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7/93 - present Professor, University of California, Davis, Department of Statistics
7/07 - present Director, Statistical Laboratory, University of California, Davis
7/99 - 6/03 Chair, Department of Statistics, University of California, Davis
7/88 - 6/93 Associate Professor, University of California, Davis, Division of Statistics
7/87 - 6/88 Associate Professor, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Statistics
7/84 - 6/87 Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis, Division of Statistics
8/82 - 6/84

Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science


Editorial Service:

  • Associate Editor, Biometrika, since 2012
  • Co-Editor, Oxford Statistical Science Series, Oxford University Press, since 2010
  • Associate Editor, Bernoulli, since 2010
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, since 2008
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Royal Statistical Society, Series B (2005-2008)
  • Editor, Statistica Sinica (2002-2005)
  • Co-Editor, Sankhya (1999-2001)
  • Associate Editor, Statistica Sinica (1996-2002)

Program Chair and Conference Organization

  • Member, organizing committee to develop a workshop on future research directions in statistics, in conjunction with the International Year of Statistics (statistics2013.org), since 2012
  • Program Committee, 2nd International Clinical Statistical Meeting, Beijing, July 2012
  • Co-Organizer, Transition Workshop for the Analysis of Object Data Program, SAMSI, June 2011
  • Program Committee, Graybill Conference, June 2011, Colorado State University
  • Co-Organizer, SAMSI Workshop “On the Interface of Longitudinal and Functional Data”, Oct. 2010
  • Program Committee, First International Clinical Statistics Meeting, Beijing July 2010
  • Program Committee, ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium, June 2009
  • Bernoulli Program Chair, for the 56th ISI Session in Lisbon, Portugal, 2007
  • Member of the Bernoulli Program Committee for the 55th ISI Session in Sydney, Australia, 2005
  • Member, Program Committee, Second Lehman Symposium, Rice University, May 2004
  • IMS Program Chair for the 2003 Joint Statistical Meeting in San Francisco
  • Member, Scientific Program Committee of the International Conference on Reliability and Survival Analysis, Columbia, South Carolina, May 2003
  • Member, Scientific Program Committee, Conference on Nonparametric Statistics, Crete, Greece, July 2002
  • Chair of the Organizing Committee for the 2002 Joint AMS-IMS-SIAM Summer Research Conference in Mount Holyoke College on “Emerging Issues in Longitudinal Data Analysis”
  • Program Chair for the IMS Asian and Pacific Regional Meeting in 1997

Professional Service:

  • Member, Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies COPSS Award committee, since 2011
  • Member, Institute of Mathematical Statistics representative for the Joint Committee for Women in Mathematics, since 2011
  • Member, International Chinese Statistical Association Awards Committee, since 2010
  • Member, Committee to Select Editors for the Journal of Nonparametrics, 2011
  • Institute of Mathematical Statistics Committee on Nominations, 2010-2011
  • Co-Chair, International Chinese Statistical Association Constitution Committee, 2010 and 2011
  • Program Co-leader for 2010-2011 One year program on “Analysis of Object Data”, Statistics and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI), Triangle Park, North Carolina, funded by NSF
  • Member, American Statistical Association Noether Awards Committee, 2010
  • Member, Institute of Mathematical Statistics Council Committee on Meeting Co-sponsorship 2009-2011
  • Member, Committee to select Editors for the International Chinese Statistical Association, 2009
  • Chair, Nonparametric Section of the American Statistical Association, 2010 (Chair Elect in 2009 and Past Chair in 2011
  • Member of NIH P01 Special Emphasis Panel for National Cancer Institute, June 2009
  • Chair, Committee for Student Awards, International Chinese Statistical Association, Applied Symposium, 2009
  • President, International Chinese Statistical Association (2008)
  • Member, NIH BMRD study section (2006-2010)
  • Member, Deming Lecture Committee, American Statistical Association (2004-2006)
  • Member, Institute of Mathematical Statistics Council (2002-2005, 2008-2011)
  • Member, ASA Fellow Committee (2001-2003)
  • Member, IMS Fellow Committee (2000-2002)
  • Various NSF review panels

Administrative Service:

  • Director, Statistics Laboratory (since 2007)
  • Department Chair (1999-2003)
  • Chair of the Graduate Group in Statistics (1999-2001)
  • Distinguished Lecturer, IMS Asia Pacific Rim Meeting, Tsukuba, Japan, 2012
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, elected 2011
  • Plenary Speaker, 4th Lehmann Symposium, Rice University, 2011
  • Distinguished Service Award, International Chinese Statistical Association, 2010
  • Plenary speaker, International workshop in Theoretical and Applied Statistics, University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria, 2010
  • ILSONG Lecture, Korean Statistical Society, 2009
  • Medallion Lecture of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 2007
  • Faculty Development Program Award, University of California, 1986, 2006
  • Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute, elected 2001
  • Fellow of the American Statistical Association, elected 1998
  • Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, elected 1998
  • Milken Family Foundation Terms Associate Professorship, 1987-1988


  • Jinjiang He, Cong Xu, Xiaoke Zhang, Yang Zhou (current)
  • Yu-Ru Su (2011) - National Chung-Kun University
  • Meng Mao (2010) - Clinical Research Department, Medtronic
  • Ciren Jiang (2009) - Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Kun Chen (2008) - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Wei Yu (2006), Statistician, Genentech Inc., San Francisco, CA
  • Jimin Ding (2006), Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Yi-Kuan Tseng (2005), National Central University, Taiwan
  • Fang Yao (2003), Toronto University (Co-Advisor: Hans-Georg Müller)
  • Wei Wang (2001), Harvard Medical School
  • Gary He (1999), California Department of Health Services
  • Sam Chong (1999), Wecker Associates, Inc., Novato, CA
  • William B. Capra (1996), Director, Genentech Inc. San Francisco, CA (Co-Advisor: Hans-Georg Müller)
  • Sam Hawala (1994), US Bureau of Census, Washington, D.C.
  • ülkü Uzunogullari (1990), Professor, Faculty of Engineering at Bilkent University, Turkey