Department of Statistics and Finance
Discipline: Probability and statistics
Joined University of Science and Technology of China in 2020
Xueqin Wang is a professor of Statistics at the Department of Statistics and Finance, School of Management, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Nankai University and a Ph.D. degree in statistics from Binghamton University in 1997 and 2003. Before joining USTC in March 2020, He worked as a professor at Sun Yat-sen University, received postdoctoral training at Yale School of Public Health, and worked as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Mississippi. He was selected into the New Century Excellent Talent Program of the Ministry of Education of China in 2012 and won the Excellent Young Scholar Award in 2013. He has been a member of the Steering Committee for Statistics Education, Ministry of Education since 2013. He serves as an associate editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association - Applications and Case Studies, an associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Statistics, and an associate editor of Statistics and Its Interface. He also serves as an associate editor of Lecture Notes: Data Science, Statistics and Probability, Higher Education Press. He published over 80 research articles and monographs in theory and applications of statistical methods and several biomedical research areas, including epidemiology, genetics, and mental health. He released several open-source software packages such as Ball on the official website of R CRAN and Python PyPI with a total of 164,000 downloads. He is interested in Statistical theory and methods in statistical machine learning, biostatistics, social science with particular skills in high-dimensional statistics, non-Euclidean data analysis, Gaussian random field regression analysis, among other areas.