Lin Lin


Dr. Lin Lin

Professor & Program Coordinator of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology 
Phone: 860-343-5763
Office Location: Wheaton 313
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Dr. Lin Lin is a Professor and Program Coordinator of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology at Middlesex Community College. She served as an Interim Division Director of the Allied Health, Business and STEM Division during 2015-2017.

Dr. Lin helped build and strengthen several academic programs at Middlesex Community College, including Engineering Science, Computer Engineering Technology, and Computer Science Studies. To raise awareness and interest for growing robotics technology through hands on experimentation and group activities, she formed the Middlesex Community College Robotics Club and serves as an advisor. Dr. Lin serves as the Site Coordinator of the CT College of Technology Consortium and the Campus Director of NASA CT Space Grant Consortium. She served on the Executive Board and as the Membership Co-Chair of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Northeast Section.

As a co-advisor of the Beta Gamma Xi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Dr. Lin helped the chapter to maintain Five Star Level Chapter status, win Hallmark Awards, and receive regional and national recognitions. Dr. Lin is a recipient of the Phi Theta Kappa New Horizon Award. She serves on the Phi Theta Kappa New England Regional Board.

As a faculty representative to the MxCC Foundation Board of Directors between 2015 and 2018, she served on the Foundation Scholarship Committee. She chaired (or co-chaired) many college committees, including the General Education Assessment Committee, the Curriculum Committee, the Programs and Services Evaluation Committee, the TAP STEM Committee, and the Academic Awards Committee.

Dr. Lin has been involved in many community service initiatives, including leading the Phi Theta Kappa students, the Robotics Club students, and the engineering students to participate in many community projects. She also serves on the Career Technical Education Advisory Committee of Wilcox Tech High School and Vinal Tech High School.

In 2015-17, Dr. Lin oversaw several MxCC grants, including the CT Advanced Manufacturing Initiative (CAMI) Grant and the Perkins Grants. She is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research Grant.

Dr. Lin is a recipient of the 2015 Board of Regents System-Wide Teaching Award as a distinguished teacher with a track record of promoting instructional improvements, the recipient of 2015 Middlesex Community College Teaching Award, and a recipient of 2017 MxCC Merit Award. She was inducted as an honorary member into the Epsilon Pi Tau Honor Society as an individual who demonstrated academic scholarship and leadership in STEM in CT.

Prior to her teaching career, Dr. Lin was a Senior Engineer at the United Technologies Research Center, where she co-authored six U.S. (or international) 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 journal and conference papers in the area of multi-target tracking. She earned her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Connecticut.