PIMS Distinguished Speaker: Dennis K.J. Lin

  • Date: 10/31/2013
  • Time: 15:30
Dennis K.J. Lin, Pennsylvannia State University

University of Victoria


Dimensional Analysis and Its Applications in Statistics


Dimensional Analysis (DA) is a fundamental method in the engineering and physical sciences
for analytically reducing the number of experimental variables prior to the experimentation.
The principle use of dimensional analysis is to reduce from a study of the dimensions of
the variables on the form of any possible relationship between those variables. The method
is of great generality. In this talk, an overview/introduction of DA will be first given. A basic
guideline for applying DA will be proposed, using examples for illustration. Some initial ideas
on using DA for Data Analysis and Data Collection will be discussed. Future research issues
will be proposed.


DR. DENNIS LIN is a University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain
and Statistics at Penn State University. His research interests are
quality engineering, industrial statistics, data mining and Statistical
Inference. He has published near 200 professional papers in a wide
variety of prestigious journals (such as Technometrics, Annals of
Statistics, Biometrika and Statistica Sinica). He serves or has served as
a co-editor for ASMBI as well as an associate editor for various (about
10) journals.


Dr. Lin is an elected fellow of ASA, IMS and ASQ, an elected member of
ISI, a fellow of RSS and a lifetime member of ICSA. He is the recipient
of the 2004 Faculty Scholar Medal Award at Penn State University. He
is also an honorary chair professor for various universities, including a
Chang-Jiang Scholar at Renmin University of China. His recent awards
include Don Owen Award (ASA), Youden Address (ASQ) and Loutit Lecturer (SSC).

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Location: Hickman Building Room 110