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 University of Pennsylvania, working with Prof. T. Tony Cai and Prof. Hongzhe Li. I received my Ph.D. in Statistics from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018, under the supervision of Prof. Ming Yuan. I obtained my B.S. in Mathematics at Zhejiang University, China in 2013.
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. (Accepted/In press). Hypothesis testing for phylogenetic composition: a minimum-cost flow perspective. Biometrika, [asaa061]. https://doi.org/10.1093/biomet/asaa061
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/01621459.2019.1699422
Yu, R., & Wang, S. (2020). Covariate Balancing by Uniform Transformer. (arXiv).
Mehta, R., Kim, H. J., Wang, S., Johnson, S. C., Yuan, M., & Singh, V. (2019). Localizing differentially evolving covariance structures via scan statistics. Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, 77(2), 357-398. https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/1522
Wang, S., & Yuan, M. (2019). Combined Hypothesis Testing on Graphs With Applications to Gene Set Enrichment Analysis. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 114(527), 1320-1338. https://doi.org/10.1080/01621459.2018.1497501