I received a B.S. degree in Statistics from the University of Science and Technology of China (2009), an M.S. in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University (2012), and a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of South Carolina (2015). I am currently an assistant professor at Northern Illinois University Division of Statistics.


My eclectic research interests include survival analysis, Bayesian nonparametrics, measurement error models, frequentist nonparametric methods, semiparametric regression, spatial analysis, copulas, statistical computing for large datasets, group testing data analysis, causal mediation analysis, and applications in epidemiology/public health.

My recent projects involve spatial copulas, spatially smoothed Polya trees, survival model selection, nonparametric density/modal regression with measurement error, and R package development. The softwares page includes R packages for implementing my proposed methods.

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Courses taught include Elementary Statistics, Introduction to Probability Theory, Survival Analysis, Linear Models and Introduction to Statistical Learning. The teaching page has my most recent courses at NIU.