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PhD Alumni 2000-2009

2009 PhD Alumni

Bibhas Chakraborty
Advisor:
 Susan Murphy
Dissertation: A Study of Non-regularity in Dynamic Treatment Regimes and Some Design Considerations for Multicomponent Interventions
Last Known Position: Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

Nam Hee Choi
Advisor
: Kerby Shedden and Ji Zhu
Dissertation: Investigation of Smooth and Non-smooth Penalties for Regularized Model Selection in Regression
Last Known Position: Mathematical Statistician, US Food and Drug Administration

 

Lacey Gunter
Advisor:
 Susan Murphy and Ji Zhu
Dissertation: Variable Selection for Decision Making
Last Known Position: Owner/Consultant, Gunter Statistical Consulting, Provo, UT

 

Natallia V. Katenka
Advisor
: Liza Levina and George Michailidis
Dissertation: Statistical Problems in Wireless Sensor Networks
Last Known Position:
 Associate Professor, Director of Statistics Undergraduate Studies, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

 

Yevgeniya (Jane) Pinelis 
Advisor:
 Ben Hansen
Dissertation: Testing for Covariate Balance in Comparative Studies
Last Known Position: Chief, Test and Evaluation of AI/ML, DoD Joint Artificial Intelligest Center

 

Matthew Linn
Advisor:
 Anna Amirdjanova
Dissertation: Nonlinear Filtering of Random Fields in the Presence of Long-Memory Noise and Related Problems in Stochastic Analysis
Last Known Position: Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

 

Herle McGowan
Advisor:
 Vijay Nair and Brenda Gunderson
Dissertation: Experimentation Methodologies for Educational Research with an Emphasis on the Teaching of Statistics
Last Known Position: Teaching Associate Professor, NC State University, Raleigh, NC

 

Harsh Singhal
Advisor:
 George Michailidis
Dissertation: Statistical Inverse Problems on Graphs with Application to Flow Volume Estimation in Computer Networks
Last Known Position: Quantitative Analytics Manager, Wells Fargo, Charlotte, NC

 

Lili Yang
Advisor:
 George Michailidis
Dissertation: Sample Based Estimation of Network Traffic Flow Characteristics
Last Known Position: Head of Risk for International E-Commerce Finance, Alibaba Group

 

Aijun Zhang
Advisor
: Vijay Nair and Agus Sudjianto
Dissertation: Statistical Methods in Credit Risk Modeling
Last Known Position: Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 

Nengfeng Zhou
Advisor
: Ji Zhu
Dissertation: Sparse Model Identification for High Dimensional Data
Last Known Position: Quantitiative Analytics Consultant, Wells Fargo

2008 PhD Alumni

Stacey Culp
Advisor: 
Robert Keener and Julian Faraway
Dissertation: 
Warping Methods for Means and Variances in Functional Data
Last Known Position: 
Assistant Professor, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

 

Kam Hamidieh
Advisor
: George Michailidis and Stilian Stoev
Dissertation: Topics in Statistical Modeling and Estimation of Extremes and Their Dependence
Last Known Position: Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 

Bodhisattva Sen
Advisor:
 Michael Woodroofe and Moulinath Banerjee
Dissertation: A Study of Bootstrap and Likelihood Based Methods in Non-Standard Problems
Last Known Position: Professor, Columbia University, New York, NY

 

Ho Keun Sun
Advisor
: Robert Keener
Dissertation: Hybrid Bootstrap for Mapping Quantitative Trait Loci and Change Point Problems
Last Known Position: Associate Professor, Pusan National University

 

Amy Shepherd Wagaman
Advisor:
 Liza Levina
Dissertation: Topics in High-Dimensional Inference with Applications to Raman Spectroscopy
Last Known Position: Associate Professor, Amherst College, Amherst MA

 

Ou Zhao
Advisor: 
Michael Woodroofe
Dissertation: 
Stationary Random Walks and Isotonic Regression
Last Known Position: 
Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

2007 PhD Alumni

Daniel Almirall
Advisor: 
Susan Murphy
Dissertation:
 Towards Assessing Time-Varying Causal Effect Moderation in Experimental and Observational Studies
Last Known Position: 
Research Associate Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 

 

Carles Breto
Advisor:
 Edward Ionides
Dissertation: Statistical Inference for Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
Last Known Position: Teaching and Research Staff, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

 

Mark Culp
Advisor:
 George Michailidis
Dissertation: Multi-view Learning with Additive Models on Graphs
Last Known Position: Professor, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

 

Yan Lan
Advisor:
 George Michailidis and Moulinath Banerjee
Dissertation: Topics on Change-Point Estimation Under Adaptive Sampling Procedures
Last Known Position: VP, Sr Quantitative Finance Analyst, Bank of America, Charlotte, NC

 

Joon Sang Lee
Advisor:
 Michael Woodroofe
Dissertation: Two Stage Sequential Estimation Procedures and A Convex Optimization Problem
Last Known Position: Senior Principal Scientist, Sanofi, Boston, MA

 

Youjuan (Jane) Li
Advisor:
 Ji Zhu
Dissertation: Efficient Computation and Model Selection for Regularized Quantile Regression
Last Known Position: Head of Siri Search Analytics, Apple

 

Anupap Por Paul Somboonsavatdee
Advisor: 
Vijay Nair and Ananda Sen
Dissertation: 
Contributions to Reliability and Lifetime Data Analysis
Last Known Position: 
Assistant Professor, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Natalya Verbitsky
Advisor: 
Stephen Raudenbush
Dissertation: Associational and Causal Inference in Spatial Hierarchical Settings: Theory and Applications
Last Known Position: Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research, Washington D.C.

 

Chuang Zheng
Advisor: 
Kerby Shedden
Dissertation: Uniform Simulation of Symmetric Positive Definite Matrices, withApplications to Evaluating Classifiers
Last Known Position: Unknown

2006 PhD Alumni

Su Bang Choe
Advisor: 
Julian Faraway
Dissertation: 
Statistical Analysis of Orientation Trajectories via Quaternions with Applications to Human Motion
Last Known Position: 
Manager, Ford Motor Credit Company, Dearborn, MI

 

Joel Dood
Advisor
: Edward Rothman
Dissertation: On The Analysis and Design of Computer Experiments
Last Known Position: Statistician, SAS, Raleigh-Durham, NC

 

Shiang-Tung Jung
Advisor: 
Richard Gonzalez
Dissertation: A Random Effects Approach to Unfolding Models
Last Known Position: Director, Ionis Pharmaceiticals

 

Rohit Kulkarni
Advisor: 
Kerby Shedden
Dissertation: 
Discovering Meaningful Associations in Biological Networks via Low-order Correlation Coefficients
Last Known Position: 
Algorithms Scientist, Guardian Analytics, Mountain View, CA

 

Jayanta Kumar Pal
Advisor: 
Michael Woodroofe and Moulinath Banerjee
Dissertation: Statistical Analysis and Inference in Shape Restricted Problems with Applications to Astronomy
Last Known Position: Principle Data Scientist, Zendrive, Bengaluru, India

 

Akarin Phaibulpanich
Advisor:
 Kerby Shedden
Dissertation: Contributions to Metric Learning for Nearest Neighbor Classification
Last Known Position: 
Teacher, Chulalongkorn Business School, Bangkok,Thailand

 

Jing Wang
Advisor: 
Julian Faraway
Dissertation: Statistical Modeling for 3-D Trajectories
Last Known Position: 
Bank of America, Atlanta, GA

2005 PhD Alumni

Jennifer Shueh-Inn Hu
Advisor:
 Julian Faraway
Dissertation: 
Modeling Variation in Functional Responses with Applications in Human Motion Analysis
Last Known Position: 
Assistant Professor, Applied Computing International College

 

Earl Lawrence 
Advisor: 
Vijay Nair and George Michailidis
Dissertation: Flexicast Network Delay Tomography
Last Known Position: 
Scientist,  Los Alamos National Laboratory, Santa Fe, NM

 

Xiao Wang
Advisor: 
Michael Woodroofe and Vijay Nair
Dissertation: Nonparametric Inference with Applications to Dark Matter Estimation in Astronomy and Degradation Modeling in Reliability
Last Known Position: Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

 

2004 PhD Alumni

Gregory Dyson
Advisor: 
Chien-Fu Jeff Wu
Dissertation: New Techniques in Clustering and Microarray Data Analysis
Last Known Position: Associate Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

 

Ajita Vijayan Gopikrishnan
Advisor: 
Vijay Nair
Dissertation: 
Reliability Inference Based on Degradation and Time To Failure Data: Some Models, Methods and Efficiency Comparisons
Last Known Position: 
Unknown

 

Sonya Lisa Vartivarian
Advisor: 
Roderick Little
Dissertation: On the Formation of Weighting Class Adjustments for Unit Nonresponse in Sample Surveys
Last Known Position: 
Senior Statistician, Mathematica, Takoma Park, MD

 

Bowei Xi 
Advisor: 
Vijay Nair and George Michailidis
Dissertation: Estimating Internal Link Loss Rates Using Active Network Tomography
Last Known Position: Associate Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

2003 PhD Alumni

Enrique E. Alvarez 
Advisor: 
Robert Keener
Dissertation: Likelihood Based Estimation of Stationary Semi-Markov Processes Under Window Censoring
Last Known Position: Researcher, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Argentina

 

Jee-Weon Choe 
Advisor: 
Robert Keener
Dissertation:Bayesian Optimality Criteria for Supersaturated Designs
Last Known Position: Supervisor of Origination Analytics, Ford Motor Company

 

Dong-Yun Kim  
Advisor: 
Michael Woodroofe 
Dissertation: Sequential Test and Change Point Problems with Staggered Entry
Last Known Position: Adjunct Associate Professor, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

 

David Mease  
Advisor: 
Vijay Nair 
Dissertation: Contributions to Engineering Statistics: X-Testing for Reliability and Optimal Partitioning Strategies
Last Known Position: Associate Professor, San Jose State University; Mountain View, CA

 

Graciela Beatriz Mentz
Advisor: 
Anant Kshirsagar
Dissertation: Longitudinal Data Analysis Using Growth Curve Models
Last Known Position: Senior Analyst and Programmer, University of Michigan - Pediactric Surgers Section, Ann Arbor, MI

 

Yongyun Shin
Advisor: 
Stephen Raudenbush 
Dissertation: 
Inference and Applications in Hierarchical Linear Models with Missing Data
Last Known Position: 
Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2002 PhD Alumni

Ying-Chao Hung
Advisor: 
George Michailidis and Derek Bingham  
Dissertation: 
Modeling and Analysis of Stochastic Networks with Shared Resources
Last Known Position: Assistant Professor, National Central University, Taoyuan City, Taiwan

 

Xianggui Qu
Advisor: 
Chien-Fu Jeff Wu  
Dissertation: 
Some Problems in the Theory and Construction of Factorial Designs
Last Known Position: Professor, Oakland University, Rochester, MI

 

Bruno Sousa 
Advisor: 
George Michailidis and Bruce Hill  
Dissertation: 
A Contribution to the Estimation of the Tail Index of Heavy-Tailed Distributions
Last Known Position: Research Fellow, Centre for Malaria & Tropical Diseases, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.

 

Mark Stuff 
Advisor: 
Michael Woodroofe and Robert Keener  
Dissertation: 
Derivation and Estimation of Euclidean Invariants of Far Field Range Data
Last Known Position: Senior Research Scientist, Michigan Technological University

 

Roshan Vengazhiyil 
Advisor: 
Chien-Fu Jeff Wu  
Dissertation: 
Modeling and Optimization for Robust Parameter Design
Last Known Position: Professor, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

 

Tonglin Zhang 
Advisor: 
Michael Woodroofe  
Dissertation: 
Problems in Restricted Parameter Spaces
Last Known Position: Associate Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

2001 PhD Alumni

Jayanti Gupta 
Advisor: 
Paul Damien  
Dissertation: 
Bayesian Inference on Symmetric Groups
Last Known Position: Founder at Parinita Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Apparel & Fashion

 

Vadim Kutsyy 
Advisor: 
Vijay Nair  
Dissertation: 
Modeling and Inference for Spatial Processes with Ordinal Data
Last Known Position: Distinguished Architect, Data Science; PayPal, Inc., San Francisco, CA

 

Wei Biao Wu  
Advisor: 
Michael Woodroofe   
Dissertation: 
Studies in Time Series and Random Dynamics
Last Known Position: Professor, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

Hongquan Xu  
Advisor: 
Chien-Fu Jeff Wu  
Dissertation: 
Optimal Factor Assignment for Asymmetrical Fractional Factorial Designs:  Theory and Applications
Last Known Position: Professor, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

 

Donglin Zeng 
Advisor: 
Susan Murphy  
Dissertation: 
Adjusting for Dependent Censoring Using High-Dimensional Auxiliary Information
Last Known Position: Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

2000 PhD Alumni

William Brenneman
Advisor: 
Vijay Nair  
Dissertation:
 Inference for Location and Dispersion Effects in Unreplicated Factorial Experiments
Last Known Position: 
Statistics and Data Science Research Fellow, Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH

 

Xiaoli Shirley Hou  
Advisor: 
Chien-Fu Jeff Wu  
Dissertation: 
Modeling, Analysis and Optimization in Parameter Design
Last Known Position: Scientist, Merck, 

 

Kirsten Namesnik  
Advisor: 
Julian Faraway  
Dissertation: 
Statistical Shape Analysis of Facial Motions
Last Known Position: Docent, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

 

Zhaohui Qin 
Advisor: 
Paul Damien  
Dissertation: 
Uniform Scale Mixture Models with Applications to Bayesian Inference
Last Known Position: Associate Professor, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

 

Yao Wang 
Advisor: 
Julian Faraway  
Dissertation: 
Simultaneous Inference, Roughness Considerations and Functional Prediction Models for Functional Response Data
Last Known Position: Group Manager, Mercury Insurance, Orange County, CA

 

Li-An Xu  
Advisor: 
Vijay Nair  
Dissertation: 
Contributions to Some Statistical Problems in Advanced Manufacturing
Last Known Position: Director of Global Biometric Sciences, Immuno-Oncolog, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ

 

Rong Zhang 
Advisor: 
Michael Woodroofe  
Dissertation: 
Isotonic Density Estimation with Smoothing
Last Known Position: Actuarial Manager, Aetna, Ann Arbor, MI

 

Yu Zhu  
Advisor: 
Chien-Fu Jeff Wu  
Dissertation: 
A Theory of Experimental Design for Multiple Groups of Factors
Last Known Position: Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN