Name  Year  Occupation & Employer  Advisor  Dissertation Title 

Cui, Xiang  2022  Applied Scientist, Amazon 
Yuguo Chen & Alexandra Chronopoulou 
Inferring influence in dynamic networks and multiple sampling for estimation of fractional Brownian motion 
Formentini, Sarah  2022 
Statistical Scientist, Crop Science, 
Ruoqing Zhu  Survival random forests: quantifying uncertainties and other extensions 
Han, Wei  2022  ,  
Li, Ke  2022  Research Scientist, Meta 
Naveen Narisetty & Yun Yang 
Topics in HighDimensional Linear Bandits and Approximate Bayesian Sampling 
Loyal, Joshua  2022  Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Florida State University 
Yuguo Chen & Ruoqing Zhu 
Dimension Reduction Methods for Quantifying Local Variable Importance and the Statistical Analysis of Network Data 
Tu, Robin  2022  Dave Zhao  Methylation and High Dimensional Data Integration  
Xin, Huiqin  2022  Research Scientist, Meta 
Dave Zhao  Simultaneous Multiparameter Estimation 
Zhang, Yangfan  2022  Xiaofeng Shao & Yun Yang  Statistical inference in high dimensional data and machine learning  
Zhou, Wenzhuo  2022  ,  
Deng, Yujia  2021  Software Engineer, Meta 
Annie Qu  Spatial correlation tensor and queryaugmented active clustering 
Harris, Trevor  2021  Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics Texas A&M University 
Bo Li  Functional data methods for climatological processes 
Li, Yutong  2021  Principal Biostatistician, Statistical Analytics and Methodologies Novartis Pharmaceuticals 
Ruoqing Zhu  Machine learning methodologies for high dimensional biomedical & bioinformatics applications 
Liu, Yan  2021  Research Scientist, Meta 
Yuguo Chen  Statistical inference for complex networks 
Sass, Danielle  2021  Assistant Professor of Instruction in Statistics, Department of Statistics Northwestern University 
Bo Li  Spatiotemporal data modeling with applications to weather and disease 
Wang, Yihe  2021  Research Scientist, Meta 
Sihai Dave Zhao  Simultaneous estimation approaches to largescale multivariate regression 
Wu, Teng  2021  Data Scientist, Microsoft 
Xiaofeng Shao Naveen Narisetty 
Change point detection for high dimensional data and valid inference for Bayesian linear models 
Yun, Sooin  2021  Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Statistics University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign 
Li Bo  Evaluation of the difference between two spatiotemporal random fields 
Zhou, Ruixuan  2021  Data Scientist, Waymo 
Sihai Dave Zhao  Problems in highdimensional mediation analysis 
Name  Year  Occupation & Employer  Advisor  Dissertation Title 

Fan, Zhewen  2010  Senior Manager in Data Science and Machine Learning, Intuit San Diego, CA 
Jeffrey Douglas Xiaofeng Shao 
Statistical issues and developments in time series analysis and educational measurement 
He, Zhi  2010  Quantitative Analyst, 
Douglas Simpson  Semiparametric Inference 
Hsu, YaHui (Kate)  2010  Associate Director, Biostatistics, Horizon Therapeutics 
Xuming He  Applications of quantile regression to estimation and detection of some tail characteristics 
Kim, Ji Young  2010  Principal Statistician, Merck Pharmaceutical 
Xuming He  Robust methods for analyzing multivariate responses with application to timecourse data 
Yang, Ji Yeon  2010  Assistant Professor , Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Korea 
Xuming He  Statistical modeling of protein lysate array data 
Feng, Xingdong  2009  Associate Professor School of Statistics and Management, School of Statistics and Management Shanghai University of Finance and Economics 
Xuming He  Dimensionality of Data Matrices With Applications to Gene Expression Profiles 
Hong, Feng  2009  Associate Director, Takeda Cambridge, MA 
Xuming He  Contributions to Statistical Problems Related to Microarray Data 
Lin, Guixian  2009  Principal Statistician, Abiomed 
Xuming He Stephen Portnoy 
Quantile Regression With Censored Data 
Hong, Hyokyoung (Grace)  2008  Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Probability Michigan State University 
Xuming He  Prediction of Conditional Quantiles in Ordinal Regression With Applications to Aging Research 
Huebner, Alan  2008  Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics University of Notre Dame 
Douglas Simpson  Modeling Correlated Ordinal Data: Marginal and Conditional Approaches 
Li, Di  2007  Associate Director, Biostatistics, Eisai Co. Ltd. 
Xuming He  Markov Chain Marginal Bootstrap for Generalized Estimating Equations 
Liu, Heng  2007  Senior Quantitative Analyst, Google Inc, 
Douglas Simpson  Bicriterion Clustering and Selecting the Optimal Number of Clusters via Agreement Measure 
Gao, Bing  2006  Biostatistician, Amgen 
Hernando Ombao  Clustering Analysis for NonStationary Time Series 
Li, Xiaodong  2006  Biostatistician, Merck 
Jeffrey Douglas  Methods and Theory for Joint Estimation of Incidental and Structural Parameters in Latent Class Models 
Noe, Doug  2006  Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics Miami University 
Xuming He  Partially Bayesian Variable Selection in Classification Trees 
Wang, Huixia (Judy)  2006  Associate Professor, Department of Statistics George Washington University 
Xuming He  Inference on Quantile Regression for Mixed Models With Applications to GeneChip Data 
Yang, Yan  2006  VP, Quantitative Analysis, Bank of America 
Douglas Simpson  Marginal Mixture Analysis of Correlated Bounded Response Data 
Choi, Hyunyoung  2005  Director, Data Science, BrightRoll 
Hernando Ombao  Topics in Nonstationary Time Series 
Mu, Yunming  2005  Biostatistician, Genentech 
Xuming He  Power Transformation Towards Linear or Partially Linear Quantile Regression Models 
Neocleous, Tereza  2005  Senior Lecturer, Department of Statistics University of Glasgow 
Stephen Portnoy  A Partly Linear Model for Censored Regression Quantiles 
Zhou, Jianhui  2005  Associate Professor, Department of Statistics University of Virginia 
Xuming He  Robust and Constrained Dimension Reduction 
Zhou, Tianyue  2005  Director of Biostatistics, SanofiAventis 
Xuming He  Linear Mixed Models With NonNormal Distributions 
Georgescu, Constantin  2004  ,  Stephen Portnoy  Finite Population Quantile Estimators 
Wei, Ying  2004  Vice Chair of Research, Department of Biostatistics Columbia University 
Xuming He  Longitudinal Growth Charts Based on SemiParametric Quantile Regression 
Xu, Xueli  2004  , Educational Testing Services (ETS) 
Jeffrey Douglas  Computerized Adaptive Testing and Equating Methods With Nonparametric IRT Models 
Lin, Nan  2003  Professor, Department of Mathematics Washington University, St. Louis, MO. 
Xuming He  Three Statistical Problems With Imprecisely or Incompletely Observed Data 
Kim, MiOk  2003  ,  Xuming He  Quantile Regression in a Varying Coefficient Model 
Kocherginsky, Maria  2003  ,  Xuming He  Extensions of Markov Chain Marginal Bootstrap 
Hartz, Sarah  2002  Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry Washington University School of Medicine 
William Stout  A Bayesian Framework for the Unified Model for Assessing Cognitive Abilities: Blending Theory With Practicality 
No 2001 Degree Recipients 
Name  Year  Occupation & Employer  Advsor  Dissertations 

Froelich, Amy Goodwin  2000  Associate Professor, Department of Statistics Iowa State University 
William Stout  Assessing Unidimensionality of Test Items and Some Asymptotics of Parametric Item Response Theory 
Fu, Limin  2000  Director, Prepayment and Credit Risk Modeling, Indymac Bank 
Douglas Simpson  Unified Ordinal Regression: Model Assessment and Semiparametric Analysis 
Galfalvy, Hanga  2000  Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Columbia University 
Douglas Simpson  Censored Regression Models With Applications to Infrastructure Degradation Studies 
Liu, Li  2000  Biometrics and Data Management, SanofiAventis 
Xuming He  Building a Nonparametric Model After Dimension Reduction 
Trachtenberg, Felicia Lynn  2000  Statistician, New England Research Institute 
Xuming He  Contributions to Estimation in Item Response Theory 
Gao, Yonghong  1999  Staff Fellow, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
John Marden  RankBased Procedures for Some Multivariate Problems 
Habing, Brian  1998  Associate Professor, Department of Statistics University of South Carolina 
William Stout  Some Issues in Weak Local Independence in Item Response Theory 
Gao, Furong  1997  , CTB/McGraw Hill 
William Stout  DIMTEST Enhancements and Some Parametric IRT Asymptotics 
Chen, HuannSheng  1996  Mathematical Statistician and Program Director, Statistical Methodology and Applications Branch National Cancer Institute 
Douglas Simpson  Estimation in random field models for noisy spatial data 
Ge, Nanxiang (Sean)  1996  Senior Director, Biostatistics, Daiichi Sankyo Pharma Development 
Douglas Simpson  Contributions to classification and calibration with highdimensional data 
Jiang, Hai  1996  Senior Director, Biostatistics, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. 
William Stout  Applications of computational statistics in cognitive diagnosis and IRT modeling 
Tsukahara, Hideatsu  1996  Professor, Department of Economics Seijo University, Tokyo 
Ditlev Monrad  Weak convergence and the prediction process 
Wu, Hongsheng  1996  , Health Decisions, Inc 
William Stout  Some issues in item response theory 
Xie, Minge  1996  Professor, Department of Statistics Rutgers University 
Douglas Simpson  Regression modeling: Latent structure, theories and algorithms 
Zhang, Jinming  1996  Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Statistics University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign 
William Stout  Some fundamental issues in item response theory with applications 
Choi, Kyungmee  1995  , College of Science and Technology Hongik University, Jochiwon, Korea 
John Marden  Nonparametric multivariate multisample tests of the location problem and multivariate regression based on directions of data 
Jeffrey, Douglas  1995  Professor, Department of Statistics University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign 
William Stout  Theory and applications of nonparametric regression in item response theory 
Li, HsinHung  1995  Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics National Chunghua University of Education, Chunghua, Taiwan 
William Stout  New nonparametric statistical procedures for analyzing bias/DIF and dimensionality in item response data 
Xu, Yi  1995  , Agouron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 
Adam Martinsek  Sequential confidence bands for densities 
Zhao, Quanshui  1995  Director, Citigroup 
Stephen Portnoy  Estimation and inference for conditionally heteroscedastic models 
Zhou, Kenneth Qing  1995  ,  Stephen Portnoy  Quantile regression and survival analysis 
Kim, HaeRim  1994  ,  William Stout  New techniques for the dimensionality assessment of standardized test data 
Kundu, Subrata  1994  Associate Professor, Department of Statistics George Washington University 
Adam Martinsek  Some topics in sequential density estimation 
Shen, Liji  1994  Director, SanofiAventis 
Stephen Portnoy  Some topics on robust nonparametric regression and regression quantiles 
Raghavan, Nandini  1993  Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Johnson & Johnson 
Dennis Cox  Bayesian Inference in Nonparametric Logistic Regression 
Lai, Kunjung  1993  Associate Professor, Department of Statistics FengChia University, Taichung, Taiwan 
Ziliang Ying  On Logistic Regression Approach to Survival Data and Power Divergence Statistics for Life Tables 
Muyot, Maria  1993  ,  John Marden  The use of rank tests in analysis of variance 
Huang, Bidan  1992  Director, Immunology, AbbVie 
Jerome Sacks  Design, estimation, and prediction of computer experiments with applications to spatial data 
Chang, HuaHua  1992  Charles R. Hicks Chair Professor, Professor of Statistics, Educational Psychology & Research Methodology Purdue University 
William Stout  Some theoretical and applied results concerning item response theory model estimation 
Amarasinghe, Upali  1991  , International Water Management Institute 
Dennis Cox  Comparison of several curves in the context of nonparametric regression 
Chang, YuanChin (Ivan)  1991  Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Statistical Science Academia Sinica, Taiwan 
Adam Martinsek  Some sequential estimation problems in logistic regression models 
Chang, YueFang  1991  ,  Dennis Cox  Recursive methods for statistical prediction with applications 
Park, JeongSoo  1991  , Department of Statistics, InfoTelecomm Research Institute Chonnam National University, Kwangju, South Korea 
Dennis Cox  Tuning complex computer codes to data and optimal designs 
The Department of Statistics was officially founded in 1985
Name  Year  Occupation & Employer  Advisor  Dissertation Title 

Guo, ShaLin  1990  , Ta Hwa Institute of Technology Hsinchu, Taiwan 
Douglas Simpson  Inferences on highdimensional data 
Kim, Tae Yoon  1990  Professor, Department of Statistics Keimyung University, Taegu, Korea 
Dennis Cox  Optimal bandwidth selection rule for kernel regression estimator with dependent variables 
Lee, Albert FuYuan  1990  Senior Statistician, Cerner Health Insights, Cerner Corporation 
John Marden  Complete classes of twostage estimation procedures for certain finite sample problems 
Navarro, Mercidita  1990  Senior Statistician, Roche Global Development 
Adam Martinsek  Sequential estimation of quantiles and adaptive sequential estimation of location and scale parameters 
Sheu, ChyongHwa  1990  , Department of Mathematics Harold Washington College 
Andrew Barron  Density estimation with KullbackLeibler loss 
AbuDayyeh, Walid Ahmad  1989  ,  John Marden  Bahadur exact slope, Pitman efficiency, and local power for combining independent tests 
Chung, Lyinn  1989  Associate Professor, Department of Statistics National Taipei University, Taipei, Taiwan 
John Marden  The use of nonnull models for ranks in nonparametric statistics 
Clarke, Bertrand  1989  Professor and Chair, Department of Statistics University of Nebraska 
Andrew Barron  Asymptotic cumulative risk and Bayes risk under entropy loss, with applications 
He, Xuming  1989  Professor, Department of Statistics University of Michigan 
Stephen Portnoy  Contributions to the theory of statistical breakdown 
Shealy, Robin Todd  1989  ,  William Stout  An item response theorybased statistical procedure for detecting concurrent internal bias in ability tests 
Thompson, Peter  1989  Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science Wabash College 
John Marden  Admissibility ofpvalue rules 
Chen, LinAn  1988  Professor, Institute of Statistics National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan 

Junker, Brian  1988  Professor, Department of Statistics Carnegie Mellon University 
William Stout  Statistical Aspects of a New Latent Trait Model 
Kim, Sung Lai  1987  ,  Robert Wijsman  Sequential Confidence Sets With BetaProtection in the Presence of Nuisance Parameters 
Shu, WunYi  1987  Associate Professor, Institute of Statistical Science National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan 
Adam Martinsek  Limit Theorems for Processes and Stopping Rules in Adaptive Sequential Estimation 
Zakeri, Issa F.  1987  Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Drexel University 
Robert Awijsmon  Sequential Confidence Sets With Guaranteed Coverage Probability and BetaProtection in Multiparameter Families 
AlRawwash, Hussein Moh'd  1986  ,  John Marden  Improving Inadmissible Hypothesis Testing Procedures in Exponential Family Statistical Models (Lrt, Pointwise Compactness, OneSided Alternatives) 
Juhlin, Kenton  1985  Principal Scientist, Biometrics and Statistical Sciences Proctor & Gamble 
Robert Wijsman  Sequential and NonSequential Confidence Intervals With Guaranteed Coverage Probability and BetaProtection (Estimation, Statistics, Minimaxity) 
Please note that the alumni listed below are alumni of the Mathematics Department, however their dissertation work was more closely aligned with the field of statistics, which was a division in the Department of Mathematics at the time. The alumni listed below are honorary alumni of the Statistics Department due to their work and contributions in the field of statistics.
Name  Year  Occupation & Employer  Advisor  Dissertation Title 

Naiman, Daniel 
1982 
Professor/Chair 
Robert Bohrer 

Hooper, Peter Michael 
1981 
Professor 
Robert Wijsman 

Ringland, James 
1980 
Sandia National Laboratories, Lockheed Martin Company (for US Dept. of Energy), Livermore, CA 
Stephen Portnoy 
Asymptotic Expansions for Studentized MEstimators With Applications to Multiple Comparisons 
Schervish, Mark John 
1979 
Professor/Head 
Robert Wijsman 

Gaynor, John Anthony 
1976 
Purdue University 
S.S. Jogdeo 

Bock, Mary Ellen 
1974 
Professor 
Robert Ash 
Certain MinimaxEstimators of the Mean of a Multivariate NormalDistribution 
Hensler, Gary Lee 
1974 
Syracuse University 
Jacob Wolfowitz 
Jointly Asymptotically Efficient NonParametric Estimation of Regression and Scale Parameters 
Perng, ShienSen 
1974 
Howard University 
Robert Wijsman 
Stopping Time of Invariant Sequential Probability Ratio Tests in Multivariate Analysis of Variance 
Gordon, Robert David 
1973 
North Dakota State 
S.S. Jogdeo 

AbuSalih, Muhammad Subhi AbdulKadir 
1969 

Robert Wijsman 

Meeden, Glen Dale 
1968 
Professor 
Colin Blyth 

Staudte, Robert George, Jr. 
1968 
Assoc. Prof., Sch. Stat. Sci., La Trobe University, Bundoora, VIC 3083, Australia 
Colin Blyth 

Koehn, Uwe 
1968 
Professor/Chair 
Robert Wijsman 

Wong, Seok Pin 
1967 
Professor, Dept. Mathematical Sciences, Memphis SU 
Robert Wijsman 
Asymptotically Optimum Properties of Certain Sequential Tests 
Nelson, Wayne Bryce 
1965 
General Electric Research & Development 
Robert Wijsman 
Minimax Solution of Statistical Decision Problems by Iteration 
Wirjosudirdjo, Sunardi 
1962 
Institute Teknologi Bandung 
Donald Burkholder & 

Singh, Rajinder 
1960 

Joseph Doob 

Wasan, Madanial Tilakchand 
1960 
Assistant Professor 
Joseph Doob 

Farrel, Roger Hamlin 
1959 
Professor 
Joseph Doob 

Katz, Morris Wolfe 
1959 
Professor 
Donald Burkholder 
Admissible and Minimax Estimates of Parameters in Truncated Spaces 
McLemore, Benjamin Henry, Jr. 
1959 

W.G. Madow 

Fend, Alvin Vincent 
1956 
Academic Faculty 
W.G. Madow 
Unbiased Estimation and Admissibility and the Treatment of Ties in the Sign Test 
Healy, William Carleton, Jr. 
1955 

W.G. Madow 

Nicholson, Wesley Lathrop 
1955 
Pacific Northwest Laboratory 
W.G. Madow 
Uniform Admissibility and Its Application to Classification Problems 
Bey, Douglas Rudolph 
1954 
Associate Professor 
W.G. Madow 

Blackwell, David H. 
1941 
Professor 
Joseph Doob 