Company

Our mission is to make the benefits of analytics and uncertainty quantification accessible to all decision-makers.

About SmartUQ

SmartUQ headquarters, Madison, WI.

SmartUQ offers unique analytics solutions for simulations, testing, and complex systems. Using our ground breaking analytics and uncertainty quantification technologies, we are helping some of the world’s largest companies push the boundaries of engineering and science.

By reducing the number of simulations and tests required to gain deep insights, our software drastically accelerates analysis cycles, improves designs, and increases confidence in decisions. This translates directly into saved time, reduced costs, better designs, and mitigated risks.

Our team is headed by world class experts in statistics and aerospace engineering resulting in a goal oriented, research-based culture. We pride ourselves on creating game changing solutions to our clients’ uncertainty quantification and analytic needs where no off-the-shelf solution exists.


SmartUQ headquarters, Madison, WI.

Technical Advisers

Dr. Jeff Wu

C.J. Jeff Wu

In addition to serving as Chief Scientific Advisor of SmartUQ, Professor C. J. Jeff Wu is Coca Cola Chair in Engineering Statistics of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. He was the first academic statistician elected to the National Academy of Engineering (2004). He is currently a Member (Academician) of Academia Sinica (2000), and a Fellow of the American Society for Quality, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, INFORMS, and the American Statistical Association. Among numerous awards and honors, Dr. Wu received the COPSS (Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies) Presidents’ Award in 1987, and gave the COPSS Fisher Lecture in 2011 and the Deming Lecture in 2012. He has published two books: "Experiments: Planning, Analysis, and Parameter Design Optimization" (with Mike Hamada) and “A Modern Theory of Factorial Designs” (with Raul Mukerjee).

Dr. Vigor Yang

Vigor Yang

Vigor Yang is the William R. T. Oakes Professor and Chair of the School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has received several publication and technical awards from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), including the Air-Breathing Propulsion Award (2005), the Pendray Aerospace Literature Award (2008), the Propellants and Combustion Award (2009), the Worcester Reed Warner Medal (2014), JANNAF Interagency Propulsion Lifetime Achievement Award (2014), and most recently the AIAA von Kármán Lecture in Astronautics (2016). Dr. Yang was the editor-in-chief of the AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power (2001-2009) and the JANNAF Journal of Propulsion and Energetics (2009-2012). He is currently an editor of the Aerospace Book Series of the Cambridge University Press (2010-). A member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, Dr. Yang is a fellow of the AIAA, ASME, and Royal Aeronautic Society (RAeS).

Board Members

Dr. Peter Qian

Peter Qian

Peter Qian is Chief Scientist of SmartUQ. In addition to his role at SmartUQ, Peter is a professor in the Department of Statistics and the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research has been primarily focused on uncertainty quantification, design of experiments, and big data analytics. He has served on the editorial boards of Annals of Statistics and SIAM/ASA Journal of Uncertainty Quantification. He has also received a National Science Foundation Career Award and an IBM Faculty Award.

Paul Shain

Paul S. Shain

Paul Shain is President and Chief Executive Officer of Singlewire Software, a leading provider of emergency and mass notification software. Paul is a seasoned technology industry executive who was previously Senior Vice President and Executive Committee Member at CDW, where he also served as CEO of Madison-based Berbee Information Networks Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CDW Corporation, acquired in October 2006. Paul has served on executive partner councils for both IBM Corporation and Cisco Systems. In addition, Paul currently serves on the board of directors for Singlewire Software, Fiduciary Management Inc., American Family Insurance Company, Ahead IT, and the University of Wisconsin Foundation.

Dr. Jeff Wu

C.J. Jeff Wu

In addition to serving as Chief Scientific Advisor of SmartUQ, Professor C. J. Jeff Wu is Coca Cola Chair in Engineering Statistics of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. He was the first academic statistician elected to the National Academy of Engineering (2004). He is currently a Member (Academician) of Academia Sinica (2000), and a Fellow of the American Society for Quality, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, INFORMS, and the American Statistical Association. Among numerous awards and honors, Dr. Wu received the COPSS (Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies) Presidents’ Award in 1987, and gave the COPSS Fisher Lecture in 2011 and the Deming Lecture in 2012. He has published two books: "Experiments: Planning, Analysis, and Parameter Design Optimization" (with Mike Hamada) and “A Modern Theory of Factorial Designs” (with Raul Mukerjee).