I am a Professor of Statistics and (by courtesy) Computer Science. My research interests include statistical/machine learning, probabilistic graph models, image analysis, and applications in biomedicine, engineering, and meteorology.

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My current research work includes high dimensional clustering and classification, learning in the Wasserstein metric space, hidden Markov models, and applications in biomedicine, computational psychology, and meteorology. Please refer to my recent publications for details.

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Current Doctoral Students

  • Vincent Pisztora
  • Lixiang Zhang
  • Thinh Doan
  • Sebastian Pena
  • Zhuomin Zhang



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