate News|

While I was in graduate school at McMaster University, a friend of mine was working on a challenging goal - creating a biocompatible smart polymer that was responsive to both temperature and light. Specifically, it needed to be a liquid at room temperature, form a gel upon being injected into the eye, and then doctors [...]

ProSensus Education: September 2013

By |2019-10-24T12:11:53-04:00July 8th, 2013|Multivariate News|

We invite you to join us in Niagara Falls, Canada, for ProSensus' September courses in multivariate analysis. In our comprehensive course, you'll discover the many way multivariate analysis can be used in manufacturing and product development settings. In our advanced batch course, you'll take a deep dive into the particulars of multivariate analysis for batch [...]

Product Formulation: Designing the “Next Big Thing”

By |2019-10-24T12:12:02-04:00July 3rd, 2013|Multivariate News|

A recent Accenture report on innovation presents some eye-opening statistics on the viewpoints of executives in large companies in the US, the UK, and France. The report indicates: Innovation is important: 93% of executives surveyed say their companies depend on innovation for long-term success Current innovation strategies aren't working:Only 18% of executives believe their company [...]

ProSensus at IFPAC 2013

By |2019-10-24T12:12:29-04:00January 14th, 2013|Conferences, Multivariate News|

ProSensus will present two exciting multivariate analysis (MVA) technologies at IFPAC this year. The first presentation (Wednesday PM, Jan 23rd) will discuss how Johnson & Johnson embedded MVA into their integrated data management (IDM) infrastructure to streamline the analysis workflow to monitor, predict and improve product quality. The second presentation (Thursday PM, Jan 24th) will [...]

Multivariate Analysis: Big Data, Big Money

By |2019-10-24T12:12:40-04:00August 30th, 2012|Featured, Multivariate News|

Our President and CEO, Dr. John F. MacGregor, was interviewed by Canadian Chemical News in the July/August issue: The author Tyler Irving writes that, "John MacGregor uses multivariate models to improve the bottom line for some of the world’s biggest chemical companies." In the article, they discuss how to effectively learn from data, how the [...]