Personal profile

Personal profile

I did two years post graduate scientist (post-doc) at Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences (IMAGe),National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO before  I moved to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013, and now I am a Professor with Data Science Founder Professorial Scholar.

Research Interests

Spatio-temporal modeling, Functional data, Spatial Extremes, Copula
Bayesian hierarchical modeling
Large-scale data in climatology, atmospheric and environmental science
Public health studies including childhood cancer and human morbidity

Professional Information


Univariate and multivariate spatio-temporal modeling

Bayesian hierarchical modeling

Copula methods


Paleoclimate reconstruction

Large data analysis in climatology, atmospheric and environmental science

Public health including childhood cancer and human morbidity

Time series data analysis


PhD, Statistics, Texas A&M University, 2006
M.S. in Statistics, Texas A&M University, May. 2004.
M.S. in Ship and Ocean Engineering Fluid Mechanics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
B.S. in Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Minor in Industrial Foreign Trade, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Office Address

118 Illini Hall
725 S. Wright St.
M/C 374
Champaign, IL 61820


Fingerprint is based on mining the text of the expert's scholarly documents to create an index of weighted terms, which defines the key subjects of each individual researcher.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or