NC State
Functional Data Analysis Lab

Principal Investigators

Arnab Maity, Associate Professor

Research Interests: I am interested in functional data analysis, kernel machine regression, and semiparametric regression and inference, with a wide range of applications in gene and environmental studies, environmental epidemiology, and epigentics.
Website: http://www4.stat.ncsu.edu/~maity/,

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Ana-Maria Staicu, Associate Professor

Research Interests: My research interests are primarily in functional data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, nonparametric statistics, and brain imaging analysis. This work has been applied to brain tractography studies of MS and brain imaging studies, wearable computing, animal studies, and environmental studies.
Website: http://www4.stat.ncsu.edu/~staicu/

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Luo Xiao, Assistant Professor

Research Interests: I am interested in developing nonparametric and functional data methods and associated softwares with primary applications in wearable computing, neuro-imaging and other biostatistical fields.
Website: http://www4.stat.ncsu.edu/~xiao/

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Students/Post-Docs

Current Students/Post-Docs

Mityl Biswas, PhD Student

Advisor: Arnab Maity (Expected Graduation: 2019)

Research interests: My current project involves hypothesis testing on regressing functional data on scalar variables.

 

 

 

 

 

Kara Martinez, PhD Student

Advisor: Arnab Maity (Expected Graduation: 2020)

Research Interests: My current research focuses on robust kernel machine methods with applications to genetic association testing involving non-normal responses.

 

 

 

 

Zekun (Jack) Xu, PhD Student

Advisors: Ana-Maria Staicu & Eric Laber (Expected Graduation: 2020)

Research Interests: My research interests are in the applications of hidden Markov model and Markov decision process in the field of wearable computing, dynamic treatment regime, and machine learning. My current project is about finding optimal treatment regime among patients with a latent disease state trajectory, where the number of decision stages are random.

 

 

 

Joonho Gong, PhD Student

Advisors: Arnab Maity (Expected Graduation: 2021)

Research Interests: My current research focuses on functional data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, numerical optimization, ensemble method and classification.

 

 

 

 

Salil Koner, PhD Student

Advisors: Arnab Maity & Ana-Maria Staicu (Expected Graduation: 2021)

Research Interests: My research interests include functional data analysis, longitudinal data, variable selection in statistical modeling. I enjoy working on both theory as well as data application. Broadly, I would love to work on any domain in statistics as I am at the very beginning of my career.

 

Caleb Weaver, PhD Student

Advisor: Luo Xiao (Expected Graduation: 2022)

Research Interests: My research interests are in statistical machine learning, optimization, and multivariate analysis.

 

 

 

Ruonan Li, PhD Student

Advisor: Luo Xiao (Expected Graduation: 2022)

Research Interests: My research interests are in the application of functional data. My current projects involve functional mixed effect model and latent factor model for multivariate functional data.

 

 

 

 

Lin Xiao, PhD Student

Advisor: Luo Xiao (Expected Graduation: 2022)

My research interests include multiview data, structural learning.

 

 

 

 

Alumni

Wanying Ma, PhD Student

Advisor: Luo Xiao (Graduated: 2019)

Dissertation: New Functional Data Methods for Neuroimaging Data.

Website: https://wma9.github.io/

 

 

 

 

Rahul Ghoshal, PhD Student

Advisor: Arnab Maity (Graduated: 2019)

Dissertation: Hypothesis Testing and Variable Selection in Functional Concurrent Regression Model.

 

 

 

Stephanie Chen, PhD Student

Advisor: Luo Xiao & Ana-Maria Staicu (Graduated: 2019)

Dissertation: Hypothesis Testing for Functional and Repeated Measurements Data.

Website: https://stchen3.github.io/

First Job: Research Scientist, Eli Lilly.

 

 

 

Saebitna Oh, PhD Student

Advisor: Ana-Maria Staicu & Arnab Maity (Graduated: 2019)

Dissertation: Significance Tests for Longitudinal Functional Data.

First Job: Shinhan Bank, Korea.

 

 

 

 

Md Nazmul Islam, PhD Student

Advisor: Ana-Maria Staicu & Jonathan Stallings (Graduated: 2018)

Dissertation: Functional Data Analysis with Applications in Animal Science and Biomedical Engineering.

First Job: Research Associate, United Health.

 

 

 

Meredith King, PhD Student

Advisor: Ana-Maria Staicu (Graduated: 2018)

Dissertation: New Methods for Complex Problems in Functional Data Analysis.

First Job: Data Scientist, Northrop Grumman.

 

 

 

 

 

Haoyu Wang, PhD Student

Advisor: Arnab Maity & Brian Reich (Graduated: 2019)

Dissertation: Advances and Applications of Nonparametric Statistics.

First Job: Research Statistician Developer, SAS

 

So Young Park, PhD Student

Advisor: Ana-Maria Staicu (Graduated: 2017)

Dissertation: Longitudinal Functional Data Analysis with Biomedical Applications.

First Job: Research Scientist, Eli Lilly.

 

Cai Li, PhD Student

Advisor: Luo Xiao & Ana-Maria Staicu (Graduated: 2017)

Dissertation: Statistical Methods for Functional and Complex Data.

First Job: Post-doc, NCSU Statistics