Wu Awarded Einstein Chair Professorship

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Jeff Wu, Coca-Cola Chair in Engineering Statistics at the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been awarded the Einstein Chair Professorship, the highest honor for visitors of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

According to CAS, “Wu is one of the most-influential experts in statistic design of experiments, and high-tech and industry application areas.”

The awards ceremony was held at the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science (AMSS), a CAS national institute, in Beijing on April 27, 2011.  At the ceremony, Wu delivered a lecture entitled, “Statistical Design and Modeling of Experiments with High-Tech Applications”, drawing on his ongoing research at Georgia Tech.

As part of the Professorship, he visited two branches of CAS in April and May, AMSS in Beijing, and the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei.  In Hefei, he gave a lecture entitled, “A Fresh Look at Effect Aliasing and Interactions: Some New Wine in Old Bottles”.

Dr. Wu’s research achievements cover mathematical statistics and industrial statistics theories, methods and applications.  Dr. Wu's honors include membership on the National Academy of Engineering (2004), Member (Academician) of Academia Sinica (2000), Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) Presidents Award in 1987, honorary professor at Chinese Academy of Sciences, and an honorary doctor of mathematics at University of Waterloo. He earned his BS in Mathematics from National Taiwan University and a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley.  Dr. Wu joined Georgia Tech in the summer of 2003.

The Einstein Professor Program aims to enhance the training of strategic science and technology experts and talented senior scientific leaders, and to strengthen Chinese scientists' contacts and exchanges with top scientists throughout the world.

CAS is a leading academic institution and comprehensive research and development center in natural science, technological science and high-tech innovation in China.  CAS strives to build itself into a scientific research base at an advanced international level, a base for fostering and bringing up advanced S&T talents, and a base for promoting the development of China's high and new technology industries.


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