Recent PhD Graduates

PhD Date Name Thesis  PhD Focus Area Thesis Advisor Initial Position Current Position
5/13/2022 Chunlei Wang- "Bayesian Inference for Large and Complex data". Statistics Sanvesh Srivastava Data Scientist, Google, Sunnyvale, California  
5/13/2022 Xingyu Zhou "A Generative Approach to Conditional Distribution Estimation and its Variants and Applications" Statistics Jian Huang Senior Research Statistician at Dow Chemical. Houston, Texas  
5/13/2022 Hongda Zhang "A Procedure for Multimodal Brain Tumor Segmentation" Statistics Luke Tierney    
5/13/2022 Ben Lim "Novel methodologies for life settlements underwriting evaluation and mortality table development" Statistics N. D. Shyamalkumar Assistant Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China  
8/6/2021 Samuel Justice "Contributions to the Analysis of Vertex Centrality in Randomly Growing Tree Models" Statistics N. D. Shyamalkumar and R.P. Russo

Research Scientist

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)

Boston, MA USA

 
8/6/2021 Ruida Song "Testing, Modeling, and Approximating Nonstationary Continuous Processes on Stream Networks" Statistics Dale Zimmerman Data Scientist, UFG Insurance, Cedar Rapids, IA  
8/6/2021 Chuyi Wang "Feature Screening Rules and Algorithms for Efficient Optimization of Sparse Regression Models" Statistics Patrick Breheny Analyst, Data Science, Liberty Mutual, Boston, MA USA  
5/14/2021 Abylay Zhexembay Valuation of multi-period barrier options and extensions Statistics Elias Shiu Unified Accumulative Pension Fund of Kazakhstan  
5/14/2021 Xun Li "Prediction of North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Activity via Bayesian Variable Selection and Bayesian Model Averaging” Statistics Joyee Ghosh Modeler, Discover, Riverwoods, IL  
12/18/2020 Jun Tang "Space Time Covariance Models on Networks" Statistics Dale Zimmerman Principal Biostatistician, Novartis, East Hanover, NJ  
8/7/2020 Rui Huang "Sparse causal time series analysis" Statistics Kung-Sik Chan Assistant Professor, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China  
8/7/2020 Jin Meng "Topics in high dimensional statistical learning with applications in property-casualty insurance" Statistics Kung-Sik Chan Data Scientist, United Fire Group, Cedar Rapids, IA  
8/7/2020 Siyang Tao "A contribution to modeling tail dependence" Statistics with Emphasis on Actuarial Science N.D. Shyamalkumar Assistant Professor, Ball State University, Muncie, IN  
5/15/2020 Yunju Im "Bayesian Subgroup Analysis in Regression Using Mixture Models" Statistics Aixin Tan Post-doc, Yale University, New Haven, CT  
5/15/2020 Rui Jin "Understanding and Improving MCMC Methods for High-dimensional Problems" Statistics Aixin Tan Research Scientist, Eli Lilly. Indianapolis, IN  
5/15/2020 Qiansheng Zhu “On improved confidence intervals for parameters of discrete distribution" Statistics Joseph Lang Senior Analyst, CITI, Wilmington, DE  
12/20/2019 Wenda Tu "Heterogeneity Pursuit in Regression Analysis" Statistics Kung-Sik Chan Visiting Associate, FDA, Washington DC  
8/2/2019 Zhijiang (Van) Liu "Testing Covariance Structure of Spatial Stream Network Data Using Torgegram Components and Subsampling" Statistics Dale Zimmerman Data Scientist, Google, Mountain View, California  
8/2/2019 Zhaofeng Tang "Quantitative Risk Management under Systematic and Systemic Risks" Statistics with Emphasis on Actuarial Science Ambrose Lo (co-chair); Qihe Tang (co-chair) Associate Model Validation, S & P Gp;bal Ratings, Chicago, IL  
8/2/2019 Haibo Liu "Pricing, bankruptcy, and liquidation under insurance and financial risks in a Markovian framework" Statistics with Emphasis on Actuarial Science Ambrose Lo (co-chair); Qihe Tang (co-chair)    
5/10/2019 Sheng Wang "Regularized Skewness Parameter Estimation for Multivariate Skew Normal and Skew t Distributions" Statistics Dale Zimmerman Data Scientist, JDA Software, Dallas, TX  
12/14/2018 Yingying Liu "Bayesian Hierarchical Normal Intrinsic Conditional Autoregressive Model for Stream Networks" Statistics  Kate Cowles and Dale Zimmerman Biogen, Cambridge, MA  
8/3/2018 Riad Jarjour "Clustering Financial Time Series for Volatility Modeling" Statistics  Kung-Sik Chan    
8/3/2018 Bo Wang "Structural Change Detection Via Penalized Regression" Statistics  Kung-Sik Chan Data Scientist at Liberty Mutual Insurance, Iowa City, IA  
8/3/2018 Juan Cervantes "Tempering Spatial Autocorrelation in the Residuals of Linear and Generalized Models by Incorporating Selected Eigenvectors" Statistics  Kate Cowles    
8/3/2018 Fuli Zhang "Spectral Classification of High Dimensional Time Series" Statistics   Kung-Sik Chan  Sr. Quant Analyst for Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, OH.   
5/11/2018 Xiao Wang "On Pricing Barrier Options And Exotic Variations" Statistics with Emphasis on Actuarial Science Elias Shiu Synchrony Financial, Chicago, IL  
5/12/2017 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 Ant Financial Service Group, Hangzhou, China
12/16/2016 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.
8/5/2016 Harsimran Somal "Heterogeneous Computing for the Bayesian HNICAR Model with Incomplete Data" Statistics Kate Cowles Private Consultation Private Consultation
8/5/2016 Ziqian Zhou  "Statistical Inference of Distributed Delay Differential Equations" Statistics Kung-Sik Chan Senior Biostatistician Gilead, San Francisco Bay Area Senior Biostatistician Gilead, San Francisco Bay Area
5/13/2016 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
5/15/2015 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
12/19/2014 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
8/8/2014 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
8/2/2013 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
8/2/2013 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
5/17/2013 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
5/17/2013 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
7/27/2012 Jinzheng Li   "Statistical detection with weak signals via regularization" Statistics Kung-Sik Chan    
5/11/2012 Xiongwen Tang "Two-level lognormal frailty model and competing risks model with missing cause of failure"  Statistics Mike Jones    
5/11/2012 Jae Youn Ahn “Non-parametric inference of risk measures” Statistics N.D. Shyamalkumar    
7/29/2011 Kun Chen "Regularized multivariate stochastic regression" Statistics Kung-Sik Chan    
7/29/2011 Jin (Gordon) Liu "Penalized methods in genome-wide association studies" Statistics Jian Huang    
7/29/2011 Yunlong Xie "Likelihood-based inference for antedependence (markov) models for categorical longitudinal data" Statistics Dale Zimmerman    
12/16/2011 Fei Su "Statistical analysis of nonlinear diffusion processes" Statistics Kung-Sik Chan, Elias Shiu    
12/17/2010 Tianyang Zhang "Partly parametic generalized additive model" Statistics Kung-Sik Chan    
12/18/2009 Dong Liang "Issues in Bayesian Gaussian Markov Random Field Models With Application to Inter-sensor Calibration" Statistics Kate Cowles