Lianfen Qian is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, Professor and Statistics Advisor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. She is a Project NExT Fellow from 1997-1998 chosen by the Mathematical Association of American. She received her Ph.D. in Statistics from Michigan State University in 1996, her M.S. degree in Statistics in 1989 and B.S. degree in Mathematics in 1984 from Zhejiang University in China. She was a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at Zhejiang University from 1984 to 1991.
Dr. Qian's research focuses on the detection and estimation of structural changes in various types of data such as time series, survival data, environmental data, financial data and genomic data via parameter and nonparametric approaches. She has published about fifty refereed journal papers in statistics and serves as a Math Appliance mentor and a member of editorial boards for several statistics journals, a reviewer for the American Mathematical Reviews and Technometrics. She has successfully mentored the first place award in US 2015 Undergraduate Statistics Research Project Competition sponsored by ASA/CAUSE, many MS and PhD students.
Dr. Qian has a distinguished record of teaching, research, and service, and has served in numerous leadership positions on and beyond her campus including Senate of College of Science, Advisory Board for Statistics, President of ASA South Florida Chapter, Principal of Palm Beach Chinese Academy and Board Member of Chinese Association of Science, Education and Culture of South Florida.