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Ph.D. Awardees and Advisors


  • Weiwei Li, “Data Science Methods with Applications to Genetic Sequencing.”
    • Advisor: Jan Hannig
    • Placement: Facebook


  • Lu Wang, “Stochastic Models for Service and Taxi Systems.”
    • Advisor: Vidyadhar Kulkarni
    • Placement: Wells Fargo
  • Liuqing Yang, “Statistical Methods for Deconvolution in Cancer Genomics.”
    • Advisor: J.S. Marron
    • Placement: Abbvie
  • Yang Yu, “Analyzing Sampling in Stochastic Optimization: Importance Sampling and Statistical Inference.”
    • Advisor: Amarjit Budhiraja and Shu Lu
    • Placement: Google
  • Haipeng Gao, “Bayesian Inference for Stochastic Cusp Catastrophe Model.”
    • Advisor: Chuanshu Ji
    • Placement: Paypal


  • Wanyi Chen, “A Data-Driven Approach for Operational Improvement in Emergency Departments.”
    • Advisors: Nilay Argon and Serhan Ziya
    • Placement: Post-doc, Harvard Medical School
  • Yufeng Liu, “Advanced Statistical Learning Techniques for High-Dimensional Imaging Data.”
    • Advisors: Yufeng Liu and Hongtu Zhu
    • Placement: Uber


  • Yunxiao Liu, “Essays in High-Frequency Financial Econometrics.”
    • Advisor: Chuanshu Ji and George Tauchen (Duke University)
    • Placement: Uber Technologies
  • Siyun Yu, “Optimal Resource Utilization in Service Systems.”
    • Advisor: Vidyadhar Kulkarni
    • Placement: Cox Automotive


  • Gen Li, “Integrated Analysis of Multiple Data Sets with Biomedical Applications.”
    • Advisors:  Andrew Nobel and Haipeng Shen
    • Placement:  Columbia University


  • Han Ye, “Data-driven workforce management in call centers.”
    • Advisor:  Haipeng Shen
    • Placement: University of Illinios at Urbana-Champaign