Ph.D. students and their research under Lijian Yang’s supervision

Lan Xue (Ph.D. 2005, Michigan State University), Full/Associate/Assistant Professor (2018-/2011-18/2005-11), Department of Statistics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-4606; Elected Member (2007), International Statistical Institute

(Research supported in part by NSF awards DMS 0405330 and BCS 0308420)

Yang, L., Park, B. U., Xue, L. and Härdle, W. (2006) Estimation and testing for varying coefficients in additive models with marginal integration. Journal of the American Statistical Association 101 (475), 1212-1227 or (pdf-file).

Xue, L. and Yang, L. (2006) Additive coefficient modeling via polynomial spline. Statistica Sinica 16 (4), 1423-1446 or (pdf-file). Laha Award at JSM 2005.

Xue, L. and Yang, L. (2006) Estimation of semiparametric additive coefficient model. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 136 (8), 2506-2534 or (pdf-file). ICSA Student Travel Award, ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium 2004.

 

Jing Wang (Ph.D. 2006, Michigan State University), Associate/Assistant Professor (2012-/2006-12), Department of Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science (M/C 249),    University of Illinois at Chicago, 851 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607-7045; Elected Member (2010), International Statistical Institute

(Research supported in part by NSF awards DMS 0405330 and BCS 0308420)

Wang, J. and Yang, L. (2009) Polynomial spline confidence bands for regression curves. Statistica Sinica 19 (1), 325-342 or (pdf-file) + 11 pages of supplement.  Laha Award at JSM 2005.

Wang, J. and Yang, L. (2009) Efficient and fast spline-backfitted kernel smoothing of additive regression model. Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, 61 (3), 663-690 or (pdf file).

Olson, J. M., et al. (2008) Integrating diverse methods to understand climate–land interactions in East Africa. Geoforum 39 (2), 898-911, or (pdf-file).

 

Li Wang (Ph.D. 2007, Michigan State University), Full Professor (2021-), Department of Statistics, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia 22030; Full/Associate Professor (2020-21/2014-20), Department of Statistics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011-1210; Associate/Assistant Professor (2013-14/2007-13), Department of Statistics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-1952; Elected Member (2008), International Statistical Institute; Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad (2006); Elected Fellow (2020), Institute of Mathematical Statistics; Elected Fellow (2021), American Statistical Association

(Research supported in part by NSF award DMS 0405330 and an MSU Dissertation Completion Fellowship)

Wang, L. and Yang, L. (2007) Spline-backfitted kernel smoothing of nonlinear additive autoregression model. Annals of Statistics 35 (6), 2474-2503 or (pdf-file).

Huang, X., Wang, L., Yang, L. and Kravchenko, A. N. (2008) Management practice effects on relationships of grain yields with topography and precipitation. Agronomy Journal 100 (5), 1463-1471 or (pdf file).

Wang, L. and Yang, L. (2009) Spline estimation of single index model. Statistica Sinica 19 (2), 765-783 or (pdf file) + 15 pages of supplement. Laha Award at IMS Annual Meeting 2006.

Wang, L. and Yang, L. (2010) Simultaneous confidence bands for time series prediction function. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics 22 (8), 999-1018 or (pdf file).

 

Rong Liu, (Ph.D. 2009, Michigan State University), Full/Associate/Assistant Professor (2023-/2016-23/2009-16), Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43601; Elected Member (2013), International Statistical Institute

(Research supported in part by NSF awards DMS 0405330, DMS 0706518, an MSU Summer Support Fellowship and an MSU Dissertation Completion Fellowship)

Liu, R. and Yang, L. (2008) Kernel estimation of multivariate cumulative distribution function. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics 20 (8), 661-677 or (pdf-file). Laha Award at JSM 2007.

Liu, R. and Yang, L. (2010) Spline-backfitted kernel smoothing of additive coefficient model. Econometric Theory 26 (1), 29-59 or (pdf file).

Liu, R., Yang, L. and Härdle, W. (2013) Oracally efficient two-step estimation of generalized additive model. Journal of the American Statistical Association 108 (502), 619-631 or (pdf file).

Liu, R. and Yang, L. (2016) Spline estimation of a semiparametric GARCH model. Econometric Theory 32 (4), 1023-1054 or (pdf file).

 

Qiongxia Song, (Ph.D. 2010, Michigan State University), Quantitative Financial Analyst, Bank of America, 2017- ; Assistant Professor (2010-17), Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 75080-3021; Elected Member (2011), International Statistical Institute

(Research supported in part by NSF award DMS 0706518, an MSU Summer Support Fellowship and an MSU Dissertation Completion Fellowship)

Song, Q. and Yang, L. (2009) Spline confidence bands for variance function. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics 21 (5), 589-609 or (pdf file).

Song, Q. and Yang, L. (2010) Oracally efficient spline smoothing of nonlinear additive autoregression model with simultaneous confidence band. Journal of Multivariate Analysis 101 (9), 2008-2025 or (pdf file), Laha Award at JSM 2009.

Wang, L., Feng, C., Song, Q. and Yang, L. (2012) Efficient semiparametric GARCH modelling of financial volatility. Statistica Sinica 22 (1), 249-270 or (pdf file).

Song, Q., Liu, R., Shao, Q., and Yang, L. (2014) A simultaneous confidence band for dense longitudinal regression. Communications in Statistics--Theory and Methods 43 (24), 5195-5210 or (pdf file).

 

Shujie Ma, (Ph.D. 2011, Michigan State University), Graduate Advisor (/2021-), Full/Associate/Assistant Professor (2021-/2017-21/2011-17),  Department of Statistics, University of California at Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521; Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad (2010); Elected Member (2012), International Statistical Institute; Elected Fellow (2022), Institute of Mathematical Statistics; Elected Fellow (2023), American Statistical Association

(Research supported in part by NSF award DMS 0706518, an MSU Summer Support Fellowship and an MSU Dissertation Completion Fellowship)

Ma, S. and Yang, L. (2011) Spline-backfitted kernel smoothing of partially linear additive model. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 141 (1), 204-219 or (pdf file), Laha Award at JSM 2009.

Ma, S. and Yang, L. (2011) A jump-detecting procedure based on spline estimation. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics 23 (1), 67-81 or (pdf file).

Ma, S., Yang, L., Romero, R. and Cui, Y. (2011) Varying coefficient model for gene-environment interaction: a non-linear look. Bioinformatics 27 (15), 2119-2126 or (pdf file).

Ma, S., Yang, L. and Carroll, R. (2012) A simultaneous confidence band for sparse longitudinal regression. Statistica Sinica 22 (1), 95-122 or (pdf file).

Ma, S., Racine, J. and Yang, L. (2015) Spline regression in the presence of categorical predictors. Journal of Applied Econometrics 30 (5) , 705-717 or (pdf file).

 

Guanqun Cao, (Ph.D. 2012, Michigan State University), (co-advisor, David Todem), 1855 Professor, Associate Professor (2023-), Department of Statistics and Probability and Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering, Michigan State University; Full/Associate/Assistant Professor (2023/2017-23/2012-17), Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 36849; Elected Member (2022), International Statistical Institute

(Research supported in part by NSF awards DMS 0706518, 1007594 , 0806176, an MSU Summer Support Fellowship, an MSU Dissertation Completion Fellowship and NCI/NIH K-award 1K01 CA13159)

Cao, G., Yang, L. and Todem, D. (2012) Simultaneous inference for the mean function based on dense functional data. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics 24 (2), 359-377 or (pdf file).

Cao, G., Wang, J., Wang. L. and Todem, D. (2012) Spline confidence bands for functional derivatives. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 142 (6), 1557-1570 or (pdf file).

Cao, G., Todem, D., Yang, L. and Fine, J. (2013) Evaluating statistical hypotheses for non-identifiable models using estimating functions. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics 40 (2), 256-273 or (pdf file).

Cao, G., Wang, L., Li, Y. and Yang, L. (2016) Oracle-efficient confidence envelopes for covariance functions in dense functional data. Statistica Sinica 26 (1), 359-383 or (pdf file) + 17 pages.of supplement, Laha Award at JSM 2011.

 

Shuzhuan Zheng, (Ph.D. incomplete, Michigan State University)

(Research supported in part by NSF awards DMS 0706518, 1007594, an MSU Summer Support Fellowship and a grant from the Risk Management Institute, National University of Singapore)

Zheng, S., Yang, L. and Härdle, W. (2014) A smooth simultaneous confidence corridor for the mean of sparse functional data. Journal of the American Statistical Association 109 (506), 661-673 or (pdf file) + 14 pages.of supplement.

Zheng, S., Liu, R., Yang, L. and Härdle, W. (2016) Statistical inference for generalized additive models: simultaneous confidence corridors and variable selection. TEST  25 (4), 607-626 or (pdf file) + 5 pages of supplement.

Zheng, S., Wang, L. and Yang, L. (2011) Simultaneous inference for dense functional data via local linear estimator.

 

Lijie Gu, (Ph.D. 2015, Soochow University, China), Associate Professor (2016-), School of Mathematical Sciences, Soochow University, Suzhou 215006, China

(Research supported in part by Jiangsu Specially-Appointed Professor Program SR10700111, Jiangsu Province Key-Discipline (Statistics) Program ZY107002, ZY107992, National Natural Science Foundation of China award NSFC 11371272, and Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China award 20133201110002)

Gu, L., Wang, L., Härdle, W. and Yang, L. (2014) A simultaneous confidence corridor for varying coefficient regression with sparse functional data. TEST 23 (4), 806-843 or (pdf file).

Gu, L. and Yang, L. (2015) Oracally efficient estimation for single-index link function with simultaneous confidence band. Electronic Journal of Statistics 9 (1), 1540-1561 or (pdf file), IMS Travel Award at JSM 2015.

 

Jiangyan Wang, (M.S., 2013, Ph.D. 2016, Soochow University, China), Associate Professor/Lecturer (2020-/2017-20), School of Statistics and Data Science, Nanjing Audit University, Nanjing 211815, China; Elected Member (2021), International Statistical Institute

(Research supported in part by Jiangsu Specially-Appointed Professor Program SR10700111, Jiangsu Province Key-Discipline (Statistics) Program ZY107002, ZY107992, National Natural Science Foundation of China award NSFC 11371272, and Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China award 20133201110002)

Wang, J., Cheng, F. and Yang, L. (2013) Smooth simultaneous confidence bands for cumulative distribution functions. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics25 (2), 395-407 or (pdf file).

Wang, J., Liu, R., Cheng, F. and Yang, L. (2014) Oracally efficient estimation of autoregressive error distribution with simultaneous confidence band. Annals of Statistics 42 (2), 654-668 or (pdf file) + 7 pages.of supplement.

Wang, J., Wang, S., and Yang, L. (2016) Simultaneous confidence bands for the distribution function of a finite population and its superpopulation. TEST 25 (4), 692-709 or (pdf file) + 9 pages of supplement.

Wang, J., Cao, G., Wang, L. and Yang, L.  (2020) Simultaneous confidence band for stationary covariance function of dense functional data. Journal of Multivariate Analysis 176, 104584 or (pdf file), the arXiv version (arXiv pdf file), 2020 IMS New Researcher Travel Award.

Wang, J., Gu, L. and Yang, L. (2022) Oracle-efficient estimation for functional data error distribution with simultaneous confidence band. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 167, 107363 or (pdf file).

 

Li Cai, (M.S. 2015, Ph.D. 2018, Soochow University, China),  Associate Professor/Lecturer (2022-/2019-22), School of Statistics and Mathematics, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou 310018, China

(Research supported in part by Jiangsu Specially-Appointed Professor Program SR10700111, Jiangsu Province Key-Discipline (Statistics) Program ZY107002, ZY107992, National Natural Science Foundation of China awards NSFC 11371272, 11771240, and Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China award 20133201110002)

Cai, L. and Yang, L. (2015) A smooth simultaneous confidence band for conditional variance function. TEST 24 (3), 632-655 or (pdf file).

Cai, L., Liu, R., Wang, S. and Yang, L. (2019) Simultaneous confidence bands for mean and variance functions based on deterministic design. Statistica Sinica 29 (1), 505-525 or (pdf file) + 21 pages of supplement.

Cai, L., Li, L., Huang, S., Ma, L. and Yang, L. (2020) Oracally efficient estimation for dense functional data with holiday effects. TEST 29 (1), 282-306 or (pdf file) + 7 pages of supplement.

 

Yuanyuan Zhang, (M.S., 2017, Soochow University, Ph.D. 2020, Tsinghua University, China), Lecturer (2021-), School of Mathematical Sciences, Soochow University, Suzhou 215006, China; Tsinghua University Department of Industrial Engineering Future Professor Project, 2018

(Research supported in part by Jiangsu Province Key-Discipline (Statistics) Program ZY107992, National Natural Science Foundation of China awards NSFC 11371272, 11771240, and Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China award 20133201110002)

Zhang, Y. and Yang, L. (2018) A smooth simultaneous confidence band for correlation curve. TEST 27 (2), 247-269  or (pdf file), 2018 Peking-Tsinghua Joint Statistics Colloquium Excellent Poster Award.

Zhang, Y., Wang, C., Wu, F., Huang, K. Yang, L. and Ji, L. (2020) Prediction of working memory ability based on EEG by functional data analysis. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 333, 108552 or (pdf file),

Zhang, Y., Liu, R., Shao, Q. and Yang, L. (2020) Two-step estimation for time varying ARCH models. Journal of Time Series Analysis 41 (4), 551-570 or (pdf file) + 27 pages of supplement, the 57 pages complete version (pdf file), Junior Researcher Award at the 2019 ICSA China Conference.

Patent专利:

发明人:杨立坚、张园园、黄昆

发明名称生理状态预测方法、计算机装置及存储介质

专利号202110180615.7

授权公告日期: 2022.11.29

 

Jie Li, (Ph.D. 2022, Tsinghua University, China), Faculty Postdoc (Lecturer) (2022-), School of Statistics,  Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China; Tsinghua University Department of Industrial Engineering Future Professor Project, 2022; Tsinghua University Excellent Dissertation Award (2022); Peking-Tsinghua Joint Statistics Colloquium Excellent Graduate Award (2022); City of Beijing Excellent Dissertation Award (2023)

(Research supported in part by National Natural Science Foundation of China awards NSFC 11771240, 12026242, 12171269)

Li, J. and Yang, L. (2023) Statistical inference for functional time series. Statistica Sinica 33 (1), 519-549 or (pdf file), IMS Hannan Graduate Student Travel Award at JSM 2020.

Li, J., Wang, J. and Yang, L. (2022) Kolmogorov-Smirnov simultaneous confidence bands for time series distribution function. Computational Statistics 37 (3), 1015-1039 or (pdf file). 2019 Peking-Tsinghua Joint Statistics Colloquium Excellent Poster Award.

Li, J., Hu, Q. and Zhang, F. (2022) Multi-step-ahead prediction interval for locally stationary time series with application to air pollutants concentration data. Stat 11 (1)  e411 or (pdf file), ISI Jan Tinbergen Award Division A First Prize at the 63-rd WSC.

Patent专利:

发明人:李杰、胡祺睿、杨立坚

发明名称空间区域的同时置信曲面获取及系统

专利号202111062675.5

公布及进入实质审查阶段日期:2022.1.14

 

Chen Zhong, (co-advised with Jun Liu, Ph.D. 2022, Tsinghua University, China), Key Postdoc (2022-), School of Mathematics and Statistics, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430070, China

(Research supported in part by National Natural Science Foundation of China awards NSFC 11771240, 12026242, 12171269)

Zhong, C. (2023) Extended Glivenko–Cantelli theorem and L1 strong consistency of innovation density estimator for time-varying semiparametric ARCH model. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics 35 (2), 373-396 or (pdf file).

Zhong, C. and Yang, L. (2023) Statistical inference for functional time series: autocovariance function. Statistica Sinica 33 (4), 2519-2543 or (pdf file) + 31 pages of supplement, IMS Hannan Graduate Student Travel Award at JSM 2021.

Zhong, C. and Yang, L. (2021) Simultaneous confidence bands for comparing variance functions of two samples based on deterministic designs. Computational Statistics 36 (2), 1197-1218 or (pdf file).

 

Kun Huang, (Ph.D. 2023, Tsinghua University, China), Postdoc (2023-), Department of Statistics,  Texas A & M University;

(Research supported in part by National Natural Science Foundation of China awards NSFC 11771240, 12026242, 12171269, and a collaborative grant from Denovo Biopharma)

Huang, K., Zheng, S. and Yang, L. (2022) Inference for dependent error functional data with application to event-related potentials. TEST 31 (4), 1100-1120 or (pdf file) + 20 pages of supplement, 2021 Peking-Tsinghua Joint Statistics Colloquium Excellent Poster Award.

Huang K., Chen, D., Wang, F. and Yang, L. (2021) Prediction of dispositional dialectical thinking from resting-state electroencephalography. Brain and Behavior 11 (9), e2327 or (pdf file).

Patent专利:

发明人:杨立坚、张园园、黄昆

发明名称生理状态预测方法、计算机装置及存储介质

专利号202110180615.7

授权公告日期: 2022.11.29

发明人:黄昆、杨立坚

发明名称事件相关电位信号的比较方法及系统

专利号202111011898.9

公布及进入实质审查阶段日期:2021.12.03

 

Zening Song, (Ph.D. 2023, Tsinghua University, China), Lecturer (2023-), School of Statistics and Data Science,  Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China; Tsinghua University Department of Industrial Engineering Future Professor Project, 2022

(Research supported in part by National Natural Science Foundation of China awards NSFC 11771240, 12026242, 12171269, and a collaborative grant from Denovo Biopharma)

Song, Z. and Yang, L. (2022) Statistical inference for ARMA time series with moving average trend. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics 34 (2), 357-376 or (pdf file).

Song, Z., Yang, L. and Zhang, Y. (2023+) Hypotheses testing of functional principal components. Statistica Sinica in press DOI: 10.5705/ss.202022.0309 or (pdf file) +  35 pages of supplement, the 8th China Graduate Forum on Statistics Best Ten Papers Award 2022.

Patent专利:

发明人:宋泽宁、杨立坚

发明名称:函数型数据中函数型主成分检验方法以及回归预测方法

专利号202210962540.2

公布及进入实质审查阶段日期:2022.12.13

 

Shuang Sun, (Ph.D. expected 2024, Tsinghua University, China)

(Research supported in part by National Natural Science Foundation of China awards NSFC 11771240, 12026242, 12171269, and a collaborative grant from Denovo Biopharma)

Sun, S. and Yang, L. (2023+) Statistical inference for multivariate functional panel data. Statistica Sinica in press DOI: 10.5705/ss.202023.0146 or (pdf file) + 28 pages of supplement.

 

Sijie Zheng, (Ph.D. expected 2024, Tsinghua University, China)

(Research supported in part by National Natural Science Foundation of China awards NSFC 11771240, 12026242, 12171269, and a collaborative grant from Denovo Biopharma)

 

Yongzhen  Feng, (Ph.D. expected 2025, Tsinghua University, China)

(Research supported in part by National Natural Science Foundation of China awards NSFC 11771240, 12026242, 12171269, and a collaborative grant from Denovo Biopharma)

 

Qirui  Hu, (Ph.D. expected 2025, Tsinghua University, China)

(Research supported in part by National Natural Science Foundation of China awards NSFC 11771240, 12026242, 12171269, and a collaborative grant from Denovo Biopharma)

Hu, Q. and Li, J.  (2022+) Statistical inference for functional time series. Statistica Sinica in press DOI: 10.5705/ss.202021.0415 or (pdf file).

Li, J., Hu, Q. and Zhang, F. (2022) Multi-step-ahead prediction interval for locally stationary time series with application to air pollutants concentration data. Stat 11 (1)  e411 or (pdf file), ISI Jan Tinbergen Award Division A First Prize at the 63-rd WSC.

Patent专利:

发明人:李杰、胡祺睿、杨立坚

发明名称空间数据的统计推断

专利号202111062675.5

公布及进入实质审查阶段日期:2022.1.14

 

Yinghuai  Yi, (Ph.D. expected 2026, Tsinghua University, China)

(Research supported in part by National Natural Science Foundation of China award NSFC 12171269)

 

Leheng  Cai, (Ph.D. expected 2027, Tsinghua University, China)

(Research supported in part by National Natural Science Foundation of China award NSFC 12171269)

 

Moshu  Xu, (Ph.D. expected 2028, Tsinghua University, China)

(Research supported in part by National Natural Science Foundation of China award NSFC 12171269)