CCGS: GSB 4250

(Genome Sciences Building)

Phone: (919) 962-4475


STOR:  Hanes Hall 354

Phone: (919) 843-1899

Fax:   (919) 962-1279


Yufeng Liu


Department of Statistics and Operations Research

Department of Genetics

Department of Biostatistics


Carolina Center for Genome Sciences

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC)


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

CB 3260, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

yfliu at email dot unc dot edu


Ph.D. (2004) The Ohio State University

M.S. (2001) The Ohio State University

B.S. (1999) Nankai University

Selected Honors and Awards

       Elected Member 每 The International Statistical Institute (ISI), 2014.

       Elected Fellow 每 The American Statistical Association (ASA), 2013.

       Ruth and Phillip Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement, UNC, 2010.

       Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation, 2008.

       UNC Junior Faculty Development Award, 2006.

       Ransom Marian Whitney Research Award, Statistics, The Ohio State University, 2004.

       Paper Competition Award Winner for the ASA*s Sections on Statistical Computing and Graphics, 2003.

Faculty Positions

7/2013 每 present: Professor (with tenure), UNC-Chapel Hill.

7/2009 每 6/2013: Associate Professor (with tenure), UNC-Chapel Hill.

7/2004 每 6/2009: Assistant Professor (tenure track), UNC-Chapel Hill.

Research Interests

       Statistical Machine Learning and Data Mining

       High-dimensional Data Analysis

       Nonparametric Statistics and Functional Estimation


       Design and Analysis of Experiments

Selected Professional Services

       Chair-Elect, Chair, Section on Statistical Learning and Data Mining of ASA, 2014-2015.

       Program Chair-Elect, Program Chair, Section on Statistical Learning and Data Mining of ASA, 2012-2013.

       Associate Editor (2013 每 present), Journal of Royal Statistical Society, Series B.

       Associate Editor (2011 每 2014), Statistica Sinica.

       Guest Editor (2011 每 2012), A Special Issue for Statistical and Its Interface.

       Associate Editor (2008 每 2011), Journal of the American Statistical Association (Theory and Methods).




      STOR 665 (Applied Statistics II): Spring 2010, Spring 2013.

      STOR 891 (Statistical Machine Learning and Data Mining), Spring 2007, Spring 2015.

      STOR 151 (STAT 11): Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2009.

      STOR 664 (STAT 174: Applied Statistics I):  Fall 2007, Fall 2010, Fall 2015.

Other Links

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