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Wenyu Gao, Ph.D.

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Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VAPh.D.08/2020Statistics
Columbia University, New York, NYM.A.12/2014Statistics
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong KongB.Sc05/2013Statistics; Double Major Finance

I'm a statistician passionate to solve real world applications with statistical models. Currently, I'm working on improving the accuracy of cancer detection at an early stage using cell-free DNA (cfDNA) sequencing data. My methodological research has been focusing on nonparametric Bayesian functional analyses, including functional variable selection and functional clustering. In particular, I work with Dirichlet process mixture models. My other research areas include high dimensional data analyses, statistical genetics and efficient Bayesian approaches.

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