I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics at the Colorado State Unversity and the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics at the Colorado School of Public Health. I am also an Affiliate Faculty Member in the Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences (MCIN) Program and the Data Science Research Institute (DSRI) at the Colorado State Unversity. Before joining CSU, I received my Ph.D. in Statistics at Iowa State University in May 2014 under Professor Stephen Vardeman and Professor Huaiqing Wu's advisorships. I also received my Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at ISU in Aug 2010. Here is my mathematics genealogy.


My research is focused on developing theory and methods for high dimensional and multiple testing problems, machine learning, graphical and network modeling, robust statistics and algorithms, and time series. I am interested in applications to genomics and general omics studies, bioinformatics, social science, casual relationship in large observational studies, and econometrics.


As the PI, my research and work are generously suppported by NIH R01GM144961 , NSF-IIS 1545994 , and NSF-DMS 1730090 ; also, I am supported by, as the Co-PI, DOE DE-SC0018344 and NSF-IOS 1922701 .


I am currently an associate editor for Biometrics and Journal of Multivariate Analysis , and a member of the editorial advisor board for New Phytologist .