About Me

Hello, welcome to my page!

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at Illinois Institute of Technology. My research interests are in developing statistical theories and methodologies, as well as their applications in science and engineering. I have taught and developed courses on statistical learning, Bayesian statistics, time series, and regression methods, etc.

I received a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010. I also hold an M.S. degree in Operations Research and a B.S. in Mathematics.

In 2013, Professor Shlomo Argamon and I created the Master of Data Science Program. I have been the Associate Program Director since then. Starting in 2019 Fall, I am the Acting Program Director of this program.

To students: I am looking for undergraduate and graduate students to work on interesting research projects on statistical design of experiments, sampling for big data, uncertainty quantification, and all kinds of statistical modeling for data with complexed structure. If you are interested in these topics, feel free to reach out to me. I encourage you to attend the weekly Computational Mathematics and Statistics Seminar to learn more about the research of this group.

I have been a member of INFORMS and ASA since 2008. I am also serving the following professional societies.

  • Editorial Service:

Associate Editor, SIAM/ASA Journal on Uncertainty Quantification, 2019.

Associate Editor, Technometrics, 10/01/2019–12/31/2022.

  • Professional Society:

Council Member of INFORMS-Quality, Statistics, & Reliability (QSR) Section, 2018-Present.

The webmaster of ASA-Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences, 2018-Present.