Jun Xie, Associate Professor of Statistics
Dr. Xie's current research interest in breast cancer includes analysis of gene expression microarray data and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data to identify genetic information/features associated with this complicated disease. In analysis of gene expression microarray data, Dr. Xie's group has developed a variety of variable selection methods, especially working for the large dimension and complicated dependence among data. In analysis of SNP data, Dr.Xei is interested in genome-wide association studies of breast cancer to detect genetic variants susceptible to the disease. The special type of large dimension categorical data in the genome-wide association studies creates an interesting and challenging problem in statistical analysis.
For more information on Dr. Xie, visit her department website here.