Lee Jen Wei, PhD
Lee Jen Wei, PhD, is a tenured Professor of Biostatistics at Harvard University since 1991. He was the co-director of the Bioinformatics Core at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Wei obtained his B.S in mathematics from Fu-Jen University (Taiwan) and his PhD in statistics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
In 1986, Dr. Wei was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. Professor Wei was named “Statistician of the Year” in 2007 by the Boston Chapter of the American Statistical Association. The American Statistical Association gave him the Wilks Memorial Award in 2009 “for statistical methods used in clinical trials,” which is one of the most prestigious awards among all the international statistical societies. Professor Wei has developed and published a number of novel quantitative methods for analyzing data from experimental and observational studies. Specifically, Dr. Wei has published many papers on monitoring drug and device safety and related topics. The resulting procedures have been utilized for various drug and device regulatory evaluations involving safety issues. His extensive experience in quantitative science for making inferences about the drug and device safety is readily applicable to the general industry product safety issues. Professor Wei’s scholarly writings include over 130 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals. He is responsible for developing numerous novel statistical methods for practitioners. Many of these methods have been included in the most commonly used statistical packages. He has additionally served on the editorial boards of a number of statistical journals and is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association and Institute of Mathematical Statistics.