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Principal investigator:
George C. Tseng (Professor in Depts of Biostatistics, Human Genetics and Computational Biology)
Team members: (alphabetic order)
Fang, Yusi (Ph.D. student in Biostatistics; Sep 2017-now)
Li, Yujia (Ph.D. student in Biostatistics; Sep 2017-now; 2019 ENAR Distinguished Student Paper Award)
Liu, Peng (Ph.D. student in Biostatistics; June 2016-now; 2019 ASA Section in Genomics and Genetics (SGG) Student Paper Award; 2020 ENAR Distinguished Student Paper Award; 2020 Student of the Year, ASA Pittsburgh Chapter)
Wang, Wenjia (Ph.D. student in Biostatistics; Sep 2020-now)
Xue, Xiangning (Ph.D. student in Biostatistics; Sep 2019-now)
Zong, Wei (Ph.D. student in Biostatistics; July 2018-now)
Zou, Jian (Ph.D. student in Biostatistics; Sep 2019-now)



Past Members

PhD students:

Rahman, Tanbin (Ph.D. in Biostatistics; Sep 2015- June 2019; 2020 Delta Omega Best Dissertation Award)
Current position: Post-doctoral Fellow, MD Anderson.

Zhu, Li (Ph.D. in Biostatistics; Sep 2014- April 2019; 2018 ENAR Student Paper Award; 2018 Student of the Year, ASA Pittsburgh Chapter)
Current position: Google.

Ma, Tianzhou (Charles) (Ph.D. in Biostatistics; Sep 2013- June 2018; 2017 ASA Section on Bayesian Statistical Science (SBSS) Student Paper Award; 2017 Student of the Year, ASA Pittsburgh Chapter)
Current position: (tenure-track) Assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland.

Fang, Zhou (Ark) (Ph.D. in Biostatistics; Sep 2014- June 2018)
Current position: Google.

Huo, Zhiguang (Caleb) (Ph.D. in Biostatistics; Sep 2012- April 2017; 2016 Student of the Year, ASA Pittsburgh Chapter; 2018 ASA Biometrics Section student paper award)
Current position: (tenure-track) Assistant professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Florida.

Lin, Chienwei (Masaki) (Ph.D. in Biostatistics; Sep 2012- April 2017; 2016 ENAR Student Paper Award; 2017 Delta Omega Best Dissertation Award)
Current position: (tenure-track) Assistant professor, Division of Biostatistics, Medical College of Wisconsin.

Liu, Shuchang (Silvia) (Ph.D. in Computational Biology, CMU-Pitt Joint PhD Program; April 2013- April 2017)
Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh.

Kim, Sunghwan (Ph.D. in Biostatistics; Sep 2011- May 2014; 2015 ENAR Student Paper Award; 2015 ASA Biometrics Section Student Paper Award; 2015 Student of the Year, ASA Pittsburgh Chapter)
Current position: (tenure-track) Assistant professor, Department of Statistics, Konkuk University, South Korea

Chen, Rui (Ph.D. in Biostatistics; Oct 2011-Jan 2015)
Current position: Senior Scientist, Merck.

Liao, Ge (Serena) (Ph.D. in Biostatistics; Feb 2011-Sep 2014)
Current position: Senior Biostatistician, Oncology Translational Medicine Department, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc.

Lunching Chang (Ph.D. in Biostatistics; Sep 2010-May 2014; 2012 Dean's Day Poster Competition Award; 2014 Student of the Year, ASA Pittsburgh Chapter)
First position: Post-doctoral fellow (Eric Polley and Richard Simon), Biometric Research Branch, NCI
Current position: (tenure-track) Assistant professor, Department of Mathematical Science, Florida Atlantic University.

Shaowu Tang (Ph.D. in Biostatistics; Nov 2010-May 2014; 2012 ENAR Student Paper Award; 2013 Student of the Year, ASA Pittsburgh Chapter)
Current position: Senior biostatistician, Roche Molecular System

Ying Ding (Ph.D. in Computational Biology, CMU-Pitt Joint PhD Program; July 2011-May 2014)
Current position: Senior Scientist, Pfizer

Song, Chi (Chuck) (Ph.D. student in Biostatistics; Sep 2008-May 2012; 2012 Student of the Year, ASA Pittsburgh Chapter)
First position: Post-doctoral fellow (Heping Zhang), Biostatistics, Yale University
Current position: (tenure-track) Assistant professor, Division of Biostatistics, College of Public Health, Ohio State University.

Xingbin Wang (Ph.D. in Biostatistics; 2008-July 2011)
First position: Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh.
Current position: Merck & Company, Inc.

Dongwan Kang (Ph.D. in Biostatistics; 2009-May 2011; 2012 Biostatistics Department Best Dissertation Award)
Current position: Biostatistician, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Kui Shen (Ph.D. in Computational Biology, CMU-Pitt Joint PhD Program; 2007-April 2010)
Current position: Associate Director of Statistics, Bayer

Shuya Lu (Ph.D. in Biostatistics; 2007-July 2009)
Current position: Statistician, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), FDA.

Sunghee Oh (Ph.D. in Biostatistics; 2005-June 2009)
First position: Post-doctoral fellow, Yale University
Current position: Assistant professor, Department of Computer Science and Statistics, Jeju National University, South Korea.

Zhibao Mi (Ph.D. in Biostatistics; 2005-October 2008)
Current: Senior statistician, VA Maryland Healthcare System

Jia Li (Ph.D. in Biostatistics; 2006-September 2008; 2008 Student of the Year, ASA Pittsburgh Chapter)
First position: Senior Statistician, Pfizer
Current position: Research scientist, Henry Ford Health System.

Chunrong Cheng (Ph.D. in Biostatistics; 2006-June 2008; Delta Omega Honor Society, Omicron Chapter Award)
Current position: Statistician, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), FDA.




Master students:

Cahill, Kelly (M.S. in Biostatistics; Sep 2019) Current position: Data scientist, Dicks Sports.

Guo, Kexin (M.S. in Biostatistics; April 2018) Current position: Biostatistician, Northwestern University.



Visiting scholars and undergraduate students:

Chang, Chung (visiting scholar; Associate Professor, Department of Applied Math in National Sun Yet-Sen University, Taiwan; July 2019-Feb 2020)

Lu, Han-Jyun (visiting student, Department of Statistics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan; July 2018-Sep 2018)

Huang, Hsin-En (visiting student, Department of Statistics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan; July 2018-Sep 2018)

Zeng, Xiangrui (undergraduate intern student, Neuroscience Program, University of Pittsburgh; May 2015-Jue 2017)
Current position: PhD student, Computational Biology, Carnegie Mellon University

Tai, Anshun (visiting PhD student, Department of Statistics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan; Feb 2017-August 2017)

Kuo, Anche (Schwannden) (visiting graduate student, Department of Computer Science, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan; July 2016-September 2016)

Wang, Lin (visiting scholar; Assistant Professor, School of Statistics, Capital University of Economics and Business, China; August 2015-August 2016)

Mahajan, Vibhuti (summer undergraduate intern from Indian Institute of Technology; May -July 2015)

Joey Chen (visiting PhD student from the Bioinformatics Program at the National Taiwan University; Jan 2014-Sep 2014)
Current position: Tenure-track assistant professor, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan.

Bread (Wei-Hsiang) Tsai (visiting student from the National Yang-Ming University; August-September 2013)

Aryan Vahedi-Faridi (summer student through MARC program at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center; June-July 2013)

Xixia Wang (undergraduate summer intern; July-August 2011)
CS-major undergraduate student; Princeton University.