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Di He

Di He is visiting School of Statistics under the supervision of Professor Hui Zou from September 2015 to September 2017. He got his bachelor degree in Shandong University, China, and master degree in Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China, both in Statistics. He is a PhD student of SHUFE currently, and his supervisor in China is Professor Yong Zhou. He's research interests include high-dimensional feature screening, data mining, and financial time series.

David S. Matteson

David S. Matteson is Assistant Professor of Statistical Science at Cornell University, where he is a member of the ILR School, Center for Applied Mathematics, Field of Operations Research, and the Program in Financial Engineering, and teaches statistics and financial engineering. Professor Matteson received his PhD in Statistics at the University of Chicago (2008) and his BSB in Finance, Mathematics, and Statistics at the University of Minnesota (2003). He has received a CAREER Award (2015) from the National Science Foundation, a Faculty Research Award from the Xerox Foundation (2014), and Best Paper Awards from the annual R/Finance conference (2011, 2013) and the National Association of Rehabilitation Research (2014). He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association-Theory and Methods, Biometrics, and Statistica Sinica. He is an Officer for the Business and Economic Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association, and a member of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the International Biometric Society. He is coauthor of Statistics and Data Analysis for Financial Engineering (2nd ed., Springer, 2015). His research interests include multivariate time series, signal processing, econometrics, spatio-temporal modeling, dimension reduction, machine learning, biostatistics, Bayesian analysis, nonparametrics, functional data, and many applications, including emergency medical services, biophysics, sustainable energy, neuroscience, finance and economics.

Yan Li

Yan Li is visiting School of Statistics under the supervision of Professor Galin Jones from July 2015 to July 2016. She graduated from Central South University in 2009 and got her Ph.D in Mathematics. She is an associate professor in School of Insurance and Economics, University of International Business and Economics, China. Her research interests include optimal control, Markov processes, risk theory and actuarial science.

Gul Inan

Gul Inan is visiting School of Statistics under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Lan Wang from April 15th, 2015 to April 14th, 2016. She has a PhD in Statistics from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. Her research interests include methodology for correlated/longitudinal data analysis (e.g., marginal, random effects and marginalized multilevel models), joint modelling of different response types (e.g., censored, overdispersed, incomplete), and computational statistics (e.g., numerical integration and optimization).