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Liu Yu Feng

Faculty Position

Liu Yufeng is associate professor in the Department of Statistics, North Carolina University at Chapel Hill.

Main Research Areas

His research mainly focuses on statistical machine learning, nonparametric statistics, statistical bioinformatics, statistical experimental design and analysis. He has devised a number of new statistical methods and theories in the areas of statistical classification analysis, cluster analysis, variable selection, and high-dimensional statistics.

Main Research Achievements

So far, he has led or participated in 34 theses, including magazines 8 papers published in the Journal of the American Statistical Association, a top-level academic journal, and many other first-class statistics magazines, for instance, Biometrika, Biometrics, Annals of Applied Statistics, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, Statistica Sinica.

He hosted and participated in many research grants, including the five-year CAREER Award of US Natural Science Foundation by personal auspices, and a five-year research project of the Cancer Statistics of American Health Foundation (total funding for two projects amounts to nearly two million dollars). He participated in six major research projects supported by US Natural Science Foundation and American Health Foundation, totaling two million dollars. He also served as associate editor of Journal of the American Statistical Association.


Granted early tenure and promoted to the position of associate professor in University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009.

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (one of the highest honor awarded to American young professors), National Science Foundation, 2008.

Ruth and Phillip Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement, University of Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010. This award is the highest honor granted to a young professor at the university, and the only winner from the Department of Statistics in over a decade.