Recent PhD Graduates

Date Name Thesis  PhD Focus Area Thesis Advisor Initial Position Current Position
12/15/18 Yingying Liu Bayesian Hierarchical Normal Intrinsic Conditional Autoregressive Model for Stream Networks" Statistics  Dr. Kate Cowles and Dr. Dale Zimmerman    
8/18/18 Riad Jarjour "Clustering Financial Time Series for Volatility Modeling" Statistics  Dr. Kung-Sik Chan    
8/18/18 Bo Wang "Structural Change Detection Via Penalized Regression" Statistics  Dr. Kung-Sik Chan    
8/18/18 Juan Cervantes "Tempering Spatial Autocorrelation in the Residuals of Linear and Generalized Models by Incorporating Selected Eigenvectors" Statistics  Dr. Kate Cowles    
8/18/18 Fuli Zhang "Spectral Classification of High Dimensional Time Series" Statistics   Dr. Kung-Sik Chan  Sr. Quant Analyst for Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, OH.   
5/18/18 Xiao Wang "On Pricing Barrier Options And Exotic Variations" Statistics with Emphasis on Actuarial Science Dr. Elias Shiu  Synchrony Financial, Chicago, IL  
4/20/17 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 Global Atlantic Financial Group, New York City, NY
11/27/16 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.
8/6/16 Harsimran Somal "Heterogeneous Computing for the Bayesian HNICAR Model with Incomplete Data" Statistics Dr. Kate Cowles Private Consultation Private Consultation
8/6/16 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
5/14/16 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
5/14/15 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
12/19/14 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
8/8/14 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
8/2/13 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
8/2/13 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
5/17/13 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
5/17/13 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
7/27/12 Jinzheng Li   "Statistical detection with weak signals via regularization" Statistics Dr. Kung-Sik Chan Statistician, Research, Boston, MA Statistician, Research, Boston, MA
5/11/12 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
5/11/12 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
7/29/11 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
7/29/11 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
7/29/11 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.
12/16/11 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
12/17/10 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