Position: Department Chair
Address: 344A Business Administration
Solving real problems using statistical methodologies is Dr. Yeh’s research interest. Within statistics, his primary expertise lies in industrial statistics, particularly statistical quality control for manufacturing and non-manufacturing applications. He says he became a professor because of his passion for statistics. “I am also passionate about educating and interacting with students at all levels, as well as interacting with colleagues from different disciplines.”
Dr. Yeh is working on a unique project that involves the development and application of statistical quality control methodologies to health-care and health surveillance related problems. He recently co-authored a paper with two researchers from the University of Michigan that looks at what and how statistical control charts can be used to monitor the overall quality of cardiovascular surgeries performed on approximately 7,000 patients by a cardiovascular center in England.
His experience includes real-world business problems. For example, one project involved a local manufacturer of metal sheets and metal-related products. A serious problem the company faced was metal sheet defects which were costly. He led a team of two graduate students, and with data provided by the manufacturer, they were able to identify possible root causes and model the relationship between several critical input variables, such as temperature and pressure of the furnace, and the output variable. This led to a significant reduction in the rework rate, thus saving the company a lot of money.
In terms of professional achievements, Dr. Yeh is most proud of his awards:
- the 1999 MBA Most Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award and the 2002 CBA Outstanding Scholar Award (for teaching and research).
- the 2007 Toulouse Award from the Toledo Section of the American Society for Quality
- Ph.D. in Statistics, Rutgers University, (New Brunswick, New Jersey), May 1993.
- M.S. in Statistics, Rutgers University, (New Brunswick, New Jersey), May 1989.
- B.S. in Mathematics, National Tsing-Hua University, (Taiwan), June 1985.
- Professor, Department of Applied Statistics and Operations Research, Bowling Green State University, (Bowling Green, Ohio), August 1993 - present.
- Teaching Assistant, Department of Statistics, Rutgers University , (New Brunswick, New Jersey), September 1989 - May 1993.
- Lecturer, Department of Statistics, Rutgers University , (New Brunswick, New Jersey), Summer 1991.
- Lecturer, Department of Statistics, Rutgers University , (New Brunswick, New Jersey), Summer 1990.
Paynabar, K., Jin, J., and Yeh, A. B. (2011) "Phase I Risk-Adjusted Control Charts for Monitoring Surgical Performance by Considering Categorical Covariates," to appear in the Journal of Quality Technology.
Chen, H.-C., Yeh, A. B., Chen, L., and Yen, C. (2011) "The Density Control Chart: A General Approach to Constructing a Single Chart for Simultaneously Monitoring Multiple Parameters," to appear in the International Journal of Production Research.
Yen, C., Shiau, H. J.-J., and Yeh, A. B., (2011) "Effective Control Charts for Monitoring Multivariate Process Dispersion," to appear in the Quality and Reliability Engineering International.
Yeh, A. B., and Huwang, L. (2011) "Binary Response Profiles," in Statistical Analysis of Profile Monitoring, Noorossana, R., Saghaei, A. and Amiri, A. (eds), Wiley, New York, US.
Yeh, A. B., Huwang, L., McGrath, R. N. and Zhang, Z., (2010) "On Monitoring Process Variance with Individual Observations," to appear in the Quality and Reliability Engineering International.
Huwang, L., Wang, Y. T., Yeh, A. B., and Chen, Z. J., (2009) "On the Exponentially Weighted Moving Variance," Naval Research Logistics, 56, 659-668.
Yeh, A. B., Huwang, L., and Lee, Y.-M., (2009) "Profile Monitoring for Binary Response," IIE Transactions in Quality and Reliability Engineering, 41, 931-941.
Carson, P., and Yeh, A. B., (2008) "Exponentially Weighted Moving Average (EWMA) Control Charts for Monitoring Analytical Processes," Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 47, 405-411.
Yeh, A. B., McGrath, R. N., Sembower, M. A. and Shen, Q., (2008) "EWMA Control Charts for Monitoring High-Yield Processes Based on Non-transformed Observations," International Journal of Production Research, 46, 5679-5699.
Lin, D.K.-J. and Yeh, A.B., (2007) "Multivariate Control Charts for Dispersion" to appear in Encyclopedia of Statistics in Quality and Reliability.
Huwang, L., Yeh, A.B. and Wu, C.-W., (2006) "Monitoring Multivariate Processing Variability for Individual Observations," to appear in Journal of Quality Technology.
Yeh, A.B., Lin, D.K.-J. and McGrath, R.N., (2006) "Multivariate Control Charts for Monitoring Covariance Matrix: A Review," Journal of Quality Technology and Quantitative Management, 3, 415-436.
McGrath, R.N. and Yeh, A.B., (2006) "Response to 'A Class of Two-Sample Dispersion Test: Testing Through Counting' by G. Doros and A. Chiang", The American Statistician, 60, 209-210.
Yeh, A.B., (2005) "A Modern Introduction to Probability and Statistics" (by F.M. Dekking, C. Kraaikamp, H.P. Lopuhaä and L.E. Meester), Book Reviews, to appear in Technometrics in 2006.
Yeh, A.B., (2005) "Image Processing and Jump Regression Analysis" (by P. Qiu), Book Reviews, IIE Transactions in Quality and Reliability Engineering, to appear in 2006.
Yeh, A.B., (2005) "Fundamentals of Probability and Statistics for Engineers" (by T.T. Song), Book Reviews, Technometrics, 47, 239-241.
Yeh, A.B., Huwang, L. and Wu, C.-W., (2005) "A Multivariate EWMA Control Chart fo Monitoring Process Variability with Individual Observations," IIE Transactions in Quality and Reliability Engineering, 37, 1023-1035.
McGrath, R.N. and Yeh, A.B., (2004) "The Simplest Two Sample Dispersion Test: Count Five," The American Statistician, 59, 47-53.
Yeh, A.B., Huwang, L. and Wu, Y.-F., (2004) "A Likelihood Ratio Based EWMA Control Chart for Monitoring Variability of Multivariate Normal Processes," IIE Transactions in Quality and Reliability Engineering, 36, 865-879.
Montepiedra, G. and Yeh, A.B., (2004) "Two-Stage Designs for Identification and Estimation of Polynomial Models," Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 46, 531-546.
Yeh, A.B., Lin, D.K.-J., and Venkataramani, C., (2004) "Unified CUSUM Control Charts for Monitoring Process Mean and Variability," Quality Technology and Quantitative Management, 1, 65-85.