Yuhlong Lio, professor of mathematical sciences, and three co-authors will publish “Statistical Quality Technology: Theory and Practice” in May. This book will focus on concepts such as probability and reliability in the field of medicine.
Lio said the application to medical sciences is the core of the research for the book.
In 2017, Lio published another research book with the same group called “Statistical Modeling for Degradation Data,” which was downloaded more than 14,000 times. After this book was published, Lio said he wanted to work with the co-authors and have a discussion about what came next.
Lio said he has been researching quality control for the past 10 years and he wants to move into other areas of research.
Dan Van Peursem, chair of the mathematical sciences department, said the mathematical sciences department is proud of Lio’s work.
“It’s always exciting to see somebody’s hard work pay off and Dr. Lio’s been a prolific researcher in the department for many years and it’s really exciting to see a book opportunity like this come along for him,” Van Peursem said. “Obviously it gives the department some recognition out there as well. He has numerous publications and (he) is very well known and respected in this field.”
Van Peursem said Lio works well with student researchers.
“That’s obviously what we do as educators, try to involve students in our research, trying to train the next generation of students,” Van Peursem said. “Dr. Lio’s been very good about that, he’s done several honors theses so he’s always happy to work with students on his research.”
Seth Gerberding, a junior mathematical sciences and philosophy double major, president of the math club and former opinion editor of The Volante, said that Lio writing a book about statistics is an achievement for the mathematical sciences department.
“When you walk into a room with him you automatically feel like you’re 10 years old again, walking into an elementary class and the teacher’s like ‘Now we’re going to learn all this stuff!’ So I’m not surprised that he’s able to publish this and be part of this book,” Gerberding said.
Lio said he has been researching quality control for the past 10 years and he wants to move into other areas, which he will try following the publication of the book.
“I’ll continue to do my own research if I have time,” Lio said. “No one can say you’re going to keep researching on the same subject forever because of competition. A lot of people are doing research in this true area, you’ve got to go ahead to jump into the next different area but (something that) is closely related to current research.”