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Shulei Wang

Assistant Professor


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. 

Research Interests

Our lab aims to bridge the theoretical and empirical boundary of modern statistics and machine learning methods (self-supervised learning, nonparametric and high-dimensional statistics) and advance the practice of statistics in biomedical applications (microbiome and imaging).

Additional Campus Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Statistics
Assistant Professor, Nutritional Sciences
Affiliate, Personalized Nutrition Initiative, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Recent Publications

Wang, S. (2023). Multi-scale Adaptive Differential Abundance Analysis in Microbial Compositional Data. Bioinformatics, 39(4), Article btad178.

Wang, S., Yuan, B., Cai, T. T., & Li, H. (2023). Phylogenetic Association Analysis with Conditional Rank Correlation. Biometrika, Article asad075. Advance online publication.

Wang, S. (2023). Self-supervised Metric Learning in Multi-View Data: A Downstream Task Perspective. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 118(544), 2454-2467.

Yuan, B., & Wang, S. (2023). RSim: A reference-based normalization method via rank similarity. PLoS computational biology, 19(9), Article e1011447.

Wang, S. (2022). Robust differential abundance test in compositional data. Biometrika. Advance online publication.

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