Bin Yu

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Bin Yu

Contact Information

Departments of Statistics and EECS
University of California at Berkeley
367 Evans Hall #3860
Berkeley, CA 94720

Research Interests

  • Statistical Learning and Inference


Bin Yu is Chancellor’s Professor in the Departments of Statistics and of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley. Her current research interests focus on statistics and machine learning theory, methodologies, and algorithims for solving high-dimensional data problems. Her group is engaged in interdisciplinary research with scientists from genomics, neuroscience, and remote sensing.

She received her B.S. degree in Mathematics from Peking University in 1984, her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from University of California at Berkeley in 1987 and 1990, respectively.  She held faculty positions at the Univ of Wisconsin-Madison and Yale University and was a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs, Lucent. She was Chair of Department of Statistics at UC Berkeley from 2009 to 2012, and is a founding co-director of the Microsoft Lab on Statistics and Information Technology at Peking University, China.

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, and the Tukey Memorial Lecturer of the Bernoulli Society in 2012. She was President of IMS (Institute of Mathematical Statistics) in 2013–2014, and will be the Rietz Lecturer of IMS in 2016. She is a Fellow of IEEE, IMS, ASA and AAAS.

Participation & Positions:

Paper Awards Committee (Member, 2009)
Board of Governors (Member, 01/01/03 until 12/31/04)
Board of Governors (Member, 01/01/99 until 12/31/01)