Society Council

Jun Yan

Council Member

Dr. Jun Yan is a Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut (UConn) and a Research Fellow in the Center for Population Health at UConn Health. He received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Wisconsin--Madison in 2003. He was on the faculty of the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Iowa for four years before joining UConn in 2007. Dr. Yan's methodological research interests include survival analysis, clustered data analysis, spatial extremes, and statistical computing. His application domains are public health, environmental sciences, and sports. With a special interest in making his statistical methods available via open-source software, he and his co-authors developed and maintain a collection of R packages in the public domain. He has contributed to NESS as a workshop instructor and organizing committee member. He was chair of the organizing committee of the 33rd New England Statistics Symposium in 2019. Since July 2020, he has been the editor of the Journal of Data Science and led the reform of the journal. Dr. Yan is an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute, a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, and a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.


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