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Jeff Wu

Coca-Cola Chair in Engineering Statistics , Professor

Jeff Wu

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Email: Campus Phone: 404.385.4262
Fax: 404.894.2301
Office Location: ISyE Main Building 235


C. F. Jeff Wu is professor and Coca-Cola Chair in Engineering Statistics at the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.

Dr. Wu 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 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 major awards include the 2011 COPSS Fisher Lecture, the 2012 Deming Lecture (plenary lectures during the annual Joint Statistical Meetings), the Shewhart Medal (2008) from ASQ, and the Pan Wenyuan Technology Award (2008). He has won numerous other awards, including the Wilcoxon Prize, the Brumbaugh Award, the Jack Youden Prize (twice), 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 (CAS). He is an Honorary Professor at several institutions, including the CAS and National Tsinghua University. He received an honorary doctor (honoris causa) of mathematics at the University of Waterloo in 2008. His research work has been widely cited and is listed as an "ISI Highly Cited Researcher" on www.isihighlycited.com

His work is widely cited in professional journals as well as in magazines, including a feature article about his work in Canadian Business and a special issue of Newsweek on quality. He has served as editor or associate editor for several major statistical journals like Annals of Statistics, Journal of American Statistical Association, Technometrics, and Statistica Sinica. Professor Wu has published more than 150 research articles in peer review journals. 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).

Dr. Wu has supervised 40 Ph.D.'s, out of which more than 25 are teaching in major research departments or institutions in statistics, engineering, or business in US/Canada/Asia/Europe. Among them, there are 15 Fellows of ASA, IMS, ASQ, IAQ and IIE, and two editors of Technometrics. 

He was formerly the H. C. Carver Professor of Statistics and Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan, 1993-2003 and the GM/NSERC Chair in Quality and Productivity at the University of Waterloo in 1988-1993. Before Waterloo, he taught in the Statistics Department at the University of Wisconsin from 1977-1988. 

Dr. Wu got his BS in Mathematics from National Taiwan University in 1971 and Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley (1973-1976).

Honors & Awards

  • Bradley Lecture, University of Georgia 2014
  • U.S. Army Wilks Award 2012
  • Youden Address, Fall Technical Conference 2012
  • Deming Lecture Award, American Statistical Association 2012
  • Paolu Hsu Lecture, Peking University 2012
  • Kwan Chao-Chih Distinguished Lecturer, Institute of Systems Sciences, CAS 2011
  • Lifelong Achievement Award, Chinese Statistical Association (Taiwan) 2011
  • Adolphe Quetelet Lecture, Belgium Statistical Society 2011
  • COPSS R.A. Fisher Lecture Award 2011
  • Einstein Chair Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 2011

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