I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Previously, I was a postdoc researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. I received my Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
My research interests lie in the intersection of statistical methodology (nonparametric and high-dimensional statistics) and biomedical applications (microbiome and imaging).
Wang, S., Cai, T. T., & Li, H. (2021). Hypothesis testing for phylogenetic composition: a minimum-cost flow perspective. Biometrika, 108(1), 17-36. [asaa061]. https://doi.org/10.1093/biomet/asaa061
Wang, S., Fan, J., Pocock, G., Arena, E. T., Eliceiri, K. W., & Yuan, M. (2021). Structured correlation detection with application to colocalization analysis in dual-channel fluorescence microscopic imaging. Statistica Sinica, 31(1), 333-360. https://doi.org/10.5705/ss.202018.0230
Sun, Y., Wang, S., & Sun, X. (2020). Estimating neighbourhood-level prevalence of adult obesity by socio-economic, behavioural and built environment factors in New York City. Public Health, 186, 57-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2020.05.003
Wang, S., Cai, T. T., & Li, H. (Accepted/In press). Optimal Estimation of Wasserstein Distance on a Tree With an Application to Microbiome Studies. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 116(535), 1237-1253. https://doi.org/10.1080/01621459.2019.1699422
Yu, R., & Wang, S. (2020). Covariate Balancing by Uniform Transformer. (arXiv).