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Dr. Jiajuan LIANG
Associate Professor of Statistics
Division of Science and Technology
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Curriculum Vitae

Education

B.Sc. in Mathematics, Nankai University, China (南开大学, 1984)
M.Sc. in Statistics, Nankai University, China (南开大学, 1987)
Ph.D. in Statistics, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China (1998)

Research Interests

Multivariate goodness-of-fit techniques; high-dimensional data analysis; generalized multivariate analysis; structural equation modeling; multilevel data analysis

Current Teaching

GCNU1063 Business Statistics (1002) (1014)

Selected Publications

[1] Jiajuan Liang, Kai-Tai Fang, Fred J. Hickernell and Runze Li (2001). Testing multivariate uniformity and its applications. Mathematics of Computation, 70, 337-355.

[2] Jiajuan Liang and Peter M. Bentler (2004). A new EM algorithm for fitting two-level structural equation models. Psychometrika, 69 (No. 1), 101-122.

[3] Jiajuan Liang, Kai-Tai Fang, and Fred. J. Hickernell (2008). Some necessary uniform tests for spherical symmetry. The Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, 60, 679-696.

[4] Jiajuan Liang and Kai Wang Ng (2008). A method for generating uniformly scattered points on the Lp-norm unit sphere and its applications. Metrika. 68, 83-98.

[5] Jiajuan Liang and Kai Wang Ng (2009). A multivariate normal plot to detect non-normality. Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 18 (No. 1), 52-72.

[6] Jiajuan Liang, Man-Lai Tang, and Ping Shing Chan (2009). A generalized Shapiro-Wilk W Statistic for testing high-dimensional normality. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 53, 3883-3891.

[7] Jiajuan Liang, Kai Wang Ng, and Guoliang Tian (2017). A stochastics representation for the lp-norm symmetric distribution and its applications. Communications in Statistics – Simulation and Computation, 46 (8), 6011-6018.

[8] Jiajuan Liang, Man-Lai Tang, and Xuejing Zhao (2019). Testing high-dimensional normality based on classical skewness and kurtosis with a possible small sample size. Communications in Statistics -Theory and Methods, 48 (23), 5719-5732.

[9] Jiajuan Liang, Kai Wang Ng, and Guoliang Tian (2019). A Class of Uniform Tests for Goodness-of-fit of the Multivariate Lp-norm spherical distributions and the lp-norm symmetric distributions. Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, 71, 137-162.

[10] Qiang Zhao and Jiajuan Liang (2020). A Q-Q plot for detecting non-multinormality based on a normal characterization and the S-W statistic. Communications in Statistics -Theory and Methods. Published online: DOI: 10.1080/03610926.2020.1761983

Academic and Social Service
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Advanced Statistics 
  • Reviewer Board Member, International Journal of Statistics in Medical Research
  • Member, American Statistical Association
  • Member, International Chinese Statistical Association
Awards and Honors
  • Summer Faculty Fellowship Awards (Summer Research Grants) for the academic years 2002-2010 at the University of New Haven, U.S.A.
  • Botwinik Travel Award for the academic year 2002-2003 at the University of New Haven, U.S.A.
  • Summer Research Fund Award for the academic year 2003/2004, 05/06, 07/08 at the University of New Haven, U.S.A.
  • University of New Haven 2007 Excellence in Research/Creative Activity Award
  • Award of University Research Scholar at the University of New Haven for six years 2010-2013, 2013-2016