Dr. YANG Yi (楊屹)

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Willing to take PhD students: yes


Dr. Yang received his PhD and MS in Biostatistics from the University of Minnesota and his BS in Management Information Systems from Chu Kochen Honors College, Zhejiang University. Prior to joining CityU, he served as a postdoctoral research scientist in the Department of Biostatistics at Columbia University under the supervision of Professor Iuliana Ionita-Laza. His research focuses on variable selection methods for high-dimensional data using knockoff statistics and Bayesian hierarchical models. He has developed a number of statistical methods to identify risk variants for human diseases in genetic datasets with complex hierarchical and correlation structures. He also worked as the principal statistician on several collaborative projects with physician researchers. His research interests include high-dimensional variable selection, statistical genetics, knockoff statistics, and Bayesian hierarchical models.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Statistical genetics
  • Genome-wide association studies
  • Knockoff statistics
  • Bayesian hierarchical models



2020        PhD in Biostatistics, University of Minnesota

2017        MS in Biostatistics, University of Minnesota

2013        Master of Social Work, New York University 

2011        BS in Management Information Systems, Chu Kochen Honors College, Zhejiang University


Professional Experience

2022 - Present       Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and School of Data Science, City University of Hong Kong

2020 - 2022           Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University

2013 - 2015           Lecturer, School of Management, Zhicheng College, Fuzhou University

Services in CityU

  • Senate member for the University Senate of City University of Hong Kong
  • Seminar chair for the Biostatistics Seminar Series at the Department of Biostatistics, City University of Hong Kong