Ming Yuan


Professor, Department of Statistics

Associate Director, Data Science Institute

Columbia University


1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027

Email: mingDOTyuanATcolumbiaDOTedu

(Please check here for information and contacts regarding Ph.D. program in statistics. Graduate admissions are handled at department level and I am NOT able to respond to inquries about specific applications.)


  • 2004 Ph.D. in Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • 2003 M.S. in Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • 2000 M.S. in Probability and Statistics, Univ of Science and Technology of China

  • 1997 B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Information Sciences, Univ of Science and Technology of China

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 Medallion Lecturer, Institute of Mathematical Statistics

  • 2017 Leo Breiman Junior Award, ASA Section on SLDS

  • 2014 Guy Medal in Bronze, Royal Statistical Society

  • 2012 Coca-Cola Junior Professorship, School of ISyE, Georgia Tech

  • 2009 CAREER Award, DMS, National Science Foundation

  • 2007 Distinguished Cancer Scholar, Georgia Cancer Coalition

  • 2004 John van Ryzin Award, ENAR

Professional Services

  • Co-Editor, The Annals of Statistics (2019-2021)

  • Program Secretary, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (2018-2021)

  • Advisory Board Member, INFORMS QSR Section (2017-2020)