Students

Doctoral students at UIUC:

  • (2011) Peng Wang, Ph.D. (NSF Research Assistant) (Laha Travel Award, 2011). Thesis: “Mixed-effects modeling and correlation structure selection for high dimensional correlated data.” Current job: Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Operation, Business Analytics and Information Systems.
  • (2013) Hyunkeun (Ryan) Cho, Ph.D. (NSF Research Assistant). (Norton Prize Thesis Honorable Mention, Dept. of Statistics, UIUC, 2013.) Thesis: “Model selection for correlated data and moment selection from high-dimensional moment conditions.” First job: Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University, Statistics Department. Current Job: Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, Dept. of Biostatistics.
  • (2014) Xinxin Shu, Ph.D. (NSF Research Assistant) (Student Paper Competition Award from Computing and Graphics Section, ASA, 2013). Thesis: “Time-varying network estimation and Chinese words segmentation.” Current job: Biostatistician, Merck, New Jersey.
  • (2015) Peibei Shi, Ph.D. (NSF Research Assistant) (ENAR Distinguished Student Paper Award, 2015; Student Paper Competition Award from Statistical Learning and Data Mining Section, ASA, 2015). Thesis: “Weak signal identification and inference in model selection.” Postdoc: University of Michigan, Biostatistics. Current job: Data Scientist, Walmart Research Lab.
  • (2016) Xuan Bi, Ph.D. (NSF Research Assistant) Norton Prize Thesis Award, Dept. of Statistics, UIUC, 2014; Student Paper Competition Award from Statistical Learning and Data Mining Section, ASA, 2016. Thesis: “Dimension reduction and efficient recommender system for large-scale complex data.” Postdoc: Yale University, Biostatistics.
  • (2017) Christopher Kinson, Ph.D. (NSF fellowship, 2012-2016). Thesis: Longitudinal principal components analysis for binary and continuous data. Current job: Visiting Assistant Professor: University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign, Dept. of Statistics.
  • (2017) Xiwei Tang, Ph.D. (NSF Research Assistant). Norton Prize Thesis Honorable Mention, Dept. of Statistics, UIUC, 2016. Student Paper Competition Award from Statistical Learning and Data Mining Section, ASA, 2017. Thesis: Individualized learning and integration for multi-modality data. Current job: Assistant Professor, University of Virginia, Dept. of Statistics.
  • (2017) Xiaolu Zhu, Ph.D.  (NSF Research Assistant). Student Paper Award by ASA Biopharmaceutical, ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium, 2016. Thesis: Heteogeneity modeling and longitudinal clustering. Current job: Statistician and Data Scientist, Amazon, Seattle.
  • Fei Xue, Ph.D. student (NSF Research Assistant).

 

Doctoral students and Postdoc at Oregon State:

  • (2005) Guei-Feng (Cindy) Tsai, Ph.D. (NSF Research Assistant, 2004-2005). Thesis: “Semiparametric marginal and mixed models for longitudinal data.” Current job: Center for Drug Evaluation, Taiwan.
  • (2008) Lin Lu, Ph. D.  (NSF Research Assistant, 2005 – 2007) (Co-advisor with David Birkes). Thesis: “Unconditional estimating equation approaches for missing data.” Current job: Senior Biostatistician, Nektar Therapeutic.
  • (2010) Xianlong Wang, Ph.D. (NSF Research Assistant, 2007 – 2008). Thesis: “Efficient classification for longitudinal data.” First job: Research Scientist, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Current Job: Data Scientist, Nordstrom.
  • Li Wang, Ph.D., Postdoc/Research Associate (supported by NSF), 2006-2007. Current job: Wells Fargo.