Skip to main content

Dongchu Sun

BS ’82, Mathematics, East China Normal University
MS ’84, Statistics, East China Normal University
MS ’88, Statistics, Ohio State University
PhD ’91, Statistics, Purdue University

"The coursework, research, teaching and consulting experience at Purdue all prepared me for a successful career."

Dongchu Sun has been a leading academic force in the University of Missouri Statistics program for more than a decade. He has earned numerous awards for his statistical prowess, all while teaching numerous classes.

Sun’s research has brought more depth to the fields of Bayesian methodology, survey sampling, small area estimation, decision theory, business and econometrics, just to name a few. A recent project for the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute looked at space-time analysis for environmental mapping, epidemiology and climate change.

During a career that also includes stops at University of Michigan and Virginia Tech, Sun has mentored almost 50 PhD and masters students. The hard work and dedication has earned him the position of chairman of the Department of Statistics at Missouri.


  • 2005 - Elected as Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics
  • 2004 - Elected as Fellow of the American Statistical Association
  • 2002 - Received University of Missouri Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Purdue University College of Science, 150 N. University St, West Lafayette, IN 47907 • Phone: (765) 494-1729, Fax: (765) 494-1736

Student Advising Office: (765) 494-1771, Fax: (765) 496-3015 • Science IT, (765) 494-4488

© 2020 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue ? Please contact the College of Science Webmaster.