Jason Xu

Assistant Professor of Statistical Science
Duke University
Email: jason.q.xu at duke dot edu

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About

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University, with a secondary appointment in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics.

Prior to joining the faculty at Duke, I worked with Kenneth Lange at the University of California Los Angeles with support from the NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. I completed my PhD in Statistics at the University of Washington advised by Vlad Minin, where my work was funded by an NDSEG Fellowship.

I grew up in Tucson, where I received a BS in Mathematics from the University of Arizona in 2012. There I was mentored by Kevin Lin and William Vélez, supported by the Flinn Foundation Scholarship.

Upcoming: I am area chairing for ICML, ICLR, and AIStat.

JSM 2021 is soon! Come to our Invited Session “Advances in MCMC Theory and Practice”, and you can also catch my talk on likelihood-based inference for epidemic models in the Invited Session “Inference in Infectious Diseases”.