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Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

& Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

University of California at Berkeley


Berkeley Way West, Room 5330
2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720-7360
Phone: 510-664-4584


  • 2003. Ph.D. in Statistics, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities

  • 2002. M.S. in Statistics, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities

  • 1998. B.E. in Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University, China

Research Interests

  • Neuroimaging data analysis: brain connectivity and network analysis, imaging causal inference, imaging genetics, longitudinal imaging analysis, multimodal analysis, tensor analysis

  • Deep brain stimulation, brain-computer-interface

  • Statistical machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning

  • Ordinary differential equations, point process, functional data analysis

  • Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson disease, diabetes, kidney exchange

  • Dimension reduction, variable selection, high dimensional inference


  • Fellow, American Statistical Association (ASA)

  • Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS)

  • Elected Member, International Statistical Institute (ISI)


  • Program Chair, SLDS 2020

  • IMS Program Chair, WNAR, 2020

  • Program Chair, American Statistical Association, Section on Statistics in Imaging, 2017

  • Associate Editor, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 2014-

  • Associate Editor, Annals of Applied Statistics, 2022-

  • Associate Editor, Statistics in Biosciences, 2021-

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, 2019-

  • Associate Editor, Technometrics, 2013-2018

Past Positions

  • 2014-2018. Associate Professor, Division of Biostatistics, University of California, Berkeley

  • 2011-2014. Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University

  • 2012-2013. Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, Stanford University

  • 2011-2012. Visiting Associate Professor, Yahoo! Research Labs

  • 2005-2011. Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University

  • 2003-2005. Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Medicine, University of California at Davis