Carl Lee's Home Page

           Professor, Statistics , Department of Mathematics ,     
         Central Michigan University 
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859

 Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Health and Business Insights

Program Director,  Data Mining/Analytics Program

Dow Chemical Certified Six Sigma Black Belt



Interested in M.S. in Data Science?

Visit our newly created program in Data Science:  M.S. in Applied Statistics & Analytics at Central Michigan University.

First cohort starting in Fall 2016. Now accepting application. See the web site:  Application for Admission & Support.


Call for papers

The 2nd International Conference on Statistical Distributions and Applications (ICOSDA2016) to be held from October 14 to 16, 2016 at Niagara Falls, Canada.

See the conference web site: ICOSDA2016 for details.


Call for Manuscript submission
Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications is a new international refereed journal that publishes high quality papers related to statistical distributions and applications. It provides a platform for researchers and practitioners to publish and share their research work in both methodological development and novel applications of statistical distributions. This journal is now open for manuscript submission. Journal website: 

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Phone:  (989) 774-3555

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What I have done in the past - RESUME (updated April, 2014)

Currently, I am a full professor of statistics in the Department of Mathematics, and serve as the program director for the Graduate Certificate Program in Data Mining at Central Michigan University. I am a Dow Chemical Six Sigma Black Belt. I am also working as a senior faculty research fellow at the Center for Applied Research & Technology. The research projects are data mining and  business intelligence projects from industries, such as Dow Chemical, Dow Corning, EDS, Eli-Lily, International Paper, Henry Ford Hospital Systems and so on. I received a Ph.D. in Statistics in 1984 at the Department of Statistics, Iowa State University

Awards and Honors and Distinctions:

  • 2014: Central Michigan University Nominee for the 2014 US Professors of the Year Award, CASE and Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • 2014: Outstanding Research Award, College of Science & Technology, Central Michigan University
  • 2014: Central Michigan University Nominee for the 2014 Distinguished Professor of the Year Award, The Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan
  • 2013: Co-Chief Editor, Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications ( )
  • 2009: Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Science & Technology, Central Michigan University
  • 2008: Elected Fellow, American Statistical Association
  • 2007: First Place, the First International Quality Improvement Project Competition in Education, American Society of Quality.   The project title: Six Sigma project for improving mathematics placement at CMU.
  • 2006: Presidential Research Award for outstanding scholarly activity achievement, Central Michigan University
  • 2006: Certified Six Sigma Black Belt by the Dow Chemical Company
  • 2004: Distinguished Leadership Award in the Field of Statistical Education and Applied Statistics
  • 2003: The International Directory of Distinguish Leadership, American Biographical Institute
  • 2001: Outstanding Service Award, American Statistical Association
  • 1998: Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute


M.S. in Applied Statistics & Analytics

Newly created Data Science program. The program has two tracks: Applied Statistics and Big Data Analytics. Two year program. Internship is required. Two SAS professional certificate exams are offered on campus. First cohort starts in fall 2016.

Graduate Certificate Program in Data Mining  

 Our program integrates data mining, text mining and GIS in the curriculum. Students will also receive the SAS Data Mining Certificate.

Real-Time Online Database for Hands-on Activities

Visit our NSF supported real-time hands-on activities. Instructors from over 40 institutions have used the real-time hands-on activities in their instructions.


2nd International Journal on Statistical Distributions and Applications. October 13- 15, 2016 at Niagara Falls, Canada


Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications. Publish high quality papers related to distributions and applications published by Springer.

CAUSE Website  

An undergraduate statistics education information portal developed and managed by the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education.

USPROC (Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition)

If your students conduct projects, this is an opportunity for them to compete and win awards.

SPSS Online Training Workshop 

Visit one of the most popular online training workshop to learn how to use SPSS for data analysis.

Institute of Health & Business Insight

Institute of Health & Business Insight, An applied analytics research center providing consulting work for industries and business.

Job rating in 2015

Actuary, Mathematician, Statistician and Data Scientist are among the top six best jobs.

Courses Taught

Courses Taught

  Introductory Statistics

Elementary Statistical Analysis

Introduction to Statistics - Online

Applied Statistical Method I

  Applied Statistical Methods II Senior/Graduate

Mathematical Statistics I - Senior/Graduate

Mathematical Statistics II - Senior/Graduate

Six Sigma Strategy and Implementation - Senior/Graduate

 Statistical Quality Improvement - Senior/Graduate

Design of Experiments - Senior/Graduate

Multivariate Analysis and Applications - Graduate Level

Theory of Statistical Inference - Graduate Level

Statistical Programming and Data Management  Senior/graduate

Advanced Statistical Programming for Data Management and Analysis -Graduate

Linear Models - Graduate

Generalized Linear Models - Graduate

Data Mining Techniques Senior/graduate

Advanced Data Mining Techniques - Graduate



Teaching Philosophy

Pace Model