Faculty
FAN, Xiaodan
Name FAN, Xiaodan樊曉丹
Position Associate Professor
Email xfan [at] sta.cuhk.edu.hk
Phone Number 3943 7930
Fax Number 2603 5188
Address LSB 107
Homepage http://www.sta.cuhk.edu.hk/xfan
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Academic Background
Ph.D. in Statistics (Harvard University, Advisor: Prof. Jun S Liu)
M.S. in Pattern Recognition & Intelligent Systems (Tsinghua University, Advisor: Prof. Yanda Li)
B.E. in Automation (Tsinghua University)
Research Interest
Statistical Modeling and Computing (Bayesian inference, Monte Carlo method, Markov chain, hierarchical model, model selection);
Computational Biology / Bioinformatics;
Pattern Recognition and Classification Methods

Selected Publications

Professional Services

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics (2012-07 to Present)
  • Referee for Journals: Journal of the American Statistical Association, Annals of Applied Statistics, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, IEEE/ACM Trans. on Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, PLoS One, BMC Bioinformatics, Biometrical Journal, Current Bioinformatics, Diabetic Medicine, Computers and Electrical Engineering, IIE Transactions, Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology, Science of the Total Environment, Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Post-Genomic Era
  • 2013: Session Chair and Reviewer for contributed papers, The 59th World Statistics Congress, Hong Kong
  • 2013: Technical Program Committee Member, The IEEE China Summit and International Conference on Signal and Information Processing, Beijing, China
  • 2013: Founding Member of the Technical Interest Group on Signal and Information Processing for Bioinformatics & Bio/Medicine, The IEEE China Summit and International Conference on Signal and Information Processing, Beijing, China
  • 2011: Programme Committee Member, Workshop on Integrative Data Analysis in System Biology, The IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, Atlanta, USA
  • 2011: Session Chair, the 2011 Joint Statistical Meeting, Miami, USA
  • 2010: Programme Committee Member, Workshop on Integrative Data Analysis in System Biology, The IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, Hong Kong
  • 2010: Programme Committee Member, The 3rd International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, Yantai, China
  • 2009: International Advisory Committee Member, The International Conference on Computational and Systems Biology, Shanghai, China

Teaching

  • STAT 3004: Basic Methods in Biomedical Statistics (undergraduate course)
  • STAT 6040: Studies on Selected Topics II - Bayesian Approach for Bioinformatics Problems (postgraduate course)
  • STAT 6050: Studies on Selected Topics III - Statistical Modelling (postgraduate course)
  • STAT 3210: Statistical Techniques in Life Sciences (undergraduate course)
  • GENA 2182: Science and Modern Society (co-taught undergraduate course)
  • BMEG 5790: Bioinformatics (co-taught M.Sc. course)

My Graduate Students
Ph.D. Students

  • Shen, Linghao (Major: Information Engineering, co-supervising with Prof. Shuo-Yen Robert Li, 2013-Present)
  • Hu, Jie (Major: Statistics, 2011-Present )
  • Li, Chun (Major: Statistics, 2011-Present )
  • Li, Han (Major: Statistics, 2010-Present )
  • Jiang, Guozhi (Major: Medical Sciences, co-supervised with Prof. Ronald C.W. Ma, 2010-2013; now reseach associate in The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Liang, Tong (Major: Information Engineering, co-supervised with Prof. Shuo-Yen Robert Li, 2008-2013; now Senior Officer at Bank of China Group Insurance Company Limited, Hong Kong)
  • Han, Shengtong (Major: Statistics, 2009-2012; now postdoc in University of Memphis, USA)
M.Phil. Students

  • Lau, Yuk Fai (Major: Statistics, 2013-Present )
  • Chan, Kwun Cheung (Major: Statistics, 2012-Present )
  • Lu, Jiayi (Major: Statistics, 2011-2013; now research assistant in The University of Hong Kong)
  • Fung, Ling Hiu (Major: Statistics, 2010-2012; now researcher at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital )
  • Li, Qiwei (Major: Information Engineering, co-supervised with Prof. Shuo-Yen Robert Li, 2008-2010)
  • Wong, Ka Wai (Major: Statistics, 2009-2010; now PhD student in UC Davis)
Other students who did or are doing research with me
  • Kong, Yunchuan (Undergraduate majored in Risk Management Science, CUHK, 2013-Present)
  • Xu, Jin (PhD majored in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, HKU, 2010-2012; now quantitative analyst in an investment company in Shanghai, China)
  • Zhang, Qing (PhD majored in Biology, CUHK, 2010-2012; now postdoc in UCLA, USA)

Research Grants

  • RGC-GRF Grant; Capacity: Principal Investigator
Title: Bayesian Model-based Clustering of the Conformational Space of Biomolecules

Period: 2013 - 2016

  • RGC-Theme-based Research Scheme; Capacity: Co-Investigator
Title: An integrated trans-omics approach to diabetic cardio-renal complications: from novel discoveries to personalized medicine

Period: 2014 - 2018

  • UGC-AoE Grant; Capacity: Co-Investigator
Title: Institute of Network Coding

Period: 2010 - 2017

  • RGC-GRF Grant; Capacity: Principal Investigator
Title: Bayesian Data Integration Approach for Cell-Cycle Gene Network Inference

Period: 2010 - 2012

  • ITC-ITF; Capacity: Co-Investigator
Title: Developing a Platform to Deliver Personalized Healthcare Using Genotype-based Risk Algorithms to Predict Diabetes and Diabetic Complications

Period: 2010 - 2012

  • CUHK-Direct Grant; Capacity: Principal Investigator
Title: A Model-based Meta-analysis Approach for Identification and Comparison of Periodically Expressed Genes in Multiple Species

Period: 2011 - 2011

  • CUHK-Direct Grant; Capacity: Principal Investigator
Title: Reversible Jump MCMC for Parallel Model Selection with Hierarchical Structure

Period: 2009 - 2011
Invited Talks
  • Invited Talks in Conferences/Workshops
2013-08-28: Discuss on Statistical Methods in New Frontiers. The 59th World Statistics Congress, Hong Kong

2013-06-16: Elucidation of the energy landscape of biomolecules by model-based clustering. Beijing Computational Science Research Center Workshop on Energy Landscape of Complex System, Beijing, China

2013-05-30: Probabilistic Integrative Clustering. The 1st Chongqing Workshop on Computational and Applied Mathematics (CQWCAM1), Chongqing, China

2013-04-13: Model-based Integration of Heterogeneous Datasets for Clustering. UC Davis Statistical Sciences Symposium 2013: Analysis of Complex and Massive Data, Davis, CA, USA

2012-12-08: Bayesian Approach for Statistical Data Integration. SYSU Guangdong-HK Statistics Symposium, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

2012-11-10: A Bayesian Approach for Studying Protein Structural Dynamics. The 2012 Annual Conference of Guangdong Association for Applied Statistics, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

2011-07-17: A Bayesian Clustering Approach for Partitioning the Conformational Space of Biomolecules. The First Wuxi International Statistics Forum, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China

2010-03-27: Multiple Steady States of Gene Networks. ACM-HK Bioinformatics Symposium 2010, HKUST, Hong Kong

2009-06-20: A Bayesian Data Integration Approach for Detecting Periodicity in Cell Cycle Gene Expression Profiles. The 7th International Bioinformatics Workshop. Soochow University, China

2008-12-16: Statistical Data Integration. BGI-CUHK workshop, BGI, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

  • Invited Seminar Talks
2013-03-26: Department of Mathematics, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2012-11-07: Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2012-04-17: School of Mathematics and Computational Science, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

2012-03-30: Department of Applied Mathematics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

2011-12-13: Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, China

2011-12-13: Faculty of Chemical, Environmental and Biological Science and Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China

2011-12-07: School of Mathematical Sciences, Nankai Univeristy, Tianjin, China

2011-12-05: Beijing Engineering Research Center of Intelligent Rehabilitation Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China

2010-12-10: Department of Chemical Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2010-04-01: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China

2009-11-19: Department of Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

2009-10-08: Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong

2009-07-16: Bioinformatics Division, TNLIST and Automation Department, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

2009-03-26: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2009-01-21: Bio-X colloquium, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2008-10-14: Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong Baptism University

2008-09-16: Journal Club, Department of Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2008-08-19: Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

  • Contributed Oral Presentations in Conferences/Workshops
Han Li and Xiaodan Fan (2013). Bayesian Hierarchical Mixture Model for Gene Clustering with Replicated Expression Measurements. The Second Taihu International Statistics Forum, Suzhou, China

Xiaodan Fan, Tong Liang, Qiwei Li, Robert Li (2012). A Bayesian Approach for Tandem Repeats Detection. The 2nd Institute of Mathematical Statistics Asia Pacific Rim Meeting, Tsukuba, Japan

Xiaodan Fan (2010). An Extension of the Sequence Motif Model for Repeats Identification. Oral presentation in the Eighth ICSA International Conference: Frontiers of Interdisciplinary and Methodological Statistical Research (ICSA2010), Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

Xiaodan Fan (2010). Bayesian Modelling of Cross-study Discrepancies in Gene Networks. Oral presentation in the 19th International Conference on Computational Statistics (COMPSTAT2010), Paris, France

Xiaodan Fan, Saumyadipta Pyne, Jun S. Liu (2007). A Bayesian Approach to Pool Multiple Datasets for Periodically Expressed Genes Detection. Oral presentation in Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM2007), Salt Lake City, USA

Xiaodan Fan, Jun Zhu, Eric E. Schadt, Jun S. Liu (2006). Performance of Phylo-HMM for Evolutionary Conserved Element Detection in Promoter Region. Oral presentation in Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM2006), Seattle, USA

Poster Presentations in Conferences/Workshops

Qiwei Li, Tong Liang, Shuo-Yen Robert Li, and Xiaodan Fan (2010). "Detection of TandemRepeats in Multiple DNA Sequences vis Probabilistic Approach". Poster presentation in ACM-HK Bioinformatics Symposium 2010, HKUST, Hong Kong. (Best Poster Award)

Xiaodan Fan and Jun S. Liu (2007). "A Case Study of Parallel Model Selection with Hierarchical Structure". Poster presentation in Case Studies in Bayesian Statistics Workshop 9, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Xiaodan Fan and Jun S. Liu (2007). "Efficient RJMCMC by jumping around local modes". Poster presentation in the 3rd workshop on Monte Carlo methods, Harvard University, USA

Xiaodan Fan, Jun Zhu, Eric E. Schadt, Jun S. Liu (2007). "On Criterions of Multiple Alignment Quality". Poster presentation in the 11th international conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB2007), San Francisco bay area, USA

Xiaodan Fan, Yuan Yuan, Wei Zhang, Shamil Sunyaev, Jun S. Liu (2006). "Substitution Pattern in Human Positive Selection Genes". Poster presentation in IPAM Sequence Analysis toward System Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Xiaodan Fan, Yingfei Sun, and Yanda Li (2002). "Information analysis of splice site prediction algorithm". Poster in Human Genome Meeting 2002, Shanghai, China

Xiaodan Fan, Yingfei Sun, Jesse Li-Ling, Chifeng Hu, Yanda Li (2002). "Prediction of Eukaryotic promoter based on Information Complementation". Poster presentation in the 9th Chinese Conference on Biophysics, Dalian, China

Xiaodan Fan, Chifeng Hu, Yanda Li (2002). "Eukaryotic Splice sites clustering analysis based on pyrimidine-purine concentration". Poster presentation in the 2nd Chinese Conference on Bioinformatics, Beijing, China

Xiaodan Fan and Yanda Li (2001). "Promoter recognition". Poster presentation in the 1st Chinese Conference on Bioinformatics, Beijing, China
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