Prof. C. F. Jeff Wu

C. F. Jeff Wu is Professor and Coca Cola Chair in Engineering Statistics at the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. He was elected a Member of the National Academy of Engineering (2004), and a Member (Academician) of Academia Sinica (2000). A Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (1984), the American Statistical Association (1985), the American Society for Quality (2002), and the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (2009). He was formerly the H. C. Carver Professor at the University of Michigan, 1993-2003 and the GM/NSERC Chair in Quality and Productivity at the University of Waterloo in 1988-1993. He also taught in the Statistics Department at the University of Wisconsin from 1977-1988. He got his BS in Mathematics from National Taiwan University in 1971 and Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley (1973-1976).

He received the COPSS (Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies) Presidents’ Award in 1987, which was given to the best researcher under the age of 40 per year and was commissioned by five statistical societies. His other awards include the 2011 COPSS Fisher Lecture, the 2012 Deming Lecture, the Shewhart Medal (2008) from ASQ, the Pan Wenyuan Technology Award (2008), the 1990 Wilcoxon Prize in Technometrics, the 1992 Brumbaugh Award by ASQ, the 1997 and 2004 Jack Youden Prize in Technometrics, and the Honoree of the 2008 Quality and Productivity Research Conference. He was the 1998 P. C. Mahalanobis Memorial Lecturer at the Indian Statistical Institutes and an Einstein Visiting Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011. He received an honorary doctor (honoris causa) of mathematics at the University of Waterloo in 2008.

Being listed as an “ISI Highly Cited Researcher”, his research work is widely cited in professional journals and magazines. He has published more than 155 research articles in peer review journals and graduated 40 doctoral students. He co-authors with Mike Hamada the book "Experiments: Planning, Analysis, and Optimization" (Wiley, 2nd Ed, 2009, 716 pages) and with R. Mukerjee the book “A Modern Theory of Factorial Designs” (Springer, 2006).