Faculty
WEI, Yingying
Name WEI, Yingying
Position Assistant Professor
Email ywei [at] cuhk.edu.hk
Phone Number 3943 7922
Fax Number 2603 5188
Address LSB 111
Homepage http://www.sta.cuhk.edu.hk/ywei/
WEI, Ying Ying
Academic Background
2009     B.Sc. in Mathematics (Tsinghua University)
2014     M.S.E. in Computer Science (The Johns Hopkins University)
2014     Ph.D. in Biostatistics (The Johns Hopkins University)
Curriculum Vitae     Google Scholar

Research Interest
Statistical Genomics, Data Integration, Bayesian Statistics, Big Data
Preprint
Song FD, Chan GM, and Wei YY# (2019) Flexible Experimental Designs for Valid Single-cell RNA-sequencing Experiments Allowing Batch Effects Correction. (bioRxiv paper, parallel C++ code for BUSseq, ISMB/ECCB 2019 Video)

Selected Publications
Luo XY and Wei YY# (2019) Batch Effects Correction with Unknown Subtypes, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 114 (526) 581-594. (paper, Bioconductor R package BUScorrect)
Luo XY, Yang C#, and Wei YY# (2019) Detection of Cell-type-specific Risk-CpG Sites in Epigenome-wide Association Studies, Nature Communications, 10: 3113. (paper, Bioconductor R package HIREewas)
Dai ZW, Wong H, Yu J, and Wei YY# (2019) Batch Effects Correction for Microbiome Data with Dirichlet-multinomial Regression, Bioinformatics, 35 (5): 807–814. (paper, Bioconductor R package BDMMAcorrect)
Luo XY and Wei YY# (2018) Nonparametric Bayesian Learning of Heterogeneous Dynamic Transcription Factor Networks, Annals of Applied Statistics, 12 (3), 1749-1772. (paper, parallel C code)
Wei YY# and Wu H# (2016) Measuring the Spatial Correlations of Protein Binding Sites, Bioinformatics, 32 (12): 1766-1772. (paper, R package)
Wei YY, Tenzen T, and Ji HK# (2015) Joint Analysis of Differential Gene Expression in Multiple Studies using Correlation Motifs, Biostatistics, 16 (1) 31-46. (paper, Bioconductor R package Cormotif)
Wei YY*, Li X*, Wang Q, and Ji HK# (2012) iASeq: Integrative Analysis of Allele-specificity of Protein-DNA Interactions in Multiple ChIP-seq Datasets, BMC Genomics, 13:681. Highly accessed. (paper, Bioconductor R package iASeq)
Note: In the author list, bold indicates lab members;* represents equal contribution; and # stands for the corresponding author.

Students
Supervisee
Luo Xiangyu      Ph.D. in Statistics (2014-2018).
    Awardee of the 2016 American Statistical Association Biometrics Section Travel Award
    First Position: Tenure Track Assistant Professor at Renmin University of China
Shi Mai              Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (2014-2018). Primary Advisor: Prof. Tsui Kwok Wing Stephen
    First Position: Postdoc at School of Biomedical Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Song Fangda     Ph.D. in Statistics (2016-present)
    Awardee of the 2019 American Statistical Association Section on Statistics in Genomics and Genetics Distinguished Student Paper Award
Yuen Wing Yan   MPhil. in Statistics (2016-2018)
    First Position: Research Assistant at Prince of Wales Hospital
    Current Position: Ph.D. Student Major in Statistics at University of Maryland College Park
Other Lab Members
Chu Jing            B.S. in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Science.
    First Position: Master's Student Major in Statistics at University of Michigan
    Current Position: Quantitative Analyst in YiZhi Investment
Dai Zhenwei      B.S. in Statistics. MPhil. in Medical Sciences. MPhil Advisors: Prof. Yu Jun and Prof. Wong Hei
    First Position: Ph.D. Student Major in Statistics at Rice University
Chan Ga Ming   B.B.A. in Insurance, Financial and Actuarial Analysis.

Teaching
STAT5050 Advanced Statistical Computing     Fall 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.
STAT4001 Data Mining and Statistical Learning     Fall 2017.
STAT3006 Statistical Computing     Spring 2017, 2018, 2019.
STAT3011 Workshop on Data Analysis and Statistical Computing     Fall 2015.
STAT2102 Basic Statistical Concepts and Methods II     Spring 2015, 2016.
GECC4130 Senior Seminar     Fall 2016, 2018.

Selected Awards
2019     The W. J. Youden Award in Interlaboratory Testing, by The American Statistical Associations
2017     Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award, by Faculty of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2013     The Margaret Merrell Award, by The Johns Hopkins University
2013     ENAR Distinguished Student Paper Award, by The International Biometric Society
2012     The June B. Culley Award, by The Johns Hopkins University
2009     Excellent Graduate of Tsinghua University
2008     Meritorious Award for the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), by MAA, INFORMS, SIAM, and ASA
2006, 2007, 2008     Outstanding Academic Performance Scholarship, by Tsinghua University
2006     National Scholarship, by Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China

Research Grants
External Competitive Grants
RGC-GRF 14305319 awarded by the Research Grants Council
Title: Statistical Methods for Estimating a Set of Phylogenetic Trees
01/01/2020-31/12/2022. Principal Investigator.

RGC-GRF 14305318 awarded by the Research Grants Council
Title: Bayesian Methods for Time-to-event Data on a Social Network
01/01/2019-31/12/2020. Principal Investigator.

RGC-GRF 14306417 awarded by the Research Grants Council
Title: Bayesian Graph-valued Regression
01/01/2018-31/12/2019. Principal Investigator.

RGC-ECS 24301416 awarded by the Research Grants Council
Title: Statistical Modeling for Heterogeneous Dynamic Transcription Factor Networks
01/01/2017-31/12/2018. Principal Investigator.

Internal Grants
CUHK Direct Grants PS14429 awarded by CUHK Research Committee
Title: Integrative Modeling of Open Chromatin and DNA Methylation Status Across Cell Lines
01/04/2015-31/03/2016. Principal Investigator.
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