Students

Mathematics Genealogy

Ph.D. Students

Xuming He (Co-advised with Stephen Portnoy). Ph.D. 1989. Thesis: Contributions to the theory of statistical breakdown. Department of Statistics, University of Illinois. Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan.

Sha-lin Guo. Ph.D. 1990. Thesis: Inferences on high-dimensional data. Department of Statistics, University of Illinois. Associate Professor, Chung-Yuan University, Chung-Li, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan R.O.C.

Huann-Sheng Chen. Ph.D. 1996. Thesis: Estimation in random field models for noisy spatial data. Department of Statistics, University of Illinois. Mathematical Statistician and Program Director, Statistical Methodology and Applications Branch, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Nanxiang (Sean) Ge. Ph.D. 1996. Thesis: Contributions to classification and calibration of high-dimensional data. Department of Statistics, University of Illinois. Executive Director, Late Phase Biostatistics, hematology/oncology, Celgene. Summit, NJ.

Min-ge Xie. Ph.D. 1996. Thesis: Regression modeling: latent structures, theory, and algorithms. Department of Statistics, University of Illinois. Professor, Department of Statistics, Rutgers University.

Limin Fu. Ph.D. 1999. Thesis: Unified ordinal regression: model assessment and semi-parametric analysis. Department of Statistics, University of Illinois. CIT Bank, CA.

Hanga Galfalvy. Ph.D. 2000. Thesis: Censored regression models with applications to infrastructure degradation studies. Department of Statistics, University of Illinois. Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Columbia University Medical Center.

Yan Yang, PhD 2006. Thesis: Marginal mixture analysis of correlated bounded-response data. Department of Statistics, University of Illinois. VP, Quantitative Modeling, Bank of America, Phoenix, AZ.

Heng Liu, Ph.D. 2007. Thesis: Bicriterion clustering and selecting the optimal number of clusters via agreement measure. Department of Statistics, University of Illinois. Quantitative Analyst, Google Inc., Mountain View, CA.

Alan Huebner, Ph.D. 2008. Thesis: Modeling correlated ordinal data: marginal and conditional approaches. Department of Statistics, University of Illinois. Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, University of Notre Dame.

Zhi He, Ph.D. 2010. Thesis: Semiparametric inference. Department of Statistics, University of Illinois. Quantitative Analyst, Google, Inc., Mountain View, CA.

Gang Chen, Ph.D. 2012. Thesis: Image classification and feature selection. Department of Statistics, University of Illinois. Software Development  Engineer, A9.com, Palo Alto, CA.

Lu Gan, (Co-advised with Stephen Portnoy). Ph.D. 2014. Thesis: Variable screening and model selection in censored quantile regression via sparse penalties and stepwise refinement. Department of Statistics, University of Illinois. Data Scientist, JDA Software Group, Inc. Irving, TX.

Yeonjoo Park, Ph.D. 2017. Thesis: Effect Size Estimation and Robust Classification for Irregularly Sampled Functional Data. Department of Statistics, University of Illinois. Assistant Professor, Department of Management Science and Statistics, University of Texas at San Antonio.

Professor, Department of Statistics