Bio

Bin Yu is Chancellor’s Professor in the Departments of Statistics and of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley and a former Chair of Statistics at Berkeley. She is founding co-director of the Microsoft Joint Lab at Peking University on Statistics and Information Technology. She is engaged in interdisciplinary research with scientists from genomics, neuroscience, and medicine.  In order to solve data problems in these domain areas, she develops statistics and machine learning methods/algorithms and theory and integrates with domain knowledge and quantitative critical thinking in the process. She is Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2006, an Invited Speaker at ICIAM in 2011, the Tukey Memorial Lecturer of the Bernoulli Society in 2012, and 2016 Rietz Lecturer of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). She was President of IMS in 2013-2014, and is a Fellow of IMS, ASA, AAAS and IEEE.