Ming Yuan

Ming Yuan




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I am a Professor of Statistics at Columbia University and an Affiliate Investigator at the Morgridge Institute’s virology and computational biology research areas. These areas are attempting to harness the biomedical computational data to improve human health. Biostatistics will help advance basic research and personalized medicine, including ways to create more precise diagnoses, targeted treatments and even preemptive treatments based on genetic susceptibility to disease. My expertise is in high-dimensional data, or highly unstructured data that is derived from many different sources. These data sources from clinical trials, genetic sequencing and research experiments are growing exponentially.


Ph.D. Statistics, 2004, University of Wisconsin–Madison

M.S. Computer Science, 2003, University of Wisconsin–Madison

M.S. Probability and Statistics, 2000, Univ of Science and Technology of China

B.S. Electrical Engineering and Information Sciences, 1997, University of Science and Technology of China


2014 Guy Medal in Bronze, Royal Statistical Society

2012 Coca-Cola Junior Professorship, School of ISyE, Georgia Tech

2009 CAREER Award, DMS, National Science Foundation

2007 Distinguished Cancer Scholar, Georgia Cancer Coalition

2004 John van Ryzin Award, ENAR