Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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Incoming Assistant Professor of Fall 2018

Jianping Sun

Jianping Sun received her Ph.D. in Statistics from Pennsylvania State University in 2011, and then had two postdoc experiences at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and McGill University in Canada, respectively. Her research interests include both statistical methodology and applied research in high-dimensional complex genomic data. Her main methodology focuses are hierarchical modeling, multivariate analysis, and composite likelihood on complex data. She also has rich experiences in statistical genetics, especially in rare-variant association study, gene by environment interaction, next generation sequencing data, and analysis of gene expression and DNA methylation data. She has been collaborating with medical and biological researchers for multidisciplinary projects. She also has taught a variety of statistical courses, including probability and experimental design.