Alumni

Department Alumni 2017 – 2011

2017 Alumni

  • Shihua Chen, MS
    Mentor:  Eben Kenah, PhD
  • Yiqing Chen, MS
    Mentor:  Yueh-Yun Chi, PhD
  • Kuei-Hsun Chiu, MS
    Mentor:  John Kairalla, PhD
  • Jing Liu, PhD
    Mentor: Sam Wu, PhD
    Thesis Dissertation Title: Improving Power For Testing Genetic Effects On Binary And Survival Outcomes Using Auxiliary Information
    Position: [redacted]
  • Huiyin Lu, MS
    Mentor:  Babette Brumback, PhD
    Position: Biostatistician, South HIV & Alcohol Research Consortium Center
  • Yushuf Sharker, PhD
    Mentor: Eben Kenah, PhD
    Thesis Dissertation Title: Pairwise Accelerated Failure Time Models For Infectious Disease Transmission Data
  • Sinjini Sikdar, PhD
    Mentor: Susmita Datta, PhD
    Thesis Dissertation Title: Statistical Methods for Analyzing Genomics Data
    Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institude of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Yang Wang, MS
    Mentor:  Baiming Zou, PhD
  • Yu Wang, MS
    Mentor:  Qinglin Pei, PhD
    Position: Data Management Analyst II, University of Florida Department of Biostatistics
  • Peng Xiao, MS
    Mentor:  Susan McGorray, PhD
  • Suwa Xu, PhD
    Mentor: Faming Liang, PhD
    Thesis Dissertation Title: Learning High-Dimensional Bayesian Networks for General Types of Random Variables
    Position: Research Scientist, Amazon Lab 126
  • Zhennan Zhu, MS
    Mentor:  Arlene Naranjo, PhD
  • Chuan Zuo, MS
    Mentor:  Yang Yang, PhD

2016 Alumni

  • Qi An, PhD & MS
    Mentor: Myron Chang, PhD
    Thesis Dissertation Title: Optimal Group Sequential Designs
    Position: Research Scientist, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Dan Chen, MS
    Mentor:  Babette Brumback, PhD
  • Shanjun Helian, PhD
    Mentor: Babette Brumback, PhD
    Thesis Dissertation Title: Structural Nested Modeling and Penalized Correlation Methods for Clinical Trials
    Position: Senior Scientist, Merck
  • Bochao Jia, MS
    Mentor: Faming Liang, PhD
    Position: Pursuing PhD in Biostatistics, University of Florida
  • Li Li, PhD
    Mentor: Babette Brumback, PhD
    Thesis Dissertation Title: Adjusting for Confounding Due to Unmeasured Characteristics That Vary across the Levels of One or Two Factors
    Position: Statistician II at Yale University
  • Yang Li, PhD
    Mentor: Myron Chang, PhD
    Thesis Dissertation Title: Population-Based Unified Cure Rate Model and Population-Based Gompertz Cure Rate Model
  • Zhaomian Li, MS
    Mentor: Peihua Qiu, PhD
  • Qianyun Li, MS
    Mentor: Faming Liang, PhD
    Position: Pursuing PhD in Biostatistics, University of Florida
  • Meng Shen, MS
    Mentor: Faming Liang, PhD
  • Qian Sun, MS
    Mentor: Meenakshi Devidas, PhD
  • Zhongkai Wang, MS
    Mentor: Babette Brumback, PhD
    Position: Pursuing PhD in Biostatistics, University of Florida
  • Hang Zhang, MS
    Mentor: Huaihou Chen, PhD
    Position: Pursuing PhD in Biostatistics, University of Miami
  • Jingnan Zhang, PhD & MS
    Mentor: Peihua Qiu, PhD
    Thesis Dissertation Title: An Early Warning System for Modeling and Monitoring Spatio-Temporal Pattern of Infectious Disease
    Position: Biostatistician, Pfizer
  • Xinrui Zhang, PhD
    Mentors: Yueh-Yun Chi, PhD and Maureen Goodenew, PhD
    Thesis Dissertation Title: Internal Pilots with the Univariate Approach to Repeated Measures
    Position: Principal Statistician, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • Bingxin Zhao, MS
    Mentor: Sam Wu, PhD
    Pursuing PhD in Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2015 Alumni

  • Samson Ghebremariam, PhD
    Mentor:  Ira Longini, PhD
    Thesis Dissertation Title:  Modeling Co-Circulating Pathogens for Cohort Studies in the Presence of High-Dimensional Missing Data and Left Censoring
  • Alexander Kirpich, PhD
    Mentor:  Ira Longini, PhD
    Thesis Dissertation Title:  Dynamic Infectious Disease Modeling Challenges Influenced by Real Life Problems
    Position:  Postdoctoral Associate, University of Florida Genetics Institute
  • Changyi Li, MS
    Mentor:  Susan McGorray, PhD
  • Qian Li, MS
    Mentor:  Susan McGorray, PhD
    Position: [redacted]
  • Yuqi Liang, MS
    Mentor:  John Kairalla, PhD
    Position: [redacted]
  • Ya Meng, PhD
    Mentor:  Yang, Yang, PhD
    Thesis Dissertation Title:  Analysis of Infectious Disease in the Presence of Missing Data in Both Outcome and Covariates
    Position: Biostatistics Manager, Sanofi Pasteur
  • Zijun Shen, MS
    Mentor:  Yueh-Yun Chi, PhD
    Position: Statistician, Sutter Health
  • Hui Zeng, PhD
    Mentor:  Sam Wu, PhD & John Kairalla, PhD
    Thesis Dissertation Title:  Graphical Approaches to Multiple Testing within 2X2 Factorial Designs
  • Wenru Zhou, MS
    Mentor:  John Kairalla, PhD
  • Yifan Zhu, PhD
    Mentor:  Ira Longini, PhD
    Thesis Dissertation Title:  Statistical Considerations in Modeling Infectious Disease Surveillance Data
    Position:  Staff Scientist, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

2014 Alumni

  • Zhuangyu Cai, PhD
    Mentor:  Babette BrumbackPhD
    Thesis Dissertation Title:  Conditional Pseudo-Likelihood and Generalized Linear Mixed Model Methods to Adjust for Confounding Due to Cluster
    Position:  Biostatistican, Smith and Nephew, Memphis, TN
  • Yijing Ding, MS
    Mentor:  Meenakshi Devidas, PhD
    Position:  Research Assistant, University of Florida
  • [name redacted] , MS
    Mentor:  Babette Brumback, PhD
  • Scott Gulig, MS
    Mentor:  Xiaomin Lu, PhD
  • Ying He, PhD
    Mentor: Samuel Wu, PhD
    Thesis Dissertation Title: On Statistical Inference of Two Adaptive Clinical Trial Designs
    Position: Assistant Professor, Clarkson University
  • Xinlei Mi, MS
    Mentor:  Babette Brumback, PhD
    Position Pursuing PhD, University of Florida
  • Justine Molas Pierson, MS
    Mentor:  Yueh-Yun Chi, PhD
    Position:  Department of Surgery, University of Florida
  • Mansi Prasad, MS
    Mentor:  Xiaomin Lu, PhD
  • Jing Tian, MS
    Mentor:  Samuel S. Wu, PhD
    Position:  Data Management Analyst I, Children’s Oncology Group, University of Florida
  • Wan Xu, MS
    Mentor: Babette Brumback, PhD
  • Shuo Zhang, MS
    Mentor:  Arlene Naranjo, PhD
    Position:  Florida Department of Transportation

2013 Alumni

  • Sijia Huang, MS
    Mentor:  Samuel S. Wu, PhD
    Position:  Pursing PhD, University of Hawaii
  • Christine Seleski, MS
    Mentor:  Meenakshi Devidas, PhD
    Position:  Research Analyst, University of Miami
  • Hui Yan, MS
    Mentor:  Arlene Naranjo, PhD
    Position:  Statistician & Biostatistician, CogState, Inc.
  • Xinrui Zhang, MS
    Mentor:  Tamekia Jones, PhD
    Position:  Pursuing PhD, University of Florida
  • Yi Zhang, MS
    Mentor:  Babette Brumback, PhD
    Position:  Quantitative Analyst, Google Inc.

2012 Alumni

  • Zhuangyi Cai, MS
    Mentor:  Babette Brumback, PhD
    Position:  Pursuing PhD, University of Florida
  • Zhulin He, PhD
    Mentor:  Babette Brumback, PhD
    Thesis Dissertation Title:  Casual Inference with Complex Sampling Designs
    Position:  Research Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
  • Amanda Richards, MS
    Mentor:  Susan McGorray, PhD
    Position:  Clinical & Translational Coordinator, AxonGen, Inc.
  • Yilun Sun, MS
    Mentor:  Myron Chang, PhD
    Position: Statistical Analyst, St. Jude Children’s Hospital Research, Memphis, TN
  • Yanpin Wang, PhD
    Mentor:  Michael Joseph Daniels, PhD
    Thesis Dissertation Title:  Inference for Correlation Matrices for Longitudinal and Ordered Data

2011 Alumni

  • Chen Si, MS
    Mentor:  Amy Cantrell, PhD
    Position:  Data Management Analyst II, University of Florida Children’s Oncology Group