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PhD Placements

Recent PhD Graduates

The following gives the current employer (if known) and the dissertation topics of recent PhD graduates:

Oscar Zarate, 2020
Data Scientist, Microsoft

Yiben Yang, 2020
Research Scientist, Facebook

Yang Yu, 2020

Austin Alleman, 2020
Data & Applied Scientist, Microsoft

Yuanjing Ma, 2020

Pan Wang, 2019
Senior Biostatistician, Vanda Pharmaceuticals

Ruimin Zhu, 2019

Mindy Hong, 2019
Post Doctoral Fellow, Northwestern University / Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Minhui Zheng, 2019
Data Scientist, Capital One

Yishu Wei, 2019
Research Scientist, Facebook

Wenqian Wang, 2019
Data Scientist, LinkedIn Corporation

Yuan Li, 2018
Data scientist, Google, Inc.

Bin Xiong, 2018
Assistant Vice President, Citi

Jingsi Zhang, 2018
Data Scientist, Walmart Labs

Jacob Schauer, 2018
Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine

Rachel Ktsanes, 2017
Dissertation:  Design and Analysis of Trials for Developing Adaptive Treatment Strategies in Complex Clustered Settings

Grace Yoon, 2017
Postdoc, Texas A&M University
Dissertation:  Topics of Variable Selection in Biomedical Data Mining

Wendy Chan, 2016
Assistant Professor at University of Pennsylvania
Dissertation: Extensions to the Generalizability of Experiments in the Social Sciences

Yi Gao, 2016
Statistician at Google

Xiaofei Hu, 2016
Dissertation:Volatility Estimation for Integer-valued Financial Time Series

Zachary Seeskin, 2016
Statistician at NORC at the University of Chicago
Dissertation: Topics on Official Statistics and Statstical Policy

Arend M. Kuyper, 2015
Assistant Professor of Instruction, Northwestern University
Dissertation: An Alternative Method for Teacher Evaluation When Using Student Test Score Data

Fengqing (Zoe) Zhang, 2015
Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences
Dissertation: Statistical Modeling for High Dimensional Structured Data with Application to Neuroimaging

Qingyang Zhang, 2015
Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Arkansas
Dissertation: Learning Sparse Bayesian Network with Mixed Variables and its Application to Cancer Systems Biology

Cheng Li, 2014
Assistant professor at the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore
Dissertation Title:  On Likelihood-free Bayesian Inference, Model Selection and Risk Minimization for Increasing Dimensional Data.

Yu Zhao, 2014
Dissertation: On Asymptotic Distributions and Confidence Intervals for LIFT Measures in Data Mining

Kenneth McCallum, 2013 
Postdoc, Columbia University
Dissertation: Modeling Read Distributions In High-throughput Sequencing Datasets

James Pustejovsky, 2013 
Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin
Dissertation: Operationally Comparable Effect Sizes for Meta-Analysis of Single-Case Research*
*His thesis won the American Educational Research Association’s Outstanding Quantitative Dissertation Award for 2013.

Dong Xi, 2013
Novartis, NJ
Dissertation: Topics in Gatekeeping and Group Sequential Procedures for Multiple Endpoints

Juanjuan Li, 2012
inVentiv Health Clinical, NJ
Dissertation: Bayesian Variable Selection for High-Dimensional Clustering

Eduardo Fonseca Mendes, 2012 
Australian School of Business, UNSW
Dissertation: Convergence rates and model selection for mixture of experts

Huanhuan Wang, 2012

JP Morgan, Bejing
Dissertation: Univariate ARMA-AGARCH & Multivariate ARMA-GARCH Modeling

Elizabeth (Beth) Tipton, 2011
Assistant Professor at Teacher’s College, Columbia University
Dissertation: Methods for Generalizing from Experiments

Yi Wu, December 2011 
Novartis, NJ
Dissertation: Adaptive Group Sequential Procedures for Multiple Endpoints with Gatekeeping Restrictions

LiLi Yao, 2011 
Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Dissertation: Prediction of Binary Response Variable in Panel Data

Yuan Liao, 2010 
Associate Professor of Economics at Rutgers University
Dissertation: Bayesian Analysis in Partially Identified Parametric and Nonparametric Models

Kunyang Shi, 2010

Forest Laboratories, NJ
Dissertation: Power and Sample Size Determination for Dose Finding  and Multiple Endpoints

Lingyun Liu, 2009 

Cytel in Cambridge, MA
Dissertation: Topics in Multiple Comparisons: Weighted Hochberg and Gatekeeping Procedures

Christopher Rhoads

Northwestern University
Dissertation: Utilizing external information about the covariance structure in experiments with clustering

Haoliang Song, 2007

Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Dissertation: Synthetic Bias Estimation in Small Area Estimation

Xin Wang, 2006

Dissertation: Gatekeeping Procedures for Multiple Endpoints

Jiaxiao Shi, 2006

Kaiser Permanente
Dissertation: Improved Estimation of the Proportion of True Null Hypotheses with Applications to Adaptive Control of FDR and Drug Screening

Zhiping Sun, 2005

Dissertation: Generalized Lifetime Regression with Censoring

Heping He, 2004

Dissertation: Higher-Order Asymptotic Normality of Approximations to the Modified Signed Likelihood Ratio Statistic for Regular Models with Two Applications

Gary Harntsbarger, 2002

Dissertation: Identification limits in survival analysis with dependent loss to follow-up

Alexandre Xavier Ywata de Carvalho, 2002

Dissertation: Mixtures-of-experts of generalized linear time series

Hua Li, 2001

Dissertation: An experimental response model for bivariate association

Shuguang Huang, 2001

Dissertation: Higher-order inference in models for censored survival data

Brent Logan, 2001
Department of Biostatistics, Medical College of Wisconsin
Dissertation: Contributions to multiple endpoints and dose finding

Xiangyang Liu, 2000

Johnson and Johnson
Dissertation: Model selection for unbiased estimating equations

Shengyan Hong, 1998
Abbott Laboratories
Dissertation: Automatic Bandwidth Selection and Data-Driven Estimators in a Semiparametric Regression Model

Joan Z. Yu, 1998

Risk Management, Household Credit Services
Dissertation: Bayesian Model Comparison: Computation of the Marginal Likelihood

Jason A. Osborne, 1997

Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University
Dissertation: Inference for Exponential Order Statistics Models

Yi-Lin Chiu, 1997

Clinical Statistics, Abbott Laboratories
Dissertation: Measures of Association and Regression Models for Ordinal Variables

Jill R. Glassman, 1995
Intersystems, Inc., and Columbia University
Dissertation: Estimation of Spectral Moments and the Classification of Spatial-Temporal Electrical Patterns during Ventricular Fibrillation

Edward C. Malthouse, 1995

Integrated Marketing Communications Department, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
Dissertation: Nonlinear Partial Least Squares

Daniel B. Hall, 1994

Department of Statistics, University of Georgia
Dissertation: Extended Generalized Estimating Equations for Longitudinal Data

Paul Coe, 1993
Dominican University
Dissertation: Exact Repeated Confidence Intervals for Binomial Parameters in Group Sequential Experiments

Eric D. Nordmoe, 1993

Department of Mathematics, Kalamazoo College
Dissertation: Entropy-Based Prediction of Categorical Response Variables in Scanner Panel Data

Jiahe Qian, 1993
Educational Testing Service
Dissertation: Minimum Mean Square Error Estimation in Stratified Sampling

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