• 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.


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