- Ph.D. in Mathematics, Cornell University, 1996.

**Academic Appointments:**

- Dorothy Silberberg Professor of Statistics, The Wharton School.
- Professor, Applied Math. & Computational Science Graduate Group.
- Associate Scholar, Dept. of Biostatistics & Epidemiology, School of Medicine.

** Editorial Appointments:**

- Editor, The Annals of Statistics, 2010-2012
- Associate Editor, The Annals of Statistics, 2004-2009
- Associate Editor, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 2005-2010
- Associate Editor, Statistica Sinica, 2005-2011
- Associate Editor, Statistics Surveys, 2006-2009
- Editorial Board,
*Frontiers of Statistics*book series, 2009-present - Guest Editor, Statistica Sinica Special Issue on Multiscale Methods
- Guest Editor, J. Nonparametric Statistics Special Issue for the Inaugural IMS-China International Conference

**Honors & Awards:**

- Medallion Lecturer, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 2009
- The 2008 COPSS Presidents' Award, Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies, for outstanding contributions to statistics.
- Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 2006

**Research Grants:**

- NSF grant DMS-1403708, 2014-2017.

Theory and methods for estimation of nonsmooth functionals and detection of simultaneous signals - NIH grant R01-CA127334, 2012-2017.

Methods for genomic data with graphical structures - NSF grant DMS-1208982, 2012-2015.

Random matrix theory and high dimensional statistics - NSF Focused Research Group Grant DMS-0854973, 2009-2013.

Statistical inference for high-dimensional data: Theory, methodology and applications - NSF grant DMS-0604954, 2006-2009.

Theory and methodology for sparse inference -
NSF grant DMS-0306576, 2003-2006.

An adaptation theory for nonparametric function estimation. - NSF grant DMS-0072578, 2000-2003.

Block thresholding methods for adaptive wavelet function estimation: Theory and applications.

** Professional Society Membership:**

- Institute of Mathematical Statistics
- American Statistical Association
- International Chinese Statistical Association

**Research Interests: **
High dimensional statistics, large-scale multiple testing, nonparametric function estimation, functional data analysis, inference for discrete distributions, statistical decision theory, and applications to compressed sensing, chemical identification, medical imaging and genomics.

**Publications: ** Papers can be downloaded here.