Biostatistics & Epidemiology

Faculty Profile

  • Yaqun Wang, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

  • Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Keywords
Precision medicine; Dynamic gene expression and gene-environment interaction analysis; gene network modeling; longitudinal data analysis; QTL mapping and statistical genetics; big data.

Biography
Dr. Wang is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He received his PhD degree in Statistics from The Pennsylvania State University and Master degree in Computer Science from Zhejiang University, China.

Research Interests
Dr. Wang is interested in developing statistical models and algorithms that are motivated by practical problems from sciences and engineering, and applying them to uncover the underlying patterns in complex data. Benefiting from his strong computer science background, he has the ability to handle/manage large-scale data. His current research mainly focuses on dynamic network modeling, longitudinal data analysis and their applications to computational biology, genetics and medical research. He is also interested in interdisciplinary research involving Big Data and working on models at the interface of statistics and computer science.

Scholarly Activities
Peer Reviewer, Statistics in Medicine

Peer Reviewer, Briefings in Bioinformatics

Peer Reviewer, International Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimization

Peer Reviewer, Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling

Peer Reviewer, BMC Genetics

Peer Reviewer, PLoS ONE

Peer Reviewer, Journal of Probability and Statistics

Social Media & Websites
Personal Website: https://sites.google.com/site/yxw179/