Lin named Huisking Foundation, Inc., Assistant Professor of ACMS

Author: Deanna McCool

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Lizhen Lin, assistant professor of applied and computational mathematics and statistics, has been named the Huisking Foundation, Inc. Assistant Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics.

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“It is a tremendous honor, I am very thankful,” Lin says, “It has inspired me to work even harder.”

Lin specializes in theoretical and methodological research for big data analysis, geometry and statistics, network analysis using geometric and topological tools, and her applied and interdisciplinary research lies in applications in neuroscience and cancer research study. In particular, Lin has been collaborating with researchers at Harper Cancer Research Institute to determine the underlying mechanism and identify genetic networks and pathways for cancer.  She won a 2017 NSF Career Award and a 2017 DARPA Young Faculty Award.

Lin has been an assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame since 2016. She earned her doctorate in mathematics from The University of Arizona in 2012. Before coming to Notre Dame, Lin was a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University and an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

A total of six Huisking professorships have been established at Notre Dame, all gifts of the Huisking Foundation, Inc. Benefactors Charles and Catherine Huisking created the foundation in memory of their son, Frank, a 1937 Notre Dame alumnus who was killed during World War II.