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LUCY XIA
(609)-937-3592,
[email protected]
ORFE Department, Princeton University; Sherrerd Hall, Charlton Street; Princeton, NJ 08544
EDUCATION
Ph.D. – Princeton University
Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering
Advisors: Prof. Jianqing Fan and Prof. Philippe Rigollet
2010-Present
M.A. – Princeton University
Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering
2010-2012
B.A. – University of Virginia
Department of Mathematics/Department of Economics
GPA: 3.93
2007-2010
HONORS & AWARDS
Wu Prize for Excellence, Princeton University, June 2013.
Awarded to Princeton engineering graduate students who have performed at the highest level as scholars
and researchers.
APGA Award for Teaching and Scholarly Excellence, Princeton University, May 2013.
The only recipient in the Engineering School, 5 recipients in total, nominated by professors/students and
selected by Dean of the Graduate School annually.
Applied Sciences Graduate Fellowship, Princeton University, September 2010.
Edwin E Floyd Prize in Mathematics, University of Virginia, May 2009.
Echols Scholar, University of Virginia, September 2007.
RESEARCH INTERESTS
High-Dimensional Statistics, Machine Learning and Applications to Classification, Social Network and
Genomics.
PUBLICATIONS
1. Fan, J., Feng, Y. and Xia, L. (2014).∗ A Conditional Independence Test with Applications in
Undirected Graphical Models. Submitted to Journal of the American Statistical Association.
2. Fan, J., Ke, T., Liu, H. and Xia, L.(2014).∗ QUADRO: A Supervised Dimension Reduction
Method via Rayleigh Quotient Optimization. Accepted by Annals of Statistics, arXiv:1311.5542.
3. Dai, D., Rigollet, P., Xia, L. and Zhang, T. (2014).∗ Aggregation of Affine Estimators. Electronic
Journal of Statistics, 8, 302-327.
4. Hu, F., Choe, E. and Xia, L. (2009). Sample Size of Randomized Clinical Trials: A Simulation
Study. The Proceedings of the Second International Workshop in Sequential Methodologies.
5. Fan, J., Ganatra, S., Ren,Y. and Xia, L. (2014+).∗ Characterization of Macrophage Function in
Neuroblastoma via Population Specific Expression Analysis. In preparation.
∗
Authorship in alphabetical order.
PRESENTATIONS
1. A Conditional Independence Test with Applications in Undirected Graphical Models, Wilks Statistics Seminar Series, Princeton University, December 2014.
2. QUADRO: A Supervised Dimension Reduction Method via Rayleigh Quotient Optimization, Program of Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University, November 2014.
3. QUADRO: A Supervised Dimension Reduction Method via Rayleigh Quotient Optimization, Joint
Statistical Meetings, Montreal, August 2013.
TEACHING EXPERIENCES
ORF245: Fundamentals of Engineering Statistics (Teaching Assistant, 2011, 2012, 2013)(Evaluation 4.26/5, 4.48/5, 4.5/5).
ORF307: Optimization (Teaching Assistant, Spring 2014)(Evaluation 4.4/5).
ORF524: Statistical Theory and Methods (Teaching Assistant, Fall 2014)(Evaluation Pending)(Graduate Level Course).
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Referee, Statistical Analysis and Data Mining.
Organizer, Princeton Wilks Statistics Seminar Series.
REFERENCES
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Sept. 2013-May 2014
REFERENCES
Jianqing Fan: Frederick L. Moore Professor of Finance, Department Chair
Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering
Princeton University
98 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08544
609-258-3255 or 609-258-7924
[email protected]
Philippe Rigollet: Assistant Professor
Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering
Princeton University
98 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08544
609-258-1044
[email protected]
Deborah Nolan: Associate Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Zaffaroni Family Chair,
Professor
Department of Statistics
University of California, Berkeley
367 Evans Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-3860
510-642-2781
[email protected]
Yang Feng: Assistant Professor
Department of Statistics
Columbia University
1255 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027
212-851-2139
[email protected]columbia.edu
Feifang Hu: Professor
Department of Statistics
The George Washington University
Rome Hall, Room 553, Washington, DC, 20052
804-310-0303
[email protected]