Faculty / College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Annie A. Chu

Chair of Math and Science

Annie Chu is Assistant Professor of Mathematics. She joined Woodbury in 2012. Dr. Chu had worked in various fields in academia, including teaching of mathematics and statistics, research in statistical seismology, and development of computational education tools. Additional highlights of her professional experience include industrial experience as a software engineer and a statistician.

Before Dr. Chu joined of Woodbury, she had taught in the University of California, Los Angeles. Subjects she had taught covered extensively from math to statistics, via both traditional classroom style and computer oriented hands-on pedagogy. She researched in both UCLA and Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM) in Tokyo. Her previous research topics consist of computational statistics, particularly on the SOCR (Statistics Online Computational Resource), and statistical modeling on the spatial-temporal epidemic-type aftershock sequence (ETAS) model. Her recent research work has been emphasized on applications of ETAS to seismology. Her publication achievements reflect her versatility in research, and she has also presented in numerous symposiums, including JSM, MAA/AMS, and Japanese Joint Statistical Meeting in mathematics and statistics fields, as well as in SCEC, AGU, and JpGU in geophysical sciences.

Dr. Chu is passionate on math teaching and enjoys integrating innovative technologies and new ideas into classrooms. She takes math teaching as a life-long profession and she is especially eager to help math learners explore the beauty of problem solving and develop appreciation for it. She is also devoted to the development of Woodbury’s Creative Media Technology curriculum.


PhD, Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles

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