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WNE's Dr. Steven Li Wins Prestigious IEEE Engineer of the Year Award

Published: December 11, 2020 | Categories: Engineering, All News, Faculty
Associate Professor Zhaojun 'Steven' Li

Western New England University College of Engineering Associate Professor Zhaojun 'Steven' Li has been awarded the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Reliability Society's 2020 "Engineer of the Year" Award.

Established in 1884, the IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. The IEEE Reliability Society (RS) promotes recognition of the reliability profession, develops and disseminates reliability best practices, and is a resource for collaboration among reliability professionals.

The Society honored Dr. Li for his contributions to Bayesian Reliability methods. The award acknowledged his dedication to the Reliability profession and his outstanding volunteer efforts to the IEEE Reliability Society.

Dr. Li is a senior member of IISE and IEEE and currently serves on editorial boards for IEEE Transactions on Reliability and IEEE Access Reliability Society Section. He has served as board member of IISE Quality Control and Reliability Engineering (QCRE) Division and IEEE Reliability Society. He is an ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer and Caterpillar Six Sigma Black Belt. His research interests include data analytics, applied statistics, operations research, and reliability engineering.

Dr. Li received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington.