Associate Professor, Program Coordinator- Engineering Science and Computer Engineering Technology and Interim Director for the School of Allied Health, Business, and STEM
Office Location: Wheaton 208
Dr. Lin Lin is an Associate Professor and the Program Coordinator for Engineering Science and Engineering Technology programs. She is currently the Interim Division Director of Allied Health, Business and STEM Division. Dr. Lin is a Faculty Representative to MxCC Foundation. She served as the Chair of the Programs and Services Evaluation Committee from 2012 to 2015. She has been a Co-advisor of Beta Gamma Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society since 2010 and a Founder and Co-advisor of MxCC Robotics Club since 2014. Dr. Lin has been a Site Coordinator of CT College of Technology Consortium and the Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing since 2012. Dr. Lin is a member of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and serves as an Executive Committee Member and Membership Co-Chair of the ASEE Northeast Section. Dr. Lin is a Phi Theta Kappa New England Regional Board Member representing all CT chapters. She served as Campus Director for NASA CT Space Grant.
Dr. Lin has greatly contributed to bringing in external funding to support programs and the college. In addition, Dr. Lin has collaborated with university and industry partners on research grants. She helped MxCC to receive a NSF Small Business Innovation Research Grant and oversaw the implementation of the grant.
Dr. Lin is a recipient of the 2015 Board of Regents System-wide Teaching Award as a distinguished outstanding teacher with a track record of promoting instructional improvements for her programs and the recipient of the 2015 Board of Regents Teaching Award for Middlesex Community College.
Prior to her teaching career, Dr. Lin was a Senior Engineer at the United Technologies Research Center in East Hartford, CT, where she co-authored 6 patents and received an Outstanding Achievement Award, the Research Center’s highest award for recognizing exceptional performance. Her research work focused on the algorithms development for automatic intrusion detection and tracking for digital video surveillance systems. Dr. Lin has published numerous peer-reviewed technical journal and conference papers in the area of multi-target tracking. She earned her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Connecticut.