I obtained B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University, P.R. China, in 1998, and Ph.D. in Statistics, from School of Statistics, University of Minnesota, in 2003. Dr. R. Dennis Cook and Dr. Christopher J. Nachtsheim were my thesis advisors. I then worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Dr. P.J. Hagerman Lab, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis. I joined Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University, in 2005, as an Assistant Professor in Statistics. I was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2011. I was a visiting faculty at Department of Statistics, Stanford University and Yahoo Research Labs from 2011 to 2013. Here is my CV (pdf).




My research interests include imaging analysis, networks data analysis, dimension reduction, variable selection, computational biology, data mining, and statistical machine learning. Here is a list of my publications and software.





  ST 810 Advanced topic: Big Data, a statistical perspective

  ST 762 Nonlinear models

  ST 371 Introduction to probablity and distribution theory


  ST 790 Advanced topic: introduction to dimension reduction. 2010

  ST 762 Nonlinear models. 2010

  ST 731 Applied multivariate analysis. 2011, 2010, 2009

  ST 372 Introduction to statistical inference and regression. 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005

  ST 371 Introduction to probability and distribution theory. 2008, 2007










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Associate Professor   

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North Carolina State University      

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