I am an associate professor (with early tenure) of statistics at University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am also a faculty affiliate in the Mathematical Foundations of Machine Learning, Institute for Foundations of Data Science (IFDS), Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA), a semester-long visiting faculty fellow in IPAM at UCLA (2021) and Simons Institute at UC Berkeley (2022). Prior to UW-Madison, I did a joint postdoc in Computer Science at UC Berkeley and in Math+Biology at UPenn (2016-2018), PhD in Statistics at University of Chicago (2015), and BS in Math at Fudan University (2010).

My research lies in the intersection of statistics, machine learning, and genetics. I am the recipient of the NSF CAREER award DMS-2141865 (sole PI), NSF DMS-1915978 (sole PI), NSF EF-2133740 (UW-Madison PI), five best paper awards (with me as advisor) from ASA, IMS and NESS, and several outstanding researcher awards from Genetics/CS communities ASHJ, IGES, ICML, and NeurIPS. See open positions in my group.

My baby boy Yiheng (奕珩) likes Kong Fu.