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Research Areas

▪ Biased sampling problems
▪ Capture-recapture data
▪ Density ratio models
▪ Empirical likelihood
▪ Experimental design
▪ Missing data problems
▪ Mixture models
▪ Nonprobability survey samples
▪ Shape-constrained inference

Research Grants

2009 - 2025 NSERC
2012 - 2014 Start-up grant, University of Waterloo

Postdoctoral Fellows

Meng Yuan Co-supervised with Dr. Changbao Wu (From Sep. 2021 to Aug. 2022)

Yilin Chen Co-supervised with Dr. Changbao Wu (From Oct. 2020 to Jan. 2021)

Zhaoyang Tian Co-supervised with Dr. Kun Liang (From June 2020 to Aug. 2020)

Current Students

Qianlin Song PhD candidate in Statistics (Since Sep. 2020; Co-supervised with Dr. Changbao Wu)
• Thesis: To be determined

Dingding Hu PhD candidate in Statistics (Since Sep., 2021)
• Essay: To be determined

Former Students

Meng Yuan PhD in Statistics (From Sep. 2017 to Aug. 2021; Co-supervised with Dr. Changbao Wu)
• Thesis: Semiparametric empirical likelihood inference under two-sample density ratio models

Dingding Hu M.Math in Statistics (From Sep. 2020 to Aug. 2021)
• Essay: Statistical inference under two-sample likelihood ratio ordering with application to ROC analysis

Yilin Chen PhD in Statistics (From Sep. 2016 to Aug. 2020; Co-supervised with Dr. Changbao Wu)
• Thesis: Statistical analysis with non-probability survey samples

Yang Liu PhD in Statistics (From Oct. 2018 to June 2020; Co-supervised with Dr. Yukun Liu)
• Thesis: Semiparametric full likelihood inference for the size of population from capture-recapture Data

Zhaoyang Tian PhD in Statistics (From Sep. 2015 to May 2020; Co-supervised with Dr. Kun Liang)
• Thesis: Nonparametric estimation in a compound mixture model and false discovery rate control with auxiliary information

Boxi Lin M.Math in Statistics (From Sep. 2017 to April 2019)
• Essay: Semiparametric inference of two zero-excess populations under a density ratio model

Guanfu Liu PhD in Statistics (From Sep. 2014 to June 2017; Co-supervised with Dr. Xiaolong Pu)
• Thesis: Studies on some topics in finite mixture models
• Current job: Assistant Professor, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics

Chunlin Wang PhD in Statistics (From Sep. 2012 to Jan. 2017; Co-supervised with Dr. Paul Marriott)
• Thesis: Empirical likelihood and bootstrap inference with constraints
• Current job: Associate Professor, Xiamen University

Zhaoyang Tian M.Math in Statistics (From Jan. 2015 to Aug. 2015)
• Essay: Nonparametric estimation of the centre of symmetric distribution
• Current position: PhD candidate at the University of Waterloo

Xiaoqing Niu PhD in Statistics (From May 2009 to Dec. 2013; Co-supervised with Dr. Ivan Mizera)
• Thesis: Homogeneity test in finite mixture modes using EM-test
• Current job: GAML Analytics, TD Bank Group

Oludotun Akinlawon MSc in Statistics (From Jan. 2010 to Dec. 2011; Co-supervised with Dr. Rohana Karunamuni)
• Thesis: Controlling IER, EER, and FDR in replicated regular two-level factorial designs.
• Current job: Data Manager, University of Alberta