I received a B.S. degree in Statistics from the University of Science and Technology of China (2009), an M.S. in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University (2012), and a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of South Carolina (2015). I am currently an assistant professor at Northern Illinois University Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science.
My eclectic research interests include survival analysis, Bayesian nonparametrics, variational Bayesian methods, measurement error models, frequentist nonparametric methods, semiparametric regression, spatial analysis, copulas, statistical computing for large datasets, mode regression, group testing data analysis, causal mediation analysis, and applications in epidemiology/public health.
My recent projects involve density regression with measurement error, mode regression for bounded data, Bayesian model selection, spatial copulas, continuously stratified survival models, and R software package development for big survival data. The softwares page includes R packages for implementing my proposed methods.
Courses taught include Elementary Statistics, Introduction to Probability Theory, Survival Analysis, Linear Models and Introduction to Statistical Learning. The teaching page has my most recent courses at NIU.