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Recent Ph.D. Graduates

Year Name Thesis Title Thesis Advisor(s) Position within 6 months of degree (TT = tenure track)
2019 Taeho Kim Investigations on multiple interval estimators Edsel Peña Post Doc, University of Haifa, Israel
2019
Xichen Mou
Estimation problems for pooled data
Joshua Tebbs and Dewei Wang
TT Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Environmental Health, University of Memphis, TN
2019
Juexin Lin
Regression for pooled testing data with biomedical applications
Dewei Wang
Senior Data Scientist, Walmart Labs, CA
2019
Yawei Liang
Cluster analysis of mixed-mode data
David Hitchcock
Quantitative Associate, Wells Fargo, CA
2019
Haigang Liu
Spatio-temporal analysis of precipitation and flood data from South Carolina
David Hitchcock
Data Scientist, Wayfair, MA
2019
Yifan Zhang
Multivariate probit models for interval-censored failure time data
Lianming Wang
Principal Biostatistician, Novartis Pharmaceutical, NJ
2019
Qiang Zheng
Statistical analysis of interval-censored data subject to additional complications
Lianming Wang
Data Scientist, Microsoft, WA
2018
Seung Chul Baek
Dimension reduction for classification with many covariates and pathway activity level estimation
Yanyuan Ma
TT Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maryland Baltimore County, MD
2018
Chong Ma
Classification of high-dimensional data based on multiple testing methods
David Hitchcock, Yen-Yi Ho, and Paramita Chakraborty
Post Doc, Yale University, CT
2018
Jianhong Wang
Bayesian semiparametric methods for analyzing panel count data
Xiaoyan Lin
Statistical Programming Analyst, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, SC
2018
Qianqian Wang
Transformation model with mixed populations and single index model with measurement error
Yanyuan Ma
Research Scientist, Eli Lilly, IN
2018
Shiwen Shen
Discovery of community structures in static and dynamic networks
Edsel Peña
Data Scientist, New York Life, NY
2018 Xiang Li   Semiparametric regression in the presence of measurement error Xianzheng Huang Quantitative Associate, JP Morgan Chase & CO, NY
2018 Xinchu Zhao A rotatable asymmetric variable compensation MIRT model Brian Habing Statistical Modeller, Imbellus, CA
2017 Chuan-Fa Tang Nonparametric inference for orderings and associations between two random variables Joshua Tebbs and Dewei Wang Post Doc, University of Washington, WA
2017 Sheng-Yang Wang Bayesian flexible modeling of interval-censored failure time data Lianming Wang Senior Quantitative Analyst, Fifth Third Bancorp, NC
2017 Peijie Hou Topics in group testing with multiple infections  Joshua Tebbs and Dewei Wang Statistician, Takeda, MA
2017 Songqiao Huang Sparse and regular functional data smoothing and its applications David Hitchcock Sr. Biostatistician, Boehringer Ingelheim, NY
2017 Jianxuan Liu Semiparametric estimation and inference in causal inference and measurement error models Yanyuan Ma TT Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bowling Green University, OH
2017 Beidi Qiang Improved simultaneous estimation of location and system reliability via shrinkage ideas Edsel Peña TT Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, IL
2016 Bereket Kindo Bayesian ensemble of regression trees for multinomial probit and quantile regression Edsel Peña Lead Data Scientist, Humana, KY
2016 Junshu Bao Development and application of Bayesian semiparametric models for dependent data Timothy Hanson TT Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Duquesne University, PA
2016 William Cipolli Bayesian nonparametric approaches to multiple testing, density estimation, and supervised learning Timothy Hanson TT Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Colgate University, NY
2016 Shamim Sarker Modern estimation problems in group testing Joshua Tebbs TT Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Radford University, VA
2016 Han Lee Some issues in Markov chain Monte Carlo estimation for item response theory Brian Habing Predictive Modeler, State Auto Insurance, OH
2016 Piaomu Liu Semiparametric joint dynamic modeling of a longitudinal marker, recurrent competing risks, and a terminal event Edsel Peña TT Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Bentley University, MA
2016 Haifeng Wu Regression analysis of clustered interval-censored failure time data Lianming Wang Data Scientist, Central Pacific Bank, HI
2016 Bin Yao Semiparametric regression analysis of panel count data and interval-censored failure time data Lianming Wang Post Doc, Vaccine and Infectious Disease, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, WA
2016 Zizhen Wu Registration and clustering of functional observations David Hitchcock Senior Quantitative Risk Analyst, Santander Bank, MA
2015 Haiming Zhou Bayesian semi- and non-parametric analysis for spatially correlated survival data Timothy Hanson TT Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Northern Illinois University, IL
2015 Naichen Wang Regression analysis of bivariate interval-censored data Lianming Wang Senior Quantitative Analyst, Santander Bank, MA
2015 Yin Fu Dimensionality assessment and estimation for the variable compensation model Brian Habing Quantitative Associate, Wells Fargo, NC
2015 Shun Yu Model diagnostics for generalized linear mixed models for binary responses Xianzheng Huang Quantitative Associate, Wells Fargo, NC
2014 Wen Cheng Bayesian analysis of continuous curve functions Ian Dryden and Xianzheng Huang Quantitative Associate, Wells Fargo, NC
2014 JeanMarie Hendrickson Methods for clustering mixed data David Hitchcock Teaching Assistant Professor, West Virginia University, WV
2014  Li Li Applications of Bayesian nonparametrics to reliability and survival data Timothy Hanson TT Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Mexico, NM
2014  A. K. M. Fazlur Rahman Non- and semi-parametric Bayesian inference with recurrent events and coherent systems data Edsel Peña Post Doc, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Emory University, GA

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