Caroline (Smith) Lubert graduated from the University of Exeter, U.K., with a B.Sc. in Mathematics in 1984.
She obtained a Ph.D. in Engineering (An experimental and theoretical study of the aeroacoustics of
external- Coanda gas flares) in 1988 for work conducted in association with Professor
Peter W. Carpenter (now Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Warwick) and
sponsored by British Petroleum,
plc. From 1988 until 1992 she was a postdoctoral research
fellow in the School of Engineering,
University of Exeter, where she worked on the development
of mathematical models of crossflow microfiltration systems. Since then she has been a lecturer
in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Plymouth. In 1994 she was
promoted to Senior Lecturer. In 1998 she moved to the United States, and she is currently a
Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at James Madison University
in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Caroline is also an Elected Professor for the MIRCE Akademy, U.K. and a Fellow in the System Design and Operational Effectiveness Program at Stevens Institute of
Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey.
Caroline's current research interests are the aeroacoustics of curved wall jets, and the application of fuzzy logic to conceptual design differentiation. She is collaborating with
Dr Dinesh Verma on fuzzy logic problems, and they currently have a patent application pending, and a number of papers
published in this area.
Caroline has been a member of the International Society of Logistics
(S.O.L.E.) since 1995.
She is also an active member of the Royal Statistical Society (R.S.S.), the American Mathematical Society and the Association for Women in Mathematics. She is a co-founder and
the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). In August
1997, she received the Young Logistician of the Year award from S.O.L.E. In 2001 she was
awarded the Alan O. Plait award for Tutorial Excellence by the International Reliability
and Maintainability Symposium. She also received a Best Paper award at an International Conference.
Caroline has given workshops, seminars and short courses in Mathematics, Statistics and
Logistics all over the world, including the 3rd
Scandinavian Summer School on Systems Engineering and Supportability,
the UK Defence Logistics Organisation,
United Defense and
Rolls Royce. She is the author of numerous papers and a technical monograph entitled
Statistics for Logisticians.