Lynn Kuo, Ph.D. Professor, University of Connecticut
Dr. Lynn Kuo has been the ICSA symposium account treasurer from 2006 to 2009 and the ICSA treasurer from 2009 to 2012. Right now she maintains the J. P. Hsu scholarship fund and serves as an adviser to the treasurer and symposium treasurer. The P. L. Hsu scholarship fund started in 2010, while she was the treasurer, as a separate part of the main account for more streamline management.
She was also the local treasurer for the 2006 Applied Statistics Symposium held at the University of Connecticut. In addition to working on the finance for registration, she also worked with the fund raising committee on obtaining financial supports. In 2010, she also served as the U.S. treasurer for the 2010 Eighth ICSA International Conference at Guangzhou, China. She handled all the registration finance for the US and European participants and worked with the International Conference Committee for a successful conference. In 2012, she started a conversation and proposal to increase the scholarship awards given in the annual applied statistics symposium. With the board’s discussion and approval, this has led to the present much improved policy on the travel awards with six awards (including one J.P. Hsu award) and reimbursement up to $1000 each.
Yusong Chen, Ph.D. Senior Director, Endo Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Yusong Chen is the Senior Director of Biostatistics/Programming of Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. In his 19-year career in pharmaceutical industry, Yusong worked in multiple therapeutic areas, such as Oncology, Endocrinology/Metabolism, Urology, Pain/Anesthesia, and Clinical Pharmacology. He is interested in the applications of pharmacogenomics and pharmacodynamics modeling and simulations, adaptive designs, diagnostic statistics, Bayesian statistics, techniques of dealing with missing data, and statistical quality control.
Yusong earned his Ph.D. in statistics from Temple University in 1994. Yusong was a committee member of ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium in 2002. From 2003 to 2012 he served in different capacities for ICSA, including the treasurer of ICSA Symposium Account, ICSA Main Account, and JP Hsu Memorial Fund Account.
Yusong lives in the Greater Philadelphia Area. He and his wife Wenping Zhang have a daughter, Yue Chen, a son, Stone Chen, and a cat, Kite.