Department of Statistics and Operations Research
Department of Genetics
Department of Biostatistics
Carolina Center for Genome Sciences
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB 3260, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
yfliu at email dot unc dot edu
- 7/2013 – present: Professor (with tenure), UNC-Chapel Hill.
- 7/2009 – 6/2013: Associate Professor (with tenure), UNC-Chapel Hill.
- 7/2004 – 6/2009: Assistant Professor (tenure track), UNC-Chapel Hill.
- Ph.D. (2004) The Ohio State University
- M.S. (2001) The Ohio State University
- B.S. (1999) Nankai University
Selected Honors and Awards
- Elected Fellow – Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), 2017
- Inaugural Leo Breiman Junior Award, Section on Statistical Learning and Data Science, ASA, 2017.
- Elected Member – The International Statistical Institute (ISI), 2014.
- Elected Fellow – The American Statistical Association (ASA), 2013.
- Ruth and Phillip Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement, UNC, 2010.
- Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation, 2008.
- UNC Junior Faculty Development Award, 2006.
- Ransom Marian Whitney Research Award, Statistics, The Ohio State University, 2004.
- Paper Competition Award Winner for the ASA’s Sections on Statistical Computing and Graphics, 2003.
- Statistical Machine Learning and Data Science
- High-dimensional Data Analysis
- Nonparametric Statistics and Functional Estimation
- Personalized Medicine
- Statistical Genetics and Genomics
- Neuroimaging Data Analysis
- Design and Analysis of Experiments
Selected Professional Services
- Conference Program Chair, Conference on Statistical Learning and Data Science, Chapel Hill, NC, June 2016.
- Chair-Elect, Chair, Section on Statistical Learning and Data Science of ASA, 2014-2015.
- Program Chair-Elect, Program Chair, Section on Statistical Learning and Data Science of ASA, 2012-2013.
- Area Editor (2022- present), The Annals of Applied Statistics.
- Associate Editor (2008 – 2011; 2023 – present), Journal of the American Statistical Association (Theory and Methods).
- Editor (2020 – present), STAT.
- Associate Editor (2019 – 2022), Canadian Journal of Statistics.
- Guest Editor (2018 – 2019), A special issue for Mathematical Programming, Series B
- Associate Editor (2015 – present), Journal of Multivariate Analysis.
- Associate Editor (2013 – 2018), Journal of Royal Statistical Society, Series B.
- Associate Editor (2011 – 2014), Statistica Sinica.
- Guest Editor (2011 – 2012), A Special Issue for Statistical and Its Interface.