1992 Distinguished Alumnus Thomas J. Lorenzen


Dr. Lorenzen is Senior Staff Research Scientist at General Motors Research Laboratories in Warren, Michigan, which he joined in 1976. He has received a number of prestigious GM awards in recognition of his achievements: the John M. Campbell Award in 1983 for his work in designing and implementing new statistical procedures to analyze vehicle emissions test data to ensure compliance with pollution control regulations; the Charles L. McCuen Special Achievement Award in 1986 for "BEST-QC", a software package that establishes quality control procedures based on economic considerations; and the McCuen Award in 1991 for "DEXPERT", a computer-based system that simplifies the design of experiments process by giving engineers, scientists, and statisticians the ability to easily generate and compare several potential designs. Dr. Lorenzen is widely known in the statistics community, having served on the editorial boards of both of the country's leading journals of applied statistics, and lectured at many professional conferences.

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