About me

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, working with Prof. Wenyi Wang. Previously, I received my PhD degree in Statistics from North Carolina State University, advised by Prof. Eric C. Chi. Before joining NCSU, I obtained my Master’s degree in Statistics from Renmin University of China, advised by Prof. Bo Zhang. Prior to that, I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from China University of Mining and Technology.

During my PhD studies, I was very pleased to work with Prof. Kenneth L. Lange , Prof. Boaz Nadler, Prof. Aaron J. Molstad and Prof. Amanda Randles on a diverse set of projects. From Summer 2021 to Summer 2022, I had a wonderful internship at Argonne National Laboratory, working on a research project on derivative-free optimization under the supervision of Dr. Stefan M. Wild.

Research interests
Numerical optimization
High-dimensional statistics
Machine learning
Convex-nonconvex regularization
Applications in cancer genomics

xliu31 [at] mdanderson [dot] org
1400 Pressler St.
MD Anderson Cancer Centeer
Houston, TX 77030