Lijun Wang


Hi :smiley: ! My name is Lijun Wang. I am a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Biostatistics at Yale University, advised by Prof. Hongyu Zhao.

Previously, I earned my Ph.D. in the Department of Statistics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2022, under the supervision of Prof. Xiaodan Fan. In 2021, I had the privilege of being a visiting scholar in the Department of Statistics at Harvard University, where I collaborated with Prof. Jun S. Liu.

Before pursuing my Ph.D., I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Statistics from School of Mathematical Sciences, Zhejiang University in 2018. I was also honored to minor in the Advanced Honor Class of Engineering Education (ACEE).

Research Interests

My primary research interests involve developing statistical approaches to address real-world problems, from analyzing single-cell omics data in genomics to studying star formation in astrophysics. Specifically, I was/am working on

  • Statistical/Machine Learning
  • Nonparametric Statistics
  • Bayesian Inference
  • Post-selection Inference
  • :hospital: Survival Analysis
  • :microscope: Cell Tracking (Computer Vision)
  • :stars: Star Formation (Astrophysics)
  • :dna: GWAS, TWAS, Single-cell

Selected Awards

  • 2018 - 2022: Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)
  • 2021: Overseas Research Award, CUHK
  • 2017: CSC Research Award
  • 2015: National Scholarship in China

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