Roshan Joseph Vengazhiyil, associate professor in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE), has been elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA). Vengazhiyil was chosen for his significant and definitive contributions to engineering statistics, especially in design and modeling of experiments, and for dedicated service in the profession and excellence in teaching and mentoring. He will be recognized at the Joint Statistical Meeting Awards Ceremony on July 31, 2012 in San Diego, California. Vengazhiyil was nominated by Jeff Wu, Coca-Cola Chair in Engineering Statistics and professor in ISyE.
“This prestigious honor is a reflection of Roshan’s significant contributions in research, teaching, and professional service,” said Wu, who was elected a Fellow of ASA in 1985.
Vengazhiyil received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2002 and holds an M.Tech. in Quality, Reliability, and Operations Research, and a B.Tech. in Production Engineering and Management. His research focuses on developing novel statistical methods for solving engineering problems. Vengazhiyil's honors include Distinguished Dissertation Award from the University of Michigan in 2003, CAREER Award from National Science Foundation in 2005, Jack Youden Prize from the American Society for Quality in 2005, Coca-Cola Junior Chair Professorship from ISyE in 2008, and Best Paper Award from IIE Transactions in 2009. He is an Associate Editor of Journal of the American Statistical Association and Technometrics and also an editorial board member of Journal of Quality Technology. He was the past chair of the Quality, Statistics, & Reliability section of INFORMS.
The ASA Committee on Fellows evaluates candidates' contributions to the advancement of statistics, giving due weight to publications, the positions held by the candidates in the organizations in which they are employed, activities within the association, membership and accomplishments in other societies, and other professional activities.
ASA, founded in 1839, is the second oldest continuously operating professional association in the country. It is the world’s largest community of statisticians with about 18,000 members. ASA supports excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science through meetings, publications, membership services, education, accreditation, and advocacy. ASA members serve in industry, government, and academia in more than 90 countries, advancing research and promoting sound statistical practice to inform public policy and improve human welfare.