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Dr. Kenny Jing Xu
Assistant Professor of Data Science
Division of Science and Technology

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. in Statistics, Macquarie University, Australia
B.Sc. in Statistics, Macquarie University, Australia

Research Interests

Survival Analysis
Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial
Micro-Randomized Trial
Applied Statistics in Medicine

Current Teaching

STAT2003: Advanced Statistics
MATH2003: Discrete Structures

Selected Publications
  • Figueroa, C.A, Hernandez-Ramos, R., Boone, C., Gomez, L., Yip, V., Luo, T., Sierra, V., Xu, J., Chakraborty, B., Darrow, S., Aguilera, A. (2020). A text-messaging study to help cope with social distancing: clinical trial protocol for the Stay Well at Home study. Submitted to JMIR Research Protocols.
  • Xu, J., Yan, X., Figueroa, C.A., Williams, J.J. and Chakraborty, B. (2020). Multi-Level Micro-Randomized Trial for Detecting the Proximal Effect of a Mobile Application Messages on Physical Activity in Diabetes and Depression. arXiv, stat.ME, 2007.13741.
  • Aguilera, A., Figueroa, C.A., Hernandez-Ramos, R., Sarkar, U., Cemballi, A.G., Gomez-Pathak, L., Miramontes, J., Avila-Garcia, P., Tov, E.Y., Chakraborty, B., Yan, X., Xu, J., Modiri, A., Aggarwal, J., Williams, J.J., Lyles, C.R. (2020). An mHealth app using machine learning to increase physical activity in diabetes and depression: clinical trial protocol for the DIAMANTE Study. BMJ Open. 10: e034723. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034723
  • Xu, J., Bandyopadhyay, D., Mirzaeic, S., Michalowicz, B. and Chakraborty, B. (2019). SMARTp: A SMART design for non-surgical treatments of chronic periodontitis with spatially-referenced and non-randomly missing skewed outcome. Biometrical Journal, 62, 282-310.
  • Xu, J., Ma, J., Connors, M.H. and Brodaty, H. (2018) Proportional hazard model estimation under dependent censoring using copulas and penalized likelihood. Statistics in Medicine, 37(14), 2238-2251.
  • Xu, J., Ma, J. and Prvan, T. (2017) Nonparametric hazard estimation with dependent censoring using penalized likelihood and copula, Communication in Statistics-Theory and Methods, 46:22, 11383-11403.
  • Xu, J. and Ma, J. (2016) Fitting finite mixture model by iterative Monte Carlo classification, Communication in Statistics-Theory and Methods, 46(13), 6684-6693.
  • Taylor, G. and Xu, J. (2016) An empirical investigation of the value of finalisation count information to loss reserving. Variance, 10:1, 75-120.
  • Brodaty, H., Connors, M.H., Xu, J., Woodward, M. and Ames, D. (2015) The Course of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Dementia: A Three Year Longitudinal Study. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 16, 380-387.
  • Brodaty, H., Connors, M.H., Xu, J., Woodwards, M., Ames, D. (2014) Predictors of Institutionalization in Dementia: A three Year Longitudinal Study. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Vol. 40(1), 221-226.
Academic and Social Service

Reviewer for

  • Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics
Awards and Honors
  • Best paper prize, Variance, 2016
  • Travel Grant, AOPMC conference, Manila, Philippines, 2016
  • Postgraduate Scholarship, Australian Mathematical Science Institute, 2012
  • Postgraduate Research Fund, Macquarie University, 2011
  • Australian Postgraduate Awards, 2009