Junwei Lu

Junwei Lu

Assistant Professor of Biostastics
Department of Biostatistics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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Junwei Lu received a B.S. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from Fudan University, China and recently received a PhD in Statistics, Optimization, and Machine Learning from Princeton University. While at Princeton, he received the Princeton School of Engineering and Applied Science Award for Excellence and the ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium Paper Award. 

Lu’s research interests include statistics, machine learning, and their applications to genomics and neuroscience. Specifically, his work focuses on developing statistical inference methods for networks, large-scale optimization and machine learning algorithms, especially for imaging datasets. His current work focuses on applying these methods to lung cancer, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism. 

Lu has served as a reviewer for journals in his field, including Journal of the American Statistical Association, Annals of Applied Statistics, Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Electronic Journal of Statistics, Neural Information Processing Systems, and the International Conference on Machine Learning. He was also an organizer of the 2014 Princeton Datafest Competition. He has presented his work at several national and international conferences.