The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular. 
                                                      --Edward Gibbon


Yichao Wu
Associate Professor
Phone: (919) 513-7677
Department of Statistics
Office: 4274 SAS Hall
North Carolina State University
E-mail:


General Info

Dr. Wu received his Ph.D. in Statistics from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2006. He took a postdoctoral position at Princeton University from August 2006 to July 2008 and joined North Carolina State University in August 2008. His current research interests include: Longitudinal Data Analysis, Machine Learning, Model Selection, Nonparametetric and Semiparametric Statistics.


Teaching

  • Current semester (Spring 2014): not teaching

  • ST 370 - Probability and Statistics for Engineers:
  •       Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010

  • ST 372 - Introduction to Statistical Inference and Regression:
  •       Fall 2010

  • ST 521 - Statistical Theory I:
  •       Fall 2011

  • ST 790 - Nonparametric Regression and Smoothing:
  •       Spring 2012, Fall 2013

Selected Publications

  • Ke, Tracy, Fan, Jianqing, Wu, Yichao. Homogeneity Pursuit. Journal of the American Statistical Association, to appear.
  • Stefanski, Len, Wu, Yichao, and White, Kyle (2014). Variable Selection in Nonparametric Classification via Measurement Error Model Selection Likelihoods. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 109, 574-589.
  • Zhou, Hua and Wu, Yichao (2014). A Generic Path Algorithm for Regularized Statistical Estimation. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 109, 686-699.
  • Chang, Jinyuan, Tang, Cheng Yong, and Wu, Yichao (2013). Marginal Empirical Likelihood and Sure Independence Feature Screening. Annals of Statistics, 41, 2123-2148.
  • Müller, Hans-Georg, Wu, Yichao, and Yao, Fang (2013). Continuously Additive Models for Nonlinear Functional Regression. Biometrika, 100, 607-622.
  • Wang, Lan, Wu, Yichao and Li, Runze (2012). Quantile Regression for Analyzing Heterogeneity in Ultra-high Dimension. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 107, 214-222.
  • Liu, Yufeng, Zhang, Hao Helen, and Wu, Yichao (2011). Soft or hard classification? Large margin unified machines. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 106, 166-177.
  • Wu, Yichao (2011). An ordinary differential equation-based solution path algorithm. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, 23, 185-199.
  • Wu, Yichao, Zhang, Hao Helen, and Liu, Yufeng (2010). Robust Model-free Multiclass Probability Estimation. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 105, 424-436.
  • Fan, Jianqing, Wu, Yichao, and Feng, Yang (2009). Local quasi-likelihood with a parametric guide. Annals of Statistics, 37, 4153-4183.
  • Fan, Jianqing and Wu, Yichao (2008). Semiparametric estimation of covariance matrices for longitudinal data. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 103, 484, 1520-1533.
  • Wu, Yichao and Liu, Yufeng (2007). Robust truncated-hinge-loss support vector machines. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 102, 479, 974-983.
Click here for a complete list of publications.


This site was updated at May 21, 2013