Education and Professional Experience
2019-Present, Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Emory University
2016-Present, Director, Center for Biomedical Imaging Statistics (CBIS), Emory University
2014-2015, Acting Director, Center for Biomedical Imaging Statistics (CBIS), Emory University
2013-Present, Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Emory University
2009-Present, Graduate Training Faculty, Neuroscience Graduate Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University
2006-2013, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Emory University, USA
2004-2006, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Emory University, USA
2004, Ph.D., Biostatistics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, USA
1998-2000, M.S. ,program Renmin University of China
1998, B.S., Renmin University of China
Imaging Statistics; Brain Network Analysis; Dimension Reduction; Blind Source Separation; Independent Component Analysis (ICA); Agreement and Reliability Methods; Multimodal Data Analysis; Predictive Modeling, Hierarchical Models; Statistical Methods for Mental Health, Child Development studies and Women's Health.
Honors and Awards
Standing Member of NIH Emerging Imaging Technologies in Neuroscience (EITN) Study Section, 2020-2024
Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), 2018
Featured in Emory Health Sciences News "Trio in biostatistics: 'Role models for us all' "
Featured in Emory Rollins Magazine "Finding Mental Disorders with Math"
Honorable Mention in Biostatistics Teaching Award: Course “Biostatistical Methods I” [2013,2018], Course “Advanced Topics in Neuroimaging Statistics” , Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Emory University
R.L. Anderson Award of Summer Research Conference on Statistics, 2005
Chair-Elect 2022, American Statistical Association(ASA) Statistics in Imaging Section.
Organizing Committee Member, The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Workshop on Advanced Statistical Methods and Dynamic Data Visualizations, 2021.
Principal Organizer, Statistical Methods in Imaging (SMI) 2021 Conference
President, Georgia Chapter of American Statistical Association, 2017-2018
International Biometry Society ENAR Distinguished Student Paper Award Committee, 2017-2020.
Program Chair, American Statistical Association(ASA) Statistics in Imaging Section, 2015-2016.
2021-pres . Statistics in Biosciences Associate Editor
2019-pres Biometrics Associate Editor
2013-2015 Psychosomatic Medicine Statistical Editor
BIOS 506: Biostatistical Methods I
BIOS 516: Introduction to Large-Scale Biomedical Data Analysis
BIOS 508: Categorical Data Analysis
BIOS 760R: Advanced Topics in Neuroimaging Statistics
BIOS 706: Logistic Regression and Survival Analysis
Short Course “Statistical Modeling and Analysis of Brain Imaging Data” in International Biometrics Society (ENAR) Meeting, San Antonio, TX, March, 2009. (jointly taught with F.D. Bowman).
Short Course “Statistical Methods for Brain Network Analysis Using Multimodal Imaging Data” in International Biometrics Society (ENAR) Meeting, 2017. (Jointly taught with Phebe B. Kemmer)