Graduate Students and Their Research Topics
Trachtenberg (Ph.D 2000), on maximum likelihood estimation of
item response theory models. Statistician
at New England
Research Institute, Boston.
Li Liu, (Ph.D 2000),
on spline models after dimension reduction based
on canonical correlation.
Postdoctoral Fellow at
National Institute of Statistical Sciences. Currently Statistician at Sanofi-Aventis .
Mi-Ok Kim (Ph.D 2002), on quantile regression models with
time-varying coefficients. Associate Professor,
Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and
University of Cincinnati.
on transformations in Markov chain marginal bootstrap,
a resampling method for large dimensional problems.
Research Associate/Associate Professor,
Department of Health Studies, The University
(Ph.D 2003), on statistical problems with
imprecisely or incompletely observed data.
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics,
Washington University in St. Louis.
Ying Wei (Ph.D 2004), on longitudinal growth charts.
Professor, Department of Biostatistics,
Yunming Mu (Ph.D 2005), on transformations in
quantile regression models. Senior Statistical Scientist at Genentech. Former Assistant
Professor, Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University.
Jianhui Zhou (Ph.D 2005), on robust multivariate
analysis and dimension reduction. Associate
Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Virginia.
Tianyue Zhou (Ph.D, 2005), on mixed models for nornormal
data. Initial appointment: Biostatistician at Sanofi-Aventis.
on quantile models with random effects with applications to
microarray data analysis. Initial appointment: Assistant Professor,
Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University. Currently Professor of Statistics, George Washington University.
Doug Noe (Ph.D 2006), on partially Bayesian approach
to tree-based classifications. Appointments: Assistant and Associate Professor,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Miami University.
Di Li, (Ph.D 2007), on Markov chain marginal bootstrap for
generalized estimation equations. Associate Director, Biostatistics at Eisai.
Hyokyoung (Grace) Hong,
(Ph.D 2008), on predictive ordinal models
in aging research. Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University. Former Assistant Professor, Baruch College, The City University of
(Ph.D 2009, co-advised by Professor Steve Portnoy), on quantile
regression with censored data. Research Statistician at SAS Institute
Inc. Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.
(PhD 2009), on Dimensionality of data matrices with applications to
gene expression profiles. Associate Professor, School of Statistics and Management, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Former Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Statistical Sciences.
Feng Hong (PhD 2009), on some statistical problems related to microarray data (co-advised by Professor Sheng Zhong and Professor Sandra L. Rodriguez-Zas, ). Statistician at Abbott Laboratories, Boston. Former Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Statistics, Harvard University.
Ji-Yeon Yang, (Ph.D 2010), on statictial modeling of protein array data. Assistant Professor, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Korea. Former Statistical Analyst, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Claremont Mckenna College.
(Ph.D 2010), on analysis of expected shortfalls, with applications to
quantification of financial risks and of treatment effects. Senior Research Statistician at AbbVie.
Ji Young Kim (Ph.D 2010), on robust methods for analyzing multivariate responses with
applications to time-course data. Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics
Mount Holyoke College .
Yunwen Yang (Ph.D, 2011)
on Bayesian empirical likelihood methods for quantile modeling. Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Drexel University .
Erin Condon (Ph.D, 2012), Varying coefficients in logistic regression on modeling and prediction with applications to marketing research. R&D Consultant for Consumer & Shopper Insights at SymphonyIRI Group.
Juan Shen (Ph.D, 2014), Model-based Inference for Subgroup Analysis. Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Fudan University (China).
Naveen Naidu Narisetty, (Ph.D, 2015) (co-advised by Vijay Nair), on Bayesian model selection for high dimensional data. Assistant Professor of Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Seyoung Park (Ph.D, 2015) (co-advised by Shuheng Zhou ). Selected Problems for High-Dimensional Data - Quantile and Errors-in-Variables Regressions. Initial appointment: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biostatistics, Yale University.
Yingchuan Wang (Ph.D, 2015). Logistic-Normal Mixtures with Heterogeneous Components and High Dimensional Covariates. Initial appointment: Goldman Sachs, New York.
Alexander Giessing (Ph.D, 2017). On High-Dimensional Misspecified Quantile Regression. Initial appointment: Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University.
Jingshen Wang, Ph.D student.
Xinzhou Guo, Ph.D student.
Yuan Sun, Ph.D student.
Yinqiu He, Ph.D student (primiary advisor: Gongjun Xu).
Anwesha Bhattacharyya, Ph.D student (primiary advisor: Yves Atchade).
Yuanzhi Li, Ph.D candidate.
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you must be a motivated and dedicated student. You need to be
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