Yuguo Chen

 Yuguo Chen

Contact Information

103D Illini Hall
725 S. Wright St.
M/C 374
Champaign, IL 61820
Director of Consulting, Professor
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Yuguo Chen is Professor at Department of Statistics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is Director of Illinois Statistics Office. He is also affiliated with Department of Computer ScienceInformation Trust InstituteComputational Science and Engineering, and Illinois Informatics Institute. Prior to joining UIUC, he was an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences, Duke University, from 2001 to 2005.

Research Interests

  • Monte Carlo theory and methodology, and their applications to scientific problems
  • Statistical inference on network data
  • State space models and dynamic systems
  • Bioinformatics and population genetics


  • PhD, Statistics, Stanford University, 2001
  • B.S., Mathematics, University of Science and Technology of China, 1997

Distinctions / Awards

  • Data Science Founder Professorial Scholar, 2019
  • Fellow of American Statistical Association, 2018
  • Charles Edison Lecturer, University of Notre Dame, 2018
  • Lists of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • Invited Lecture at the “Best of Computational and Graphical Statistics” session of Interface, 2015
  • ICSA Student Paper Award, 2001
  • Associate Editor, Journal of American Statistical Association, 2014-present.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 2007-present.
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Algebraic Statistics, 2009-present.
  • Editorial Board, ISRN Computational Mathematics, 2011-present.

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