Lianfen Qian Short Biography

Dr. Lianfen Qian
Professor in Statistics and Data Science

Dr. Qian is a full professor in Statistics and Data Science, the supervisor of Statistics programs at Florida Atlantic University. She joined the faculty team in 1996 after earning her Ph.D. in Statistics from the Michigan State University. Her dissertation advisor was Professor Hira L. Koul. Dr. Qian received her M.S. in Statistics and B.S. in Mathematics from Zhejiang University in China. She has more than thirty years of university teaching, researching and consulting experiences.

Dr. Qian's research interests are in big data analytics and bioinformatics, change point detection in time series, survival data, environmental data via parameter and nonparametric approaches. Dr. Qian collaborates with researchers from many institutions and various fields including biology, biomedical science, computer science, business and the government. She has published about numerious 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. Dr. Qian has successfully mentored an undergraduate student, Adam Chen who won the first place award in US 2015 Undergraduate Statistics Research Project Competition sponsored by ASA/CAUSE. She has successfully supervised many MS and PhD students in the past more than twenty years.

Dr. Qian has taught numerous courses in Statistics and Data Science. At graduate level, she taught Mathematical Statistics, Regression Analysis, Nonparametrics, Statistical Computing, Applied Time Series Analysis, Survival Analysis and Clinical Trials, Bioinformatics, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Biostatistics, Econometrics and Advanced Statistics, Applied Statistical Methods, Statistical Methods for Environmental Sciences. At undergraduate level, she taught all courses offered for the minor and certificate in statistics, the certificate in actuarial science. Dr. Qian has received excellent teaching evaluations from her students.

Dr. Qian has received many awards. She was the recipient of Florida Atlantic University Initiation Award for the year 1998-1999 and of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science Award for the year 2000-2001. She was a Project NExT Fellow from 1997-1998 chosen by the Mathematical Association of American. She is honored as Statistics Expert by the South Florida Water Management District.

Dr. Qian provides statistical and data learning consulting service for students and researchers from FAU and the community. Dr. Qian has a loving heart and patience to pass knowledge to next generation. In the past ten years, Dr. Qian has been the volunteering Principal for Palm Beach Chinese Academy, a nonprofit organization.

Lianfen Qian
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: (561) 297-2486
Fax: (561) 297-2436