About Me

I am currently working as an Associate Principle Scientist, Biostatistics in Merck & Co., Inc. I earned my Ph.D. in Statistics from Department of Mathematical Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2017 (joint Ph.D. at Rutgers University). My dissertation was Topics on Multiple Hypotheses Testing and Generalized Linear Model, advised by Dr. Wenge Guo and Dr. Sunil Dhar. I also received my Master in Applied Statistics from NJIT.

My research interests include:
Theory: Multiple Hypotheses Testing (MHT), Selective Inference, Adaptive Design, Group Sequential Design, Bayesian Design, Mixed Model
Application: Machine Learning, Data Mining, Statistical Computing (R, Python), Data Visualization (EDA, D3, ggplot2, plotly, etc.).

"Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful." --- Dr. George Box

My hometwon is Tianjin, which is one of the four national central cities of China.

    Recent Honor & Awards
  • Merck MS&T Innovation Award (2018)
  • GSA Travel Award for Presentation in Joint Statistical Meeting (2017)
  • Travel Award for 3MRP Presentation (2017)
  • ASA NCB Conference the Best Student Poster Award (2017)
  • Certificate of Distinction for Dana Knox Research Showcase (2017)
  • Ahluwalia Doctoral Fellowship Award (2016)
  • NSF I-Corps Student Entrepreneur Grant (2016)
  • Graduate Student Scholarship Award (2013-2017)
  • Graduate Student Summer Research Award (2014S, 2015S)
  • GSA Annual Contribution Reward (2013-2015)

Work Experience

September 2017 - Present

Merck & Co., Inc.

Assoc. Prin. Scientist, Biostatistics

Associate Principle Biostatistician: Support late stage oncology clinical trials

Sr. Scientist, Biostatistcs

Senior Biostatistician: Support late stage oncology clinical trials

Sr. Scientist, Quant. Sciences

Senior Statistician: Support multiple drug development projects

September 2016 - August 2017

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Teaching Assistant: Recitation instructor for Calculus courses

May 2016 - August 2016

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Ph.D. Biostatistics Internship, Biostatistics and Data Management

February 2013 - May 2016

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Teaching Assistant: Instructor for several math and statistics courses, tutor for computing software

March 2013 - October 2013

New Jersey Department of Highway Traffic Safety

Research Assistant


Ph.D. Degree in Mathematical Sciences

Track: Applied Statistics

2012 - 2017

NJIT & Rutgers University

M.Sc. Degree in Applied Statistics

2012 - 2017

New Jersey Institute of Technology

B.Sc. Degree in Statistics

Track: Actuarial Science and Risk Management

2008 - 2012

Tianjin University of Finance and Economics

High School Diploma

2005 - 2008

Yaohua High School


R Programming 90%
SAS 90%
SQL 85%
Statistics 95%
Clinical Trials Design 90%
Data Analysis90%
Data Visualization 90%

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