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Yoonkyung Lee
Associate Professor of Statistics
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering (by courtesy)


Ph.D. in Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002

My mathematics genealogy and CV


The area of my primary research includes statistical learning and multivariate analysis with a specific focus on classification, ranking, dimensionality reduction, and kernel methods. The main thrust of my research has been to bring statistical perspectives to machine learning methods and advance our understanding of them. My research on classification and ranking exemplifies this direction. In parallel, I have developed new statistical methods and computational tools for feature selection, regularization, and dimensionality reduction, which constitute a common thread of modern data analysis. From a more traditional point of view, I have also pursued ways to improve upon the existing statistical methods in terms of robustness and efficiency.

What's new?

[May 2016] Andrew Landgraf wins IMS Travel Award.

[February 2016] I received a courtesy appointment in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University.

[July 2015] I am on Program Committee for the Joint Statistical Meetings 2016 in Chicago.


Associate Editor, The ASA journal Statistical Analysis and Data Mining since 2011.


Email: yklee at stat osu edu | Office: 440B Cockins Hall
Tel: 614-292-9495 | Fax: 614-292-2096
Address: 1958 Neil Avenue, Department of Statistics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210