Fang Liu

Huisking Foundation, Inc. Assistant Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics,

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Medicine


Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2003
M.S., Iowa State University, 1999
B.S., Peking University, 1997

Research Areas

Bayesian Modeling
Data Privacy Protection
Missing Data Analysis
Clustered and Correlated Data Analysis
Clinical Trial Design and Analysis

Current Research

Dr. Liu’s statistical methodological research focuses on the developement and application of 1) modern approaches for protecting data privacy. Some recent work involves intergrating the concept of differential privacy and the data synthesis technqiue in the framework of statistical disclosure limitation; 2) Bayesian models for correlated and clustered data originated from medical, biological and social sciences. Recent work focuses on Bayesian models on zero-or-one inflated beta regression and joint modelling of non-Guassian repeated measures and time to event data; 3) missing data analysis techniques and concepts; A recent work discuss the application of the not-missing-at-random mechanism in the context of meta-analysis; 4) innovative designs and analysis of clinical trials. Most of the recent work is movitated by Dr. Liu's collaboration with epidemiologists and entomologists in two Gates-funded malaria preventation studies.


Among the first group of statisticians who came to the newly formed ACMS departmentsince 2011, Dr. Liu has also brought her statistical expertise and rich consulting experience to various collaborations both on campus and with external organizations. Dr. Liu serves as the statistician on two Gates Foundation funded projects to assess the efficacy of promising malaria control methods by collaborating with the research team to optimize the study design and prepare the statistical analysis plan to ensure the efficiency and validity of final data analysis. Dr. Liu also serves as the Notre Dame Liason on Design and Biostatistics Program under the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute to provide investigators centralized access to the biostatistics and bioinformatics programs among the four Indiana Research Universities.



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