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Department of Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Associate Professor, 2011 – present

Assistant Professor, 2006 – 2011

Senior Researcher, Information Trust Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007 – present

Assistant Professor, Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences, Duke University, 2002 – 2008

Research Associate, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI), 2003 – 2004

Research Interests

Bayesian methods
Decision theory
Information theory
Minimum description length principle
Data mining


Ph.D. Statistics, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2002
B.A. Mathematics, Peking University, P.R. China, 1997

Honors & Awards

Associate Editor for Bayesian Analysis, 2009 – 2015
Editor for the ISBA Bulletin, 2013 – 2015

Office Address

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


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