Guan Yu, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics

Contact Information

710 Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-2934
Fax: (716) 829-2200



Guan Yu, PhD joined the Department of Biostatistics as an Assistant Professor in July 2016. His research mainly focuses on the area of statistical machine learning. He is interested in developing statistical methods for modern massive and complex data arising in various scientific fields such as neuroscience and bioinformatics.


  • PhD, Statistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (5/2016)
  • MS, Statistics, Nankai University, China (6/2011)
  • BS, Mathematics, Nankai University, China (7/2008)


  • Teaching Award, Department of Statistics and Operations Research, UNC, 2015
  • Student Paper Award, Statistical Learning and Data Mining Section, ASA, 2015
  • Young Statisticians in Business and Industry Award, ASA and NISS, 2014
  • Student Paper Award, Statistical Computing and Graphics Sections, ASA, 2014
  • Cambanis-Hoeffding-Nicholson Award (top graduate student), UNC, 2012