Allise Wachs, Ph.D.
President – Integral Concepts, Inc.
Dr. Wachs has 25 years of experience in the application of statistical methods to optimize product designs and manufacturing processes—and to assess product liability risk. She is an expert in the control of manufacturing systems. Her research includes the development of mathematical models to reveal optimal decision sequences. She is the President of Integral Concepts, Inc. where she assists engineers and scientists in the application of statistical and optimization methods to reduce the time and cost to develop new products. She also helps to resolve complex engineering and manufacturing problems quickly and thoroughly.
Her areas of expertise include designed experimentation, reliability analysis, warranty estimation, general statistical methods, statistical process control, measurement system assessment, and stochastic optimization. She has been an adjunct professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, and she provides expert testimony in product liability litigation.
Credentials and Professional Honors
- Ph.D., Applied Mathematics (Operations Research), University of Michigan, 1998
- M.S., Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 1993
- M.A., Statistics, University of Michigan, 1987
- B.S., Mathematics, Statistics, University of Michigan, 1986
- Graduate Program in Statistics, University of Chicago, 1989-1991
Allise Wachs, Ph.D. – Litigation Support (Plaintiff & Defense):
Smith, et. al. v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company
Testified and helped American Family win a class action suit
Interstate Southwest v. Textron Lycoming Engines
Testified and helped win $96 Million for Interstate Southwest
Flexible Foam v. OSHA
Identified the risk associated with dust explosions in the foam industry.
Case settled without testimony required.
Sabo v. Getrag
Failure of rear differential in Cadillacs. Reviewed the work of “root cause specialists” and showed that their approach was incorrect and inadequate. Case settled.
Hale v. Wal Mart
Reviewed the work of another “statistician” and illustrated the flaws in their regression analysis and conclusions. Prepared questions for opposing expert. Case settled without testimony required.
ICON Fitness v. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Identified the risk of treadmills accelerating unexpectedly and wrote report for the CPSC.
Rogers Mantese & Associates, P.C.
Consultation on the validity of statistical methodology for health care audits
Exponent “Failure Analysis Associates”
Worked as a Managing Scientist preparing testimony for high-profile product liability cases including cases involving:
- Seat Belts, Airbags, Tires, Rollovers, “Unintended Acceleration”
- Medical Devices
- Consumer Products