Yingying Fan  

Yingying Fan (On sabbatical in Fall 2015)

Associate Professor
Data Sciences and Operations Department
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089

fanyingy (at) marshall.usc.edu
Office: HOH 522
Phone: (213) 740-9916
Fax: (213) 740-7313

Ph.D. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University, 2007

Advisor: Professor Jianqing Fan

Postdoc position opening[Link to apply]

Research Interests
  • High-dimensional statistical inference
  • Big data problems
  • Variable selection and classification
  • Nonparametric statistics
  • Financial econometrics

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Honors, Awards and Grants

  • The Inaugural Dr. Douglas Basil Award for Junior Business Faculty (2014)
  • Noether Young Scholar Award (2013)
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (2012-2017, PI) [News]
  • Plenary Speaker at the 2011 Institute of Mathematical Statistics Workshop on Finance, Probability, and Statistics held at Columbia University

  • 2010 Zumberge Individual Award from USC's James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Fund (2010-2011, PI)
  • 2010 Dean's Award for Research Excellence
  • NSF Grant (2009-2012, PI)
  • Princeton University Fellowship (2003-2004)
  • Excellent Undergraduate Thesis of USTC (2003)
  • Excellent Student of Anhui Province, China (2003)
  • Baogang Scholarship (2002)
  • USTC First Class Scholarship (2000-2001)