On behalf of family and friends, we invite you to make a gift to the Dr. Zhenmin Chen Mathematics and Statistics Scholarship Endowment. The endowment will support both graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the College of Arts, Sciences & Education.
Professor Chen was an integral part of the Department of Statistics (and later the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.) An outstanding scholar, teacher, advisor and mentor with a kind, unassuming and extremely polite personality, he was respected and loved by his colleagues, friends and students everywhere. His knowledge of statistics was broad ranging, from Theoretical and Mathematical Statistics to Computational Statistical Analysis. His prolific research and dedication to teaching earned him awards both in teaching and research at the university level. He was extremely active in his service to the department, having served as the graduate program director for several years. He mentored many graduate students as their advisor and was a key member of several Ph.D. dissertation committees for students in other majors. At the national and international level, he was the “Arrangement Chair” of the International Society of Science and Applied Technologies Annual Conference since 2005 and the Program Chair for the IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Communications since 2017. He was on the editorial board of several journals and a committee member of the International Society of Science and Applied Technology.
Dr. Zhenmin Chen obtained his bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Normal University in China in 1982 and subsequently moved to Dallas, Texas to pursue graduate studies. He received a masters and a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Texas in Dallas and then joined Florida International University (FIU) where he remained until his untimely passing.
Dr. Zhenmin Chen’s legacy will be honored through the outstanding recipients of this endowed scholarship fund.