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
Missing Data
Clustered and Correlated Data
Clinical Trial Design and Analysis

Current Research

Among the first group of statisticians who came to the newly formed department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics since 2011, Dr. Liu has brought her statistical expertise and rich consulting experience to various collaborations both on campus and with external organizations.


Dr. Liu serves as the biostatistician on two Gates Foundation funded projects to assess the efficacy of promising malaria control methods. In both projects, Dr. Liu collaborates 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 on the Notre Dame Project Development Team and the 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.


Dr. Liu’s statistical methodological research focuses on development of Bayesian models of correlated and clustered data originated from medical, biological and social sciences, classical experimental designs and innovative designs in clinical trials, applications of multiple imputation techniques in statistical disclosure limitation, and more recently statistical network analysis.



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