Yuexiao Dong - Assistant Professor at Temple University.
Year in Program: 2004
Year of Graduation: 2009, PhD in Statistics
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Temple University
Teach both undergraduate and graduate students; try to get papers published in good journals.
I am still nervous before going to a class.
I start to supervise a PhD student this summer. It is a huge responsibility, very exciting and challenging at the same time.
Research experiences at Penn State:
I started working with Prof. Bing Li on sufficient dimension reduction in 2006. Half a decade later, I am still working hard on sufficient dimension reduction and try to get remotely as good as Prof. Li.
Why you chose Penn State:
Probably not the best answer, but an honest one. I was lucky to get that year’s fellowship. No tax and no TA/RA duties, not a bad combination!
Other information you might wish to share:
Qing (a.k.a. Karen) Zhu and I had a baby girl this May. Her name is Athena and she is learning a lot of new things every day. She gives us so much joy and it’s amazing to see her smile.