About me

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  • June 1, 2021. Our Python library shrike that aids compliant experiments in the Azure Machine Learning Platform was released in github.
  • May 27, 2021. My paper “Unified Principal Component Analysis for Sparse and Dense Functional Data under Spatial Dependency” was published in Journal of Business & Economic Statistics.
  • December 6, 2020. The Python library FLAML for fast and lightweight automated machine learning tookit has been released to public on PyPI.
  • April 15, 2020. Our paper “Modeling and Regionalization of China’s PM2.5 Using Spatial-Functional Mixture Model” was accepted by Journal of American Statistical Association.
  • December 8-14, 2019. I attended NeurIPS 2019 in Vancouver, Canada.
  • October 21-25, 2019. I visited Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Boston, and attended Harvard Data Science Initiative Conference.
  • June 15, 2019. I participated in the ACM-IMS Interdisciplinary Summit on the Foundations of Data Science in San Francisco, CA.
  • May 30, 2019. I gave an e-poster on “Estimating Plant Growth Curves and Derivatives by Modeling Crowdsourced Imaged-based Data” at the 2019 Symposium on Data Science and Statistics in Bellevue, WA.
  • February 12, 2019. Our paper titled “Random Forest Prediction Intervals” has been accepted by The American Statistician. Its R package rfinterval is avaialbe on CRAN.
  • Our research work about Constructing a Graph from User Implicit Feedback has been accepted by the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE19).
  • January 10, 2019. I gave a 30-min talk at Facebook Headquarter in Menlo Park, CA.
  • December 24, 2018. Our paper titled “Optimal Designs for Genomic Prediction in Hybrid Crops” was accepted by Molecular Plant.
  • December 13, 2018. I gave a presentation in Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH.
  • December 5-8, 2018. I visited School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne and gave a talk on spatially dependent functional data.
  • 2018 - 2019. I serve on the International Student Advisory Board, Iowa State University.
  • July 28 - August 2, 2018. I attended and gave an oral talk at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, Canada.
  • May 21, 2018. I started to work as a data scientist intern at eBay advertising for the next three months.
  • May 16, 2018. I received the SAMSI Travel Award for presenting at the Symposium on Data Science and Statistics in Reston, Virginia.
  • May 7, 2018. I presented a poster at the Conference on Predictive Inference and Its Applications in Ames, IA.
  • April 21 - April 28, 2018. I visited the Department of Statistics at University of California, Riverside.
  • March 24 - March 27, 2018. I attended the ENAR Spring Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • May, 2017. I was elected as the President of the Iowa STAT-ers for 2017-18.