Associate Research Scientist in Public Health (Biostatistics)
I am a biostatistics junior faculty member in department of Biostatistics, Yale University School of Public Health and Yale University School of Medicine. I received my Ph.D. in Statistics from the Ohio State University in 2008 and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Beijing University of Technology in 2003. My research efforts have been in Statistics theory and applications in Biomedical Research and Bioinformatics. My methodological research experiences lie in fields of modeling time-to-event data for personalized cancer therapy, frequentist and Bayesian hybrid inference, and the design and analysis of computer experiments. I have worked on multiple grant funded projects in Moffitt Cancer Center (2008-2012) and in Yale University (since December, 2012). Besides my collaborative work on clinical trials, pathology, health outcome research, epidemiology, biomarker identification, and comparative effectiveness research, I have also been increasingly involved in genome studies such as next generation sequencing and SNP analysis, as well as statistical inferences based on U.S. national registration data from 1) Medicare, 2) Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program (SEER), and 3) United Network for Organ Sharing(UNOS). I am a member of the American Statistical Association and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.
- Collaboration with Chinese Academy of Sciences
China(2012 - 2015)
Collaboration with Dr. Qizhai Li (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China): we worked together on statistical methodological research in genetic epidemiology studies, clinical trials, nano-medicine and nano-biology, and nonparametric inference.
- Computer navigation-assisted surgery for primary malignant bone tumors
Beijing, China(2012 - 2015)
Collaboration with Dr. Weifeng Liu (Beijing Ji Shui Tan Hospital, Peking University, Beijing, China): Primary malignant bone tumors of the pelvis require aggressive surgical management. Computer navigation-assisted surgical technique has allowed surgeons to improve both planning and execution of pelvic and sacral surgery technically. Another collaboration area is the early diagnosis and treatment for Malignancy in Giant Cell Tumor (MGCT).
- Research collaboration on complex systems
Beijing, China(2011 - 2015)
Collaboration with Dr. Xi Zhang (Peking University, Beijing, China): The collaboration is primarily on the problem of exacting useful information from the data-rich environments in complex systems. Recent effort has focused on in-situ process monitoring and diagnosis for complex systems like automatic detection of cardiovascular diseases based on multiple physiological signals. We have also dipped our toes into some new research pools such as evolutionary dynamics and complex networks.
Education & Training
- Beijing University of Technology (2003)
- Ohio State University (2005)
- Ohio State University (2008)