University of Northern Colorado Applied Statistics and Research Methods Campus Box 124 Greeley, CO 80639
Ph.D. in Statistics, Department of Statistics, Florida State University
M.S. in Statistics, Department of Statistics, Florida State University
M.S. in Probability and Statistics, Department of Mathematics, Xiamen University
B.S. in Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Xiamen University
I have been engaging in statistical research on a unified probabilistic structural
modeling of perception and cognition via Bayesian nonparametric and semiparametric
techniques with applications in spatio-temporal data through multidisciplinary collaborative
applied research for a broader perspective.
Graduate Courses Taught:
Math 4/5/6/7640 Statistical Computing (Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Fall 2008)
Math 4/5/6/7620 Linear Statistical Models (Fall 2009)
Math 4/5/6/7600 Applications of Statistics I (Fall 2006, Fall 2007)
Math 4/5/6/7610 Applications of Statistics II (Spring 2007, Spring 2008)
Math 6/8990 Statistical Research Seminar (Fall 2006 to Spring 2009)
Math 599 Data Mining (Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015)
Math 17-610 El Stat Concepts (online)
SRM 603 Statistical Method I (Fall 2017)
SRM 610 Statistical Method III (Fall 2017)
SRM 608 Experimental Design (Spring 2018)
SRM 731 Multivariate Analysis (Spring 2018)
Research/Areas of Interest
Bayesian Semi- and Non-parametrics in Structured High Dimensional Models in the presence
of Spatio-Temporal Information for Risk Assessment and Decision Analysis.
Empirical Processes, Stochastic Processes and Information Theory in Probabilistic
Latent Variable Models, Hierarchical Models, Structural Equation Models, Bayesian
Network Models for Functional Relations in Complex Socio-Technical Systems.
Statistical Machine Learning and Data Mining.
High Performance Computing and Scalability to Big Data.
Vetter, R., Yu, H., Foose, A., Adams, P and Dodd, R.. Comparison of Training Intensity
Patterns for Cardiorespiratory, Speed and Strength Exercise Programs. Journal of Strength
and Conditioning Research (JSCR). 31(12): 3372-3395, December 2017. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001961.
Wang, H., Yu, H., Andrews, J. E., Yoon, Y., & Burgess, K. L.. Uncovering Hidden Behavioral
Patterns in the Era of “We Media”: Modeling Spatio-Temporal Dynamics for Twitter News.
iConference 2017 Proceedings (pp. 704-707). https://doi.org/10.9776/17323.
Vetter, R., Yu, H., and Foose, A.. The Effects of Moderators on Physical Training
Programs: A Bayesian Approach. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (JSCR).
31(7).1868-1878. July 2017. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001585.
Yu, H., Jiang, S., and Land, K.. Multicollinearity in Hierarchical Linear Models.
Social Science Research. 53(2015). 118-136. doi:10.1016/j.ssresearch.2015.04.008.
Shi, T., Yu, H. and Lim, C. L.: The Effects of Consumer Affinity on Host Country Consumers’
Responses to Cross-Border-Acquisitions. JAMS (Journal of the Academy of Marketing
Science) Thought Leaders’ conference on Marketing Strategy in Digital, Data-Rich,
and Developing Market (D ^3) Environments hosted by University of International Business
and Economics(UIBE), Beijing, China. June 2, 2017.
Honors and Awards
2016 Co-PI: MRI: Acquisition of the Bartik High-Performance Computing Cluster. Sponsor:
National Science Foundation (NSF) Award Number: 1624416. Years of Proposal Writing:
2014-2016 along with establishing new multidisciplinary data science program (approved)
Amount of Funding: $225,607.00.
2014 NSF Travel Award: the 3rd workshop on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Sponsors:
GSU Research Foundation, National Science Foundation, Institution of Mathematical
Statistics, International Chinese Statistical Association and Department of Mathematics
and Statistics, Georgia State University.
2009 Co-PI: The ASA/BJS Small Grants Research Program with PI Shanhe Jiang. Sponsors:
American Statistics Association (ASA) and Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). Amount
of Funding: $29,517.00.
2006 First Class Prize of Student Paper Competition. Florida Chapter of the American
Statistics Associate (ASA) Annual Meeting