Yang Feng is an associate professor of statistics at Columbia University. In 2010, he got his Ph.D. in Operations Research & Financial Engineering from Princeton University under the supervision of Professor Jianqing Fan. Before that, he received his B.S. in Mathematics from the Special Class for the Gifted Young at the University of Science and Technology of China in 2006.
His current research interest includes high-dimensional statistical learning, network models, nonparametric and semiparametric methods, and bioinformatics. He is currently an associate editor for Statistica Sinica, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, and Statistical Analysis and Data Mining: The ASA Data Science Journal. His research is partially supported by NSF CAREER Grant DMS-1554804.My Math Genealogy Graph
Ph.D. in Operations Research & Financial Engineering, 2010
B.S. in Mathematics, 2006
University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
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We develop classification methods as well as their corresponding theory under various contexts.
We study various statistical aspects of network type data including modeling, estimation and algorithms.
We study nonparametric estimation methods with applications.
We investigate the tuning parameter selection problem under various contexts.
We propose different methods for performing variable selection in various contexts.
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Mac has native python installed with version 2.7. However, we sometimes want to use python 3. The following are easy steps to run python 3 along the system default version 2.7.
Step 1: Install brew if not yet done.
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
Step 2: Install pyenv and python 3.6.0.
brew install pyenv pyenv install 3.6.0 virtualenv -p /Users/yangfeng/.pyenv/versions/3.6.0/bin/python3.6 myenv . ./myenv/bin/activate && python -V
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