Xiaofeng Shao

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Personal profile

2016 – Present: Full Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2016 – Present: Ph.D. Program Director, Department of Statistics

2006 – 2016: Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests

Long memory and nonlinear time series
Spatial statistics
Spectral analysis
Environmental Statistics
Functional data analysis
High dimensional data analysis
Resampling methods
Time series analysis
Applications in atmospheric science, economics, finance and neuroscience


PhD, Statistics, University of Chicago, 2006

Honors & Awards

The Tjalling C. Koopmans Econometric Theory Prize, 2009 (with Wei Biao Wu)
Arnold O. Beckman Research Award, UIUC 2010 Econometric Theory Multa Scripist Award, 2011.
Centennial Scholar, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 2013-2016


NSF-CMG0724752 (co-PI)
NSF-DMS0804937 (PI)
NSF-DMS1104545 (PI)
NSF-DMS1407037 (PI)
NSF-DMS1607489 (PI)
Research Board at UIUC

Office Address

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

Office Phone


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