Recent PhD Graduates

Date Name Thesis  PhD Focus Area Thesis Advisor Initial Position Current Position
8/1/2020 Rui Huang "Sparse causal time series analysis" Statistics Dr. Kung-Sik Chan    
8/1/2020 Jin Meng "Topics in high dimensional statistical learning with applications in property-casualty insurance" Statistics Dr. Kung-Sik Chan    
8/1/2020 Siyang Tao "A contribution to modeling tail dependence" Statistics with Emphasis on Actuarial Science Dr. N.D. Shyamalkumar    
5/15/2020 Yunju Im "Bayesian Subgroup Analysis in Regression Using Mixture Models" Statistics Aixin Tan    
5/15/2020 Rui Jin "Understanding and Improving MCMC Methods for High-dimensional Problems" Statistics Aixin Tan    
12/14/2019 Qiansheng Zhu “On improved confidence intervals for parameters of discrete distribution" Statistics Dr. Joseph Lang To Be Announced.  
12/14/2019 Wenda Tu

"Heterogeneity Pursuit in Regression Analysis"

Statistics Dr. Kung-Sik Chan To Be Announced.  
8/1/2019 Zhijiang (Van) Liu "Testing Covariance Structure of Spatial Stream Network Data Using Torgegram Components and Subsampling" Statistics Dr. Dale Zimmerman Data Scientist, United Airlines, Chicago, IL  
8/1/2019 Zhaofeng Tang "Quantitative Risk Management under Systematic and Systemic Risks" Statistics with Emphasis on Actuarial Science Dr. Ambrose Lo (co-chair); Dr. Qihe Tang (co-chair)    
8/1/2019 Haibo Liu "Pricing, bankruptcy, and liquidation under insurance and financial risks in a Markovian framework" Statistics with Emphasis on Actuarial Science Dr. Ambrose Lo (co-chair); Dr. Qihe Tang (co-chair)    
5/10/2019 Sheng Wang "Regularized Skewness Parameter Estimation for Multivariate Skew Normal and Skew t Distributions" Statistics Dr. Dale Zimmerman Data Scientist, JDA Software, Dallas, TX  
12/15/2018 Yingying Liu "Bayesian Hierarchical Normal Intrinsic Conditional Autoregressive Model for Stream Networks" Statistics  Dr. Kate Cowles and Dr. Dale Zimmerman Biogen, Cambridge, MA  
8/18/2018 Riad Jarjour "Clustering Financial Time Series for Volatility Modeling" Statistics  Dr. Kung-Sik Chan    
8/18/2018 Bo Wang "Structural Change Detection Via Penalized Regression" Statistics  Dr. Kung-Sik Chan Data Scientist at Liberty Mutual Insurance, Iowa City, IA  
8/18/2018 Juan Cervantes "Tempering Spatial Autocorrelation in the Residuals of Linear and Generalized Models by Incorporating Selected Eigenvectors" Statistics  Dr. Kate Cowles    
8/18/2018 Fuli Zhang "Spectral Classification of High Dimensional Time Series" Statistics   Dr. Kung-Sik Chan  Sr. Quant Analyst for Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, OH.   
5/18/2018 Xiao Wang "On Pricing Barrier Options And Exotic Variations" Statistics with Emphasis on Actuarial Science Dr. Elias Shiu Synchrony Financial, Chicago, IL  
4/20/2017 Zhenhao Zhou "From Valuing equity-linked death benefits to pricing American options" Statistics with Emphasis on Actuarial Science Dr. Elias Shiu Global Atlantic Financial Group, New York City, NY

Ant Financial Service Group, Hangzhou, China

11/27/2016 Congrui Yi "Penalized Methods and Algorithms for High-dimensional Regression in the Presence of Heterogeneity" Statistics Dr. Jian Huang Data Scientist  with Expedia, Inc. Data Scientist  with Expedia, Inc.
8/6/2016 Harsimran Somal "Heterogeneous Computing for the Bayesian HNICAR Model with Incomplete Data" Statistics Dr. Kate Cowles Private Consultation Private Consultation
8/6/2016 Ziqian Zhou  "Statistical Inference of Distributed Delay Differential Equations" Statistics Dr. Kung-Sik Chan Senior Biostatistician Gilead, San Francisco Bay Area Senior Biostatistician Gilead, San Francisco Bay Area
5/14/2016 Feiran Jiao "High-dimensional inference of ordinal data with medical applications" Statistics Dr. Kung-Sik Chan Statistician, US Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD Statistician, US Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD
5/14/2015 Ryne Van Krevelen "Improved Interval Estimation of Comparative Treatment Effects" Statistics Dr. Joseph B. Lang Adjunct Assistant Professor, Elon University, Elon NC Adjunct Assistant Professor, Elon University, Elon NC
12/19/2014 Xiangmin Zhang "Nonconvex Selection in Nonparametric Additive Models" Statistics Dr. Jian Huang Statistician, US Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD Statistician, US Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD
8/8/2014 Hao Chai "Statistical Inference in High Dimensional and AFT Models" Statistics Dr. Jian Huang Postdoctoral Associate at Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT Postdoctoral Associate at Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT
8/2/2013 Shu-Ching Chang “Antedependence Models for Skewed Continuous Longitudinal Data” Statistics Dr. 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
8/2/2013 Fan Yang "Asymptotics for Risk Measures of Extreme Risks” Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences Dr. 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
5/17/2013 Bin Li “Look-back Stopping Times and Their Applications to Liquidation Risk and Exotic Options” Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences Dr. Qihe Tang, Co-Advisor & Dr. 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
5/17/2013 Zhongyi Yuan “Quantitative analysis of extreme risks in insurance and finance” Statistics Dr. Qihe Tang Assistant Professor Department of Risk Management, Smeal College of Business Assistant Professor Department of Risk Management, Smeal College of Business
7/27/2012 Jinzheng Li   "Statistical detection with weak signals via regularization" Statistics Dr. Kung-Sik Chan Statistician, Research, Boston, MA Statistician, Research, Boston, MA
5/11/2012 Xiongwen Tang "Two-level lognormal frailty model and competing risks model with missing cause of failure"  Statistics Dr. Mike Jones Statistician, Pharmaceuticals, Forest Laboratories, Jersey City, NJ Statistician, Pharmaceuticals, Forest Laboratories, Jersey City, NJ
5/11/2012 Jae Youn Ahn “Non-parametric inference of risk measures” Statistics Dr. 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
7/29/2011 Kun Chen "Regularized multivariate stochastic regression" Statistics Dr. Kung-Sik Chan Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT
7/29/2011 Jin (Gordon) Liu "Penalized methods in genome-wide association studies" Statistics Dr. 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
7/29/2011 Yunlong Xie "Likelihood-based inference for antedependence (markov) models for categorical longitudinal data" Statistics Dr. Dale Zimmerman Biostatistician, National Institutes of Health, Washington D.C. Biostatistician, National Institutes of Health, Washington D.C.
12/16/2011 Fei Su "Statistical analysis of nonlinear diffusion processes" Statistics Dr. Kung-Sik Chan, Dr. Elias Shiu Scientist, Research, ISO Innovative Analytics, San Francisco, CA Scientist, Research, ISO Innovative Analytics, San Francisco, CA
12/17/2010 Tianyang Zhang "Partly parametic generalized additive model" Statistics Dr. Kung-Sik Chan Senior Consultant, Research and Analysis, Travelers Insurance, Hartford, CT Data Scientist AIG- Insurance, New York, NY
12/18/09 Dong Liang "Issues in Bayesian Gaussian Markov Random Field Models With Application to Inter-sensor Calibration" Statistics Dr. Kate Cowles Postdoc Research, University of Iowa, Department of Geography Research Assistant Professor, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Solomons, MD