Yuguo Chen
Professor, Director of Illinois Statistics Office
Department of Statistics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

725 S. Wright Street
Champaign, IL 61820 USA
Phone: (217) 244-3932, Fax: (217) 244-7190
Office: 103D Illini Hall

Yuguo Chen is Professor at Department of Statistics , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is Director of Illinois Statistics Office. He is also affiliated with Coordinated Science Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, Information Trust Institute, Computational Science and Engineering, and Illinois Informatics Institute. Prior to joining UIUC, he was an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences, Duke University, from 2001 to 2005.


2001, Ph.D., Statistics, Stanford University.
1997, B.S., Mathematics, University of Science and Technology of China.

Research Interests

Monte Carlo theory and methodology, and their applications to scientific problems
Statistical inference on network data
State space models and dynamic systems
Bioinformatics and population genetics

Distinctions / Awards

Data Science Founder Professorial Scholar, 2019
Fellow of American Statistical Association, 2018
Charles Edison Lecturer, University of Notre Dame, 2018
Lists of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Invited Lecture at the “Best of Computational and Graphical Statistics” session of Interface, 2015
ICSA Student Paper Award, 2001

Editorial Board

Associate Editor, Statistica Sinica, 2020-present.
Associate Editor, Journal of American Statistical Association, 2014-present.
Associate Editor, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 2007-present.
Editorial Board, Journal of Algebraic Statistics, 2009-present.
Editorial Board, ISRN Computational Mathematics, 2011-present.

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