Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Xiaoli Gao
Associate Professor


Office: Petty 130
Email address:
Personal web page:
Starting year at UNCG: 2013
Office hours: TR 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m., and by appointment


Ph.D. in Statistics, University of Iowa (2008)


Fall, 2017
  • STA 562-01 LEC (Statistical Computing), TR 2:00-3:15, Petty Building 217
  • STA 667-04 IND (Statistical Consulting)
  • STA 673-01 LEC (Statistical Linear Models I), TR 3:30-4:45, Nursing, Moore Building 329
  • STA 709-02 LEC (Topics in Computatnl Stats)
Spring, 2018
  • MAT 790-04 IND (Directed Doctoral Research)
  • STA 667-04 IND (Statistical Consulting)
  • STA 670-01 LEC (Categorical Data Analysis), TR 2:00-3:15, Petty Building 007
  • STA 703-01 LEC (Tpcs in High Dmnsnl Data Anlys), TR 3:30-4:45, Petty Building 007
  • STA 709-01 LEC (Topics in Computatnl Stats), F 1:00-3:00
Summer Session 2, 2018
  • STA 108-11D WEB (Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics)

Research Interests


Selected Recent Publications

  • Gillies, C. E., Gao, X.L., Patel, N.V., Siadat, M.R., Wilson, G.D.(2012). Improved Feature Selection by Incorporating Gene Similarity into the LASSO, 2012 IEEE 12th International Conference on Data Mining Workshops. An extended version is published in International Journal of Knowledge Discovery in Bioinformatics, 3(1), 1-13, DOI: 0.4018/jkdb.2012010101.
  • Wu, Y. and Gao, X.L. (2011).Sieve estimation with bivariate interval censored data, Journal of Statistics, Application and Theory, 5, 37-61.
  • Gao, X.L. and Fang, Y.X. (2011). A note on the generalized degrees of freedom under the L1 loss function. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 141, 677-686.
  • Gao, X.L. and Huang, J. (2010) A Robust Penalized Method for the Analysis of Noisy DNA Copy Number Data. BMC Genomics, 11:517.
  • Gao, X.L. and Huang, J. (2010). Asymptotic analysis of high-dimensional LAD regression with Lasso. Statistica Sinica, 20 1485-1506.

Brief Bio

Dr. Xiaoli Gao received her Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Iowa in 2008 and joined UNCG in 2013. Her research interests include High-dimensional Data analysis, Shrinkage analysis, Statistical Genetics, Change point and Survival Analysis. More recent papers can be found on her personal webpage.