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Xiaoyue Maggie Niu

Xiaoyue Maggie Niu

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  • Associate Research Professor
323B Thomas Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-8127

Education

  1. Ph.D. in Statistics, University of Washington, 2010
  2. M.S. in Applied Math, University of Minnesota Duluth, 2005
  3. B.S. in Financial Math, Peking University, 2003.

Biography:

Associate Research Professor, Department of Statistics, Penn State University, July 2017-present

Managing Director, Statistical Consulting Center, Penn State University, August 2016-

Associate Director, Statistical Consulting Center, Penn State University, June 2014- July 2016

Research Associate and Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Penn State University, August 2011-June 2017

Affiliated Faculty, Big Data Social Science (BDSS, an integrated education and research program in social data analytics), August 2011 - present

Senior Fellow, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, September 2010-July 2011

Selected Publications

  • X. Niu, and P.D. Hoff. “Joint Mean and Covariance Modeling of Multiple Health Outcomes”, to appear in The Annals of Applied Statistics
  • X. Niu and J.L. Rosenberger. “Near-Balanced Incomplete Block Designs, with An Application to Poster Competitions”, to appear in The American Statistician
  • S. Srinivasan, L. Easterling, B. Rimal, X. Niu, A. Conlan, P. Dudas, and V. Kapur, “Prevalence of Bovine Tuberculosis in India: a systematic review and meta-analysis”, to appear in Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
  • C. Hodge, M. Duerden, E. Layland, A. Lacanienta, M. Goates, and X. Niu. “Family Leisure and Family Quality: A Meta-Analysis”, to appear in Journal of Leisure Research
  • X. Niu, A. Zhang, T. Brown, R. Puckett, M. Mahy, and L. Bao. “Incorporation of Hierarchical Structure into EPP Fitting with Examples of Estimating Sub-National HIV/AIDS Dynamics”, AIDS,31: S51-S59, 2017
  • D. Wilson., M.J. Dondlinger, J. Parsons, and X. Niu. “Exploratory Analysis of A Blended-learning Course Redesign for Developmental Writers”, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017.
  • J. Miksis-Olds, D. Bradley, and X. Niu. “Decadal trends in Indian Ocean ambient sound”, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2013.
  • P.D. Hoff, X. Niu, and J.A. Wellner. "Information bounds for Gaussian copulas", Bernoulli, 2012.
  • P.D. Hoff and X. Niu. "A Covariance Regression Model," Statistica Sinica 22(2): 729-753, 2012.
  • A.E. Raftery, X. Niu, P.D. Hoff, and K.Y. Yeung. "Fast Inference for the Latent Space Network Model Using a Case-Control Approximate Likelihood," Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 2011.
  • D. Calsyn, H. Baldwin, X. Niu, P. Crits-Christoph, and M. Hatch-Maillette. “Sexual Risk Behavior and Sex under the Influence: An Event Analysis of Men in Substance Abuse Treatment Who Have Sex with Women”. The American Journal on Addictions, 20(3):250-256, 2011

Research Interests

  • Network modeling
  • Small area estimation
  • (Hard-to-reach) Population size estimation
  • Statistical consulting

Honors and Awards

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, March 2017 to March 2018, “Small Area Estimation for HIV Key Population Size”. Role: Penn State PI
  • NIH/NIAID R01, September 2017-August 2022, “Estimation and Projection of HIV/AIDS epidemics”. Role: Co-investigator
  • The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), July 2016 to March 2018, “Development of Methods to Produce Fine Scale Estimates of HIV Epidemics”. Role: Co-Investigator
  • NIH/NIAID R56, August 2016 to July 2017, “Estimation and Projection of HIV/AIDS epidemics”. Role: Co-investigator.
  • AHRQ, January 2014 to April 2015. “Improving Patient Safety through Simulation Research”. Role: Penn State PI.
  • WHO, October 2014 to June 2015. “Develop a hierarchical model for estimating health indicators across countries”. Role: co-PI.
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