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Ping Ma

Associate Professor of Statistics

PhD in Statistics, 2003

Purdue University

Research Interests

  • Bioinformatics
  • Functional data analysis
  • Geophysics

Honors and Appointments

  • Beckman Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2008)
  • Elected member of International Statistical Institute (2010)
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (2011)
  • Best Paper Award, Canadian Journal of Statistics (2011).
  • Associate Editor, Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology, 2009-present
  • Associate Editor, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 2011-present
  • Review Editor, Frontiers in Genetics, 2011-present
  • Steering Committee member, Great Lakes Bioinformatics Consortium, 2010-present

Selected Publications

  • Sun, X.,Ma, P., Mumm, R. H. (2012) Nonparametric method for genomics-based prediction of performance of quantitative traits involving epistasis in plant breeding. PLoS ONE 7(11): e50604. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050604
  • Ma, P. (2012) A statistical journey to the centre of the Earth, Significance, Volume 9 Issue 4 (August 2012) Doi: 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2012.00585.x
  • Dalpiaz, D., He, X., and Ma, P. (2012) Bias correction in RNA-Seq short-read counts using penalized regression, Statistics in Biosciences, DOI: 10.1007/s12561-012-9057-6.
  • Gu, C. and Ma, P. (2011) Nonparametric regression with cross-classified responses, Canadian Journal of Statistics,39(4), 591-609. doi: 10.1002/cjs.10125.
  • Tenorio, L, Andersson, F., de Hoop, M. and , Ma, P. (2011) Data analysis tools for uncertainty quantification of inverse problems, Inverse Problems, 27, 045001, doi:10.1088/0266-5611/27/4/045001.
  • Lindner, D.,Song, X., Ma, P., Christensen, D. H. (2010) Inner core rotation and its variability from non-parametric modeling, Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1029/2009JB006294.
  • Ma, P., Zhong, W., and Liu, J. S. (2009) Identifying differentially expressed genes in time course microarray data, Statistics in Biosciences, 1(2), 144-159.
  • Zamdborg, L., Ma, P.(2009) Discovery of protein-DNA interactions by penalized multivariate regression, Nucleic Acids Research, 37(16), 5246-5254.
  • Leung, Y. F., Ma, P., Link, B. A. and Dowling, J.(2008) Factorial microarray analysis of zebrafish retinal development, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105 (35), 12909-12914.
  • Ma, P. and Zhong, W.(2008) Penalized clustering of large scale functional data with multiple covariates, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 103 (482), 625-636.
  • Ma, P., Zhong, W., Feng, Y., and Liu, J. S. (2008) Bayesian functional data clustering for temporal microarray data, International Journal of Plant Genomics, 2008 (2008) Article ID 231897.

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