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 Expert  108023

Expert in Statistical Consulting, Data Mining, Assessment and Evaluation Consulting


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Michigan (MI)
USA
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Expert (Prefers Expert) is the Director of the Data Mining and Analytics program at Expert's University. He has been teaching various advanced courses on supervised and non-supervised analytics techniques as well as conducting consulting projects by working as a research fellow in the Institute of Health & Business Insights in the College of Health Professions at Expert's University. He is a team member who design and judge the annual SAS Shootout analytics project competition.
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data mining

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flexible statistical model building

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surface fitting

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curve fitting

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fitting models to data

Expert has expertise in statistical data analysis and statistical packages, including statistical methods for engineers, industry, and biological and medical sciences. His major research area is statistical experimental design, and he has taught applied as well as theoretical aspects of experimental design courses. He has helped automotive companies computer companies to design experiments in Taiwan as well as in the United States. Expert teaches and conducts research in design of experiments.
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statistical design of experiments

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analysis of experiments

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design of experiments

Expert is the Co-Chief Editor of the Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications. He has supervised over ten dissertations in the area of statistical distributions and applications. He and collaborators have developed several new frameworks for generating new generalized continuous and discrete distributions and their applications.
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binomial mathematical distribution

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continuous distribution function

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discrete distribution function

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exponential density function

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lognormal distribution

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normal distribution

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Poisson density function

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normal density function

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F distribution

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Weibull density function

Expert notes that regression analysis is one of the popular tools for studying the relationship between response and predictors, and that he has frequently used it in consulting work. Recently, he helped a company study the uncertainty involved in the response through predictors and helped another company set up a regression model for a chemical process of interest. He has also been called upon to help clients fit models for situations where assumptions are violated.
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regression analysis

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regression function

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linear regression

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multiple regression function

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linear model

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least squares method

Expert states that the term statistical data analysis broadly includes most applied statistical techniques such as regression analysis, analysis of variance, sampling, sample size determination, variance component analysis, multivariate analysis, and discrete data analysis. He has more than ten years of consulting experience in industry and academia. He has extensive knowledge of statistical techniques and statistical packages such as SAS, SPSS, BMDP, and MINITAB. He is also familiar with IBM PC, mainframe, and Macintosh personal computers.
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statistical data analysis

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statistics

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applied statistics

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analysis of variance

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data analysis

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chi-square method

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factor analysis

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histogram

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statistical method

Statistical process control has been the area of Expert's expertise which he has used most in helping clients in recent years. He has diagnosed and solved quality problems as well as set up quality control programs to meet quality standards for automotive companies. On a recent consulting project, he helped an automotive company to improve their eight-cylinder engine production quality. Expert notes that the most effective way for quality improvement is "design-in-quality." He also states that important techniques involved in designing quality into products include experimental designs, Taguchi methods, and response surface methodology. He has done research projects and taught graduate-level courses in this area. He has also helped companies to design experiments and has provided lectures to engineers. Capability analysis is a core technique for quality control. Expert has conducted research and consulting work in the area.
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statistical quality control

Expert applies the Monte Carlo method often for checking if a statistical technique is appropriate under certain assumptions that we encounter during data analysis.
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Monte Carlo method

Survey design and analysis is an important part of Expert's statistical consulting service. He designs surveys, collect survey data, and analyze survey data very often.
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statistical survey analysis

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statistical sampling


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Grand Rapids, Michigan;  Flint, Michigan;  Lansing, Michigan;  Southfield, Michigan;  Kalamazoo, Michigan;  Wyoming, Michigan;  Pontiac, Michigan;  Saginaw, Michigan;  Royal Oak, Michigan;  and Battle Creek, Michigan.

Often requested
with this expert:

Applied Statistical Methods
Applied Statistics
Applied Statistics: Data Analysis, Modeling, Data Mining,...
Design of Experiments, Reliability, Quality, Accelerated...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1984   Ph.D.   Statistics   Iowa State University  
1979   M.A.   Mathematics   University of West Florida  
1976   B.S.   Agronomy   National Taiwan University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1992 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Department of Mathematics

 

Professor

 

Expert teaches all levels of statistics courses from undergraduate to Ph.D. level. He is the Director of the Data Mining & Analytics program at Expert's University. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and has received research and teaching awards at Expert's University. He was a statistical consultant for the university for over a decade, nearby industries, and educational organizations. He is a Senior Research Fellow for the Institute of Health & Business Insights at Expert's University. He works on knowledge discovery projects supported by companies using data mining and business intelligence techniques such as neural networks, tree modeling, and association analytical methods. The clients he has worked for include several Fortune 500 companies. He is a former university student learning outcomes assessment coordinator, responsible for assisting program units to develop learning outcomes assessment plans and to help program units to conduct assessment activities.

1992 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Department of Mathematics

 

Professor

 

He is the Director of the Data Mining & Analytics program and the Graduate Coordinator of the Department of Mathematics.

1990 to 1991

 

National Central University, Taiwan

 

Graduate Institute of Statistics

 

Visiting Associate Professor

 


1984 to 1988

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Department of Mathematics

 

Assistant Professor

 


1976 to 1978

 

National Taiwan University

 

Computer Center

 

Computer Programmer

 



Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of the American Statistical Association, the Biometrics Society, the Chinese Statistical Association, the International Statistical Institute, and the Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education.

Professional Appointments

He is the Co-Chief Editor of the Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications, and Associate Editor for the Journal of Health Information Science & System. Both journals are Springer's journals. He is the Director of the Data Mining and Analytics program at Expert's University. He has served as a referee for several statistical journals and as a grant reviewer for NSF and other grant institutions. Expert is also responsible for the creation of the MS in Applied Statistics & Analytics program and the Graduate Certificate program in Data Mining at Expert's University.

Awards/Recognition

He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. He received the President Research Award for outstanding research at Expert's University as well as teaching awards from the College of Science & Technology.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has published more than 100 articles in professional journals, and he has regularly presented research papers at statistical conferences.


Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Chinese   Expert is fluent in Chinese.
Taiwanese   He is a fluent speaker of the Taiwanese language.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert developed the MS in Applied Statistics & Analytics program and the graduate certificate program at Expert's University. He is an expert in data mining and data analytics. Expert developed an SPSS Web training workshop. This was done using movie clips to demonstrate a step-by-step approach for data analysis using SPSS. He was the Expert's University Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Coordinator. He frequently presents workshops to faculty on subjects related to developing assessment plans, and conducting assessment activities. Recently, he presented workshops on classroom assessment and the issues of learning styles. Each workshop lasted for aproximately two hours.

Other Skills and Services

Expert's undergraduate degree was in agronomy. He has a strong background in biological science and has been involved with many projects in medical and biological sciences in academia and industry. His consulting responsibilities while at Iowa State University focused on clients from the Biological Sciences School.


 

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