Fan Yang
I am currently a doctoral candidate in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science at the University of Pennsylvania. I am working in the Department of Statistics, Wharton School under the supervision of Professors Dylan Small and Edward George. I expect to complete my PhD degree by May 2014. Before this, I received a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at Zhejiang University in China.
Contact
Office: 433 Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Email: yangfan at wharton dot
upenn dot edu
Phone: (267) 2401399
Research Interests
 Causal Inference
 Analysis of Observational Studies
 Missing Data
 Bayesian Methodology
Papers and Manuscripts
 Yang, F., Lorch, S. A. and Small, D. S. (2014). Estimation of causal effects using instrumental variables with nonignorable missing covariates: application to effect of type of delivery hospital on premature infants. The Annals of Applied Statistics, 8, no. 1, 4873. [pdf]
 Yang, F., Zubizarreta, J., Small, D. S., Lorch, S. A., and Rosenbaum, P. (2014). Aporetic conclusions when testing the validity of an instrumental variable. Submitted. [pdf]
 Yang, F., and Small, D. S. (2014). Using postquality of life measurement information in censoring by death problems. Under revision. [pdf]
 George, E. I. and Yang, F. (2014). Compound decision rules for nonexchangeable setups. Working paper.
Teaching
 Summer 2013: Lecturer of Introductory Statistics (Stat 111)
 Fall 2012: Recitation Lecturer of Introductory Statistics (Stat 111)
 Fall 2011: Recitation Lecturer of Introductory Statistics (Stat 111)
 Spring 2011: Recitation Lecturer of Calculus I (Math 104)
 Fall 2010: Recitation Lecturer of Introduction to Calculus (Math 103)
Awards
 Health Policy Statistics Section (HPSS) Student Paper Competition Award, 2014
 ASA Section on Statistics in Epidemiology Young Investigators award, 2013
