Carl Lee
Professor & Department Chair
Department of Statistics, Actuarial, & Data Sciences
Pearce Hall 104
989-774-3555



Dr. Lee is a professor and Chairperson in the Department of Statistics, Actuarial and Data Sciences at Central Michigan University.

Affiliations

  • American Statistical Association,
  • International Statistical Institute,
  • International Chinese Statistical Association,
  • Mathematical Association of America 
  • Consortium for the Advancement on Undergraduate Statistics Education

Honors and Awards

Beyond University:
  • Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics Award, Mathematical Association of America, 2019
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association of America, 2017
  • Central Michigan University Nominee for the 2014 U.S. Professors of the Year award sponsored by CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring
  • Central Michigan University Nominee for the 2014 Distinguished Professor of the Year Award, the State of Michigan
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications (since 2012)
  • Elected Fellow, American Statistical Association, 2008
  • The First Place of 1st Education Team Excellence Competition organized by the American Society of Quality, 2007
  • Dow Chemical Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, 2006
  • Outstanding Service and Leadership Award, the American Statistical Association, 2001
  • Elected member of the International Statistical Institute, 1998.
Within University:
  • Outstanding Service Award, College of Science and Engineering, Central Michigan University, 2016
  • University Distinguished Service Award, Central Michigan University, 2016
  • Outstanding Research Award, College of Science & Technology, Central Michigan University, 2014
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Science & Technology, 2009
  • President Research Award for Outstanding Research Accomplishment, Central Michigan University, 2006.

Education

  • Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1984
  • M.A., University of West Florida, 1979
  • B.S., National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 1976

Research Interests

  • Generalized Distributions – Theory and Applications
  • Data Mining and Applications
  • Statistical Modeling
  • Design of Experiment
  • Statistics Education

Teaching Areas

  • Data Management and Analysis
  • Data Mining and Analytics
  • Statistical Modeling
  • Quality Contron and Six Sigma

Selected Refereed Publications (Recent Six Years)

  • Aldeni, M., Lee, C. and Famoye, F. (2018). A Generalized Family Of Lifetime Distributions And Survival Models. To appear in the Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods.
  • Aljarrah, M.A., Famoye, F. and Lee, C. (2018). A new generalized normal distribution: Properties and applications. Communications in Statistics, Theory and Methods, VOL. 00, NO. 0, 1–18.
  • Hamed, D., Famoye, F. and Lee, C. (2018). T-Pareto family of distributions: Properties and applications. Journal of Data Science, 377-396 , DOI: 10.6339/JDS.201804_16(2).0008
  • Zeleke, A. and Lee, C. (2018). A study of students’ attitudes change and performance improvement in a flipped class. Proceedings (refereed), 10th International Conference on Teaching Statistics, July 8 to 13, 2018, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Aldeni, M., Lee, C. and Famoye, F. (2017). Families of distributions arising from the quantile of generalized lambda distribution. Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications, Vol 4, [online].
  • Gunu, E. , Gyasi, W. , Lee, C. and Roe, R. (2017). Modern Predictive Models for Modeling the College Graduation Rates. Proceedings (refereed), 15th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications (SERA 2017), June 7-9, 2017, London, United Kingdom.
  • Famoye, F. and Lee, C. (2017). Exponentiated-exponential geometric regression model. Published Online Dec, 2016, Journal of Applied Statistics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02664763.2016.1267117.
  • Alzaatreh, A, Lee, C., Famoye, F., and Ghosh, I. (2016). The generalized Cauchy family of distributions with applications. Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications (2016) 3:12. DOI 10.1186/s40488-016-0050-3.
  • Alzaatreh, A., Lee, C., and Famoye, F. (2016). Family of generalized gamma distributions: Properties and applications. Hacettepe Journal of Mathematics and Statistics, 45(3), 1-18. Doi: 10.15672/HJMS.20156610980
  • AlMheidat, M., Lee, C. and Famoye, F. (2016). A generalization of the Weibull distribution with applications. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods Vol. 15(2). [Area: Distribution]
  • Gautam, Y., Lee, C., Cheng, C.-I. and Langefeld, C. (2015). MiDCoP Approach of Allele Frequency Estimation of Untyped SNP Using the Allele Frequencies of Neighboring SNPs. Proceedings (Refereed) of the 2nd International Conference on Computational Science and Intelligence 2015, Okayama, Japan, July 12-16, 2015.
  • Aljarrah, M.A., Famoye, F. and Lee, C. (2015). A new Weibull-Pareto distribution. Communications in Statistics, Theory & Methods, Vol. 44: 4077–4095. DOI: 10.1080/03610926.2014.999092.
  • AlMheidat, M., Famoye, F. and Lee, C. (2015). Some generalized families of Weibull distribution: Properties and applications. International Journal of Statistics & Probability, Vol 4(3), 18-35.
  • Lee, C. (2015). The Effects of the State of Union Address of USA Presidents to Their Performance Ratings. International Journal of Software Innovation, Vol 3(2), p. 1-12.
  • Al-Aqtach, R., Famoye, F. and Lee, C. (2015). On generating a new family of distributions using the logit function. Journal of Probability and Statistical Science, 13(1), 135-152.
  • Akinsete A., Famoye, F. and Lee, C. (2014). The Kumaraswamy-Geometric Distribution. Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications, Vol.1, #17.
  • Alzaatreh, A., Lee, C. and Famoye, F. (2014). T-normal family of distributions: A new approach to generalize the normal distribution. Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications, 2014, 1:16 (July, 2014).
  • Gautam, Y., Lee, C., Cheng, C.-I. and Langefeld, C. (2014). An evaluation of the MiDCoP method for imputing allele frequency in genome wide association studies. Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing, Studies in Computational Intelligence Book Series# 569 (Ed. Lee, R.), p. 57-67, Springer, Publishing.
  • Al-Aqtach, R., Lee, C. and Famoye, F. (2014). Gumbel-Weibull distribution: Properties and Applications., Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, Vol.13(2), 201-225.
  • Aljarrah, M.A., Lee, C. and Famoye, F. (2014). On generating T-X family of distributions using quantile functions. Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications, 2014, 1:2 (June, 2014).
  • Alzaatreh, A., Famoye, F. & Lee, C. (2014). The gamma-normal distribution: Properties and applications. Journal of Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 69(1), 67–80.
  • Alzaghal, A., Lee, C. & Famoye, F. (2013). Exponentiated Weibull-Exponential Distribution: Properties and Applications. Journal of Applied Statistical Science, Vol.21(1), 113-134.
  • Lee, C., Soshnikov, S. and Vladimirov, S. (2013). Are socio-economic, health infrastructure and demographic factors associated with Infant mortality in Russia? International Journal of Software Innovation, 1(4), 56-72.
  • Alshawarbeh, E., Famoye, F. and Lee, C. (2013). Beta-Cauchy distribution: Some Properties and Applications. Journal of Statistical Theory and Applications, Vol. 12(4), 378-391.
  • Alzaghal, A., Famoye, F. & Lee, C. (2013). Exponentiated T-X family of distributions with some applications. International Journal of Statistics and Probability, Vol. 2(3), 32-49.
  • Lee, C., Famoye, F. and Alzaatreh, A. (2013). Methods for generating families of univariate continuous distributions in the recent decades. WIREs Computational Statistics 2013 5, 219-238. doi: 10.1002/wics.1255.
  • Alzaatreh, A., Lee, C. and Famoye, F. (2013). A new method for generating families of continuous distributions. Metron, 71(1):63-79. DOI 10.1007/s40300-013-0007-y.
  • Alzaatreh, A., Famoye, F. & Lee, C. (2013). Weibull-Pareto distribution and its applications. Communications in Statistics: Theory & Methods, 42:1673-1691.