Yuguo Chen

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Personal profile

Personal profile

Research Interests

Monte Carlo theory and methodology, and their applications to scientific problems
Statistical inference on network data
State space models and dynamic systems
Bioinformatics and population genetics


PhD, Statistics, Stanford University, 2001
B.S., Mathematics, University of Science and Technology of China, 1997

Honors & Awards

Data Science Founder Professorial Scholar, 2019
Fellow of American Statistical Association, 2018
Charles Edison Lecturer, University of Notre Dame, 2018
Lists of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018
Invited Lecture at the “Best of Computational and Graphical Statistics” session of Interface, 2015
ICSA Student Paper Award, 2001
Associate Editor, Journal of American Statistical Association, 2014-present.
Associate Editor, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 2007-present.
Editorial Board, Journal of Algebraic Statistics, 2009-present.
Editorial Board, ISRN Computational Mathematics, 2011-present.

Office Address

103D Illini Hall
725 S. Wright St.
M/C 374
Champaign, IL 61820

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Research Output

  • Sampling high dimensional tables with applications to assessing linkage disequilibrium

    Eisinger, R. D., Su, X. & Chen, Y., Jan 1 2020, In : Statistics and its Interface. 13, 2, p. 157-166 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Spectral and matrix factorization methods for consistent community detection in multi-layer networks

    Paul, S. & Chen, Y., 2020, In : Annals of Statistics. 48, 1, p. 230-250 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Functional brain changes during mindfulness-based cognitive therapy associated with tinnitus severity

    Zimmerman, B., Finnegan, M., Paul, S., Schmidt, S., Tai, Y., Roth, K., Chen, Y. & Husain, F. T., 2019, In : Frontiers in Neuroscience. 13, JUL, 747.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Permutation and randomization tests for network analysis

    Fredrickson, M. M. & Chen, Y., Oct 2019, In : Social Networks. 59, p. 171-183 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle