Yang Liu, Ph.D.

Mathematics & Statistics
Assistant Professor
Math/Microbiology 141, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001


  • Ph.D. in Statistics, Bowling Green State University, OH USA, 2015
  • M.S. in Statistics, Wuhan University, Hubei China, 2009
  • B.S. in Mathematics, Wuhan University, Hubei China, 2007

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Wright State University, Dayton, 2018-Present
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biostatistics Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, 2015-2018

Research Interests

  • Statistical genetics, genomics
  • High dimensional statistical inference, feature selection, dimension reduction
  • Computational statistics, machine learning, graphical models

Selected Publications

  1. Liu, Y., Sun, W., Hsu, L., & He, Q. (2022). Statistical inference for high-dimensional pathway analysis with multiple responses. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 107418.
  2. He, Q.*, Liu, Y.*, Liu, M., Wu, M. C., & Hsu, L. (2021). Random effect based tests for multinomial logistic regression in genetic association studies. Genetic Epidemiology, 45(7), 736-740.
  3. Liu, M.*, Liu, Y.*, Wu, M. C., Hsu, L., & He, Q. (2021). A method for subtype analysis with somatic mutations. Bioinformatics, 37(1), 50-56.
  4. Yang, J., Liu, Y., Liu, Y., & Sun, W. (2021). Model free estimation of graphical model using gene expression data. The Annals of Applied Statistics, 15(1), 194-207.
  5. Liu, Y., Sun, W., Reiner, A. P., Kooperberg, C., & He, Q. (2019). Statistical inference of genetic pathway analysis in high dimensions. Biometrika, 106(3), 651-651.
  6. Liu, Y., He, Q., & Sun, W. (2018). Association analysis using somatic mutations. PLoS genetics, 14(11), e1007746. 
  7. He, Q.*, Liu, Y.*, & Sun, W. (2018). Statistical analysis of non-coding RNA data. Cancer letters, 417, 161-167. 
  8. Liu, Y., & Wang, P. (2018). Selection by partitioning the solution paths. Electronic Journal of Statistics, 12(1), 1988-2017.
  9. He, Q.*, Liu, Y.*, Peters, U., & Hsu, L. (2018). Multivariate association analysis with somatic mutation data. Biometrics, 74(1), 176-184. [* Equal contribution]
  10. He, Q., Cai, T., Liu, Y., Zhao, N., Harmon, Q. E., Almli, L. M., ... & Wu, M. C. (2016). Prioritizing individual genetic variants after kernel machine testing using variable selection. Genetic epidemiology, 40(8), 722-731.

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