- M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona, 1994
- B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona, 1993
- ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE)
- American Society for Quality - ASQ (senior member)
Mr. Kane provides consulting services related to analytics, statistics, and reliability engineering. He has extensive experience with product/process development and manufacturing in the fields of: biopharmaceuticals, consumer, optical fiber, telecommunications, electronic, commercial aircraft, and infant care products.
Mr. Kane's areas of statistical expertise include, response surface modeling (RSM), statistical process control (SPC), comparison testing, linear and logistic regression, Monte Carlo simulation and bootstrapping methods, failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), and reliability analysis. He has particular expertise with design of experiments (DOE), measurement systems analysis (MSA), and exploratory data analysis.
Prior to joining Exponent, Mr. Kane was Director of Process Statistics at GlaxoSmithKline (formerly Human Genome Sciences, Inc.), where he provided statistical consultation services related to product and process development, assay development and validation, and analysis of manufacturing data. He was instrumental in developing a novel method for analyzing immunogenicity assay data, creating an intranet-based dashboard for simultaneously displaying multiple statistical control charts in the same window, and supporting the commercial approval of Benlysta (belimumab) and Abthrax (raxibacumab), products for the treatments of systemic lupus erythematosus and inhalational anthrax.
Mr. Kane also has extensive experience assembling and providing customized statistical training courses and he has been an invited speaker at more than 35 conferences. He has extensive knowledge and experience with JMP, the JMP Scripting Language (JSL), Minitab, R, Visual Basic (VB), and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and he is known to make full use of the VBA that is on the backside of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint and JSL on the backside of JMP to automate analyses, simulations, or visualizations. He is also familiar with SAS, Weibull++, and S-Plus software for statistical and reliability analyses.