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James Yen

James Yen has been a member of the Statistical Engineering Division since 1997. He works in statistical data analysis, and statistical computing in a wide variety of areas, including information technology and homeland security applications. He has long-standing collaborations with members of the Surface Metrology Group in ballistic identification of firearms. In addition, he has worked with the Organic Chemical Metrology group in the certification of over two dozen food and supplement Standard Reference Materials.

Technical Areas of Research and Consulting:

  • Robust statistics
  • Meta-analysis
  • Applied probability
  • Data analysis

Professional Activities and Societies and Standards Activities:

  • American Statistical Association Member


Mathematical Statistician
Statistical Engineering Division


  • B.A. (Statistics), Princeton University
  • M.S. (Statistics), Stanford University
  • Ph.D. (Statistics), Stanford University

Phone: 301-975-2853
Fax: 301-975-3144