Lijian Yang

Professor (ON LEAVE)
Department of Statistics and Probability

Adjunct Professor

Center for Global Change and Earth Observations

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: (517) 353-6369
Fax: (517) 432-1405


Elected Fellow, American Statistical Association

Elected Member, International Statistical Institute

Elected Fellow, Royal Statistical Society

Editorial Responsibilities

Editor, Sankhyā Series B, 2012-

Associate Editor, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 2012-;

Associate Editor, Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, 2007-;

Associate Editor, Journal of Data Science, 2007-2012;

Associate Editor, Statistica Sinica, 2006-2011;

Associate Editor, Computational Statistics; 2000-2005

Research Interests: Non- and semi- parametric modeling of complex data (econometric/financial time series data, functional/longitudinal data, high-dimensional data, etc), confidence bands, dimension reduction

On Good Statistics Research

Misconceptions about Research

Research Funding


USA: NSF Awards DMS 9971186, 0405330, 0706518, 1007594, ASA/NSF/BLS Research Fellowship from Award SES 0127722, 1999-2013

Germany: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Sonderforschungsbereich 373 “Quantifikation und Simulation Oekonomischer Prozesse” 1995-2002

Singapore: NUS RMI Credit Rating Grant, 2010

China: Jiangsu Specially-Appointed Professor Program SR10700111, 2011-2014, Jiangsu Province Key-Discipline (Statistics) Program ZY107002, 2012-2017


Curriculum Vitae (Chinese Version 中文简历)



Former and Current Ph.D. Students (Mathematics Genealogy)



Ph. D. (1995), M.S. (1993) in Statistics

University of North Carolina, Advisor: J.S. Marron, Amos R. Hawley Distinguished Professor

B. S. (1987) in Mathematics

Peking University


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