Honglang Wang
PhD in Statistics, Dual PhD in Quantitative Biology
Department of Statistics and Probability
College of Natural Science
Michigan State University
Email: wangho16 [at] stt [dot] msu [dot] edu

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Brief Bio

I was born in Shaoxing, a beautiful and fast-developing city in China. I got my Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from Department of Mathematics, Tianjin University in 2007. I studied in Center of Mathematical Sciences, Zhejiang University and graduated as a Master in 2010. I am now a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University, working with my advisors Yuehua Cui and Ping-Shou Zhong. I am also working with my advisor C. Robin Buell on the Potato Project for my dual PhD program in Quantitative Biology.

See my Curriculum Vitae for more information.

Research Direction

In general, I am interested in statistics and its applicaitons in various fields. In particular, on methedology side, I am working on Empirical Likelihood (EL) approach in statistical testing, especially in Functional Data Analysis (FDA), High Dimensional Data Analysis and Missing Data Analysis. And on application side, I mainly focus on statistical genetics, including Next Generation Sequecing Data Analysis. In addition, I am also interested in Bayesian analysis, machine learning, graphical modeling and linear mixed models.

Research Projects at MSU

Unified tests for functional linear models and the transition phase from sparse to dense functional data
Honglang Wang, Ping-Shou Zhong, Yuehua Cui, Yehua Li,
Submitted to Annals of Statistics

A powerful statistical method identifies novel loci associated with diastolic blood pressure triggered by nonlinear gene-environment interaction [PDF]
Honglang Wang, Tao He, Cen Wu, Ping-Shou Zhong, Yuehua Cui,
BMC Proceedings 2014, 8(Suppl 1):S61 (17 June 2014)


1, Organizing 2015 Summer Short Course: Neuroimaging Data Analysis, Instructor: Mark Reimers, May 26, June 2, June 9, @ MSU
2, Paper Discussion on "Adaptive Global Testing for Functional Linear Models" Jing Lei. (2014, JASA), April. 3rd, 2015 @ Statistical Genetics/Genomics Journal Club @ MSU
3, ENAR 2015---Unified empirical likelihood ratio tests for low dimensional inference in high dimensional linear models, March. 17, 2015 @ Miami, Florida
4, Research Talk---Empirical Likelihood Meets Functional Data, Oct. 22, 2014 @ Statistics Student Seminar (SSS) @ MSU
5, Paper Discussion on "Joint analysis of SNP and gene expression data in genetic association studies of complex diseases" Yen-Tsung Huang, Tyler J. VanderWeele, Xihong Lin. (2014, AOAS), Oct. 17, 2014 @ "Omics data integration" Journal Club @ MSU
6, Paper Discussion on "Regularization Methods for High-Dimensional Instrumental Variables Regression With an Application to Genetical Genomics" Wei Lin, Rui Feng and Hongzhe Li. (2014, JASA), Sep. 19, 2014 @ "Omics data integration" Journal Club @ MSU
7, Tutorial on LASSO---Demisifying Lasso, Sep. 3, 10, 17, 2014 @ Statistics Student Seminar (SSS) @ MSU


2012 Summer, Intro Stats (STT200)
2013 Summer, Intro Prob & Stat for Business (STT315)


2011 Fall-2012 Spring, Chairman of Statistics Student Seminars (SSS).
2012 Fall-2013 Spring, Chairman of Statistics Student Seminars (SSS) on Graphical Models.
2013 Fall, Chairman of Statistics Student Seminars (SSS) on Paper Reading.

Honors and Awards

College of Natural Science US15 Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2015)
College of Natural Science US14 Dissertation Continuation Fellowship (2014)
William L Harkness Teaching Award, Michigan State University (2014)
Travel Award of GAW18 (2012)
Second-class Award of Honor for Graduate, Zhejiang University (2008)
First Prize in the 13th National Graduate Summer School in Mathematics (2008)
Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Tianjin University (2005-2006)
6th Outstanding Student of Science and Technology in Tianjin University (2005)
Tianjin University—Yuandong Chunguang Scholarship (2005)
Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Tianjin University (2004)


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