Recent PhD Graduates

Date Name Thesis  PhD Focus Area Thesis Advisor Initial Position Current Position
April 20, 2017 Zhenhao Zhou "From Valuing equity-linked death benefits to pricing American options" Statistics with Emphasis on Actuarial Science Elias Shiu Global Atlantic Financial Group, New York City, NY Global Atlantic Financial Group, New York City, NY
27-November-16 Congrui Yi "Penalized Methods and Algorithms for High-dimensional Regression in the Presence of Heterogeneity" Statistics Jian Huang Data Scientist  with Expedia, Inc. Data Scientist  with Expedia, Inc.
6-August-16 Harsimran Somal "Heterogeneous Computing for the Bayesian HNICAR Model with Incomplete Data" Statistics Kate Cowles TBD TBD
6-August-16 Ziqian Zhou  "Statistical Inference of Distributed Delay Differential Equations" Statistics Kung-Sik Chan TBD TBD
14-May-16 Feiran Jiao "High-dimensional inference of ordinal data with medical applications" Statistics Kung-Sik Chan Statistician, US Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD Statistician, US Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD
14-May-15 Ryne Van Krevelen "Improved Interval Estimation of Comparative Treatment Effects" Statistics Joseph B. Lang Adjunct Assistant Professor, Elon University, Elon NC Adjunct Assistant Professor, Elon University, Elon NC
19-Dec-14 Xiangmin Zhang "Nonconvex Selection in Nonparametric Additive Models" Statistics Jian Huang Statistician, US Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD Statistician, US Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD
8-Aug-14 Hao Chai "Statistical Inference in High Dimensional and AFT Models" Statistics Jian Huang Postdoctoral Associate at Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT Postdoctoral Associate at Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT
2-Aug-13 Shu-Ching Chang “Antedependence Models for Skewed Continuous Longitudinal Data” Statistics Dale Zimmerman Postdoc at Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington Postdoc at Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington
2-Aug-13 Fan Yang "Asymptotics for Risk Measures of Extreme Risks” Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences Qihe Tang Assistant Professor in Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada Assistant Professor in Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
17-May-13 Bin Li “Look-back Stopping Times and Their Applications to Liquidation Risk and Exotic Options” Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences Qihe Tang, Co-Advisor & Lihe Wang (Co-Advisor, Department of Mathematics) Assistant Professor in Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada Assistant Professor in Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
17-May-13 Zhongyi Yuan “Quantitative analysis of extreme risks in insurance and finance” Statistics Qihe Tang Assistant Professor Department of Risk Management, Smeal College of Business Assistant Professor Department of Risk Management, Smeal College of Business
   
Penn State University, University Park, PA Penn State University, University Park, PA
   
27-Jul-12 Jinzheng Li   "Statistical detection with weak signals via regularization" Statistics Kung-Sik Chan Statistician, Research, Boston, MA Statistician, Research, Boston, MA
11-May-12 Xiongwen Tang "Two-level lognormal frailty model and competing risks model with missing cause of failure"  Statistics Mike Jones Statistician, Pharmaceuticals, Forest Laboratories, Jersey City, NJ Statistician, Pharmaceuticals, Forest Laboratories, Jersey City, NJ
11-May-12 Jae Youn Ahn “Non-parametric inference of risk measures” Statistics N.D. Shyamalkumar Assistant Professor, Statistics Department, Ewha Womans University, Seodaemum, Seoul, South Korea Assistant Professor, Statistics Department, Ewha Womans University, Seodaemum, Seoul, South Korea
29-Jul-11 Kun Chen "Regularized multivariate stochastic regression" Statistics Kung-Sik Chan Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT
29-Jul-11 Jin (Gordon) Liu "Penalized methods in genome-wide association studies" Statistics Jian Huang Post Doc at Division of Biostatistics, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
29-Jul-11 Yunlong Xie "Likelihood-based inference for antedependence (markov) models for categorical longitudinal data" Statistics Dale Zimmerman Biostatistician, National Institutes of Health, Washington D.C. Biostatistician, National Institutes of Health, Washington D.C.
16-Dec-11 Fei Su "Statistical analysis of nonlinear diffusion processes" Statistics Kung-Sik Chan, Elias Shiu Scientist, Research, ISO Innovative Analytics, San Francisco, CA Scientist, Research, ISO Innovative Analytics, San Francisco, CA
17-Dec-10 Tianyang Zhang "Partly parametic generalized additive model" Statistics Kung-Sik Chan Senior Consultant, Research and Analysis, Travelers Insurance, Hartford, CT Data Scientist AIG- Insurance, New York, NY
9-Dec Dong Liang "Issues in Bayesian Gaussian Markov Random Field Models With Application to Inter-sensor Calibration" Statistics Kate Cowles Postdoc Research, University of Iowa, Department of Geography Research Assistant Professor, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Solomons, MD