Purdue University’s College of Science has named Dennis K.J. Lin to lead its department of statistics. Lin, who is currently a University Distinguished Professor of supply chain and statistics at Penn State University, will begin his new role at Purdue University in July.

Lin received his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from National Tsing-Hua University and his doctoral degree in statistics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a minor in computer science. His research interests are design of experiments, quality assurance, industrial statistics, statistical Inference and data science. An elected Fellow of the Institute for Mathematical Statistics, the American Society of Quality, Royal Statistical Society, International Statistical Institute and the American Statistical Association, he will be the 2020 Deming Lecturer at the upcoming online JSM.