Lin Receives Don Owen Award from the American Statistical Association

Dennis Lin, distinguished professor of statistics at Penn State, has been awarded the 2011 Don Owen Award from the American Statistical Association's San Antonio chapter. The president of the chapter, John Schoolfield, presented Lin with the award at the 2011 Conference of Texas Statisticians at Texas A&M University. Lin is recognized for his groundbreaking work in designing statistical experiments called supersaturated designs. These designs provide a major tool for practical use in industry and allow investigation of a large number of variables. He also is well known for his on statistical data mining.

Throughout his career, Lin has mentored 10 doctoral-degree and 16 master's-degree students at the University of Tennessee, the University of Memphis and Penn State. He has taught various courses in the fields of statistics, management sciences, and business. Lin is best known for designing the "Introduction of Business Statistics" course, which he has taught to more than 5,000 students at Penn State. He has presented several distinguished lectures, including both the 2010 Youden Address and the 2011 Loutit Address for the Statistical Society of Canada. He also has received numerous awards for excellence in research, teaching and service.

Lin is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association, the International Statistical Institute, and the American Society of Quality. He is a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a lifetime member of both the International Chinese Statistical Association and the Chinese Statistical Association. He is a Changjiang Scholar at the Renmin University of China, and he serves as an honorary chair professor for various institutions, including the Xian Statistical Institute in China and the National Chengchi University in Taiwan. He has served as a co-editor of Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry; an editorial review board member of the Journal of Quality Technology; an associate editor of Technometrics, Statistica Sinica, the Journal of Data Science, Statistics of Informatics, the American Statistician, the Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, the Journal of Statistics and its Applications, the International Journal of Quality Technology and Quality Management, and many others.

Before joining the faculty at Penn State, Lin served as a faculty member at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Lin received a doctoral degree in statistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1988.

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Last Updated May 17, 2011