Pengsheng Ji

Headshotpronounced as [peng-sheng jee]

Associate Professor
Department of Statistics
University of Georgia
Brooks Hall
310 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602

Tel: (706)542-8232
Fax: (706)542-3391
Email: psji Φ uga ÷ edu (to be corrected)

Research Interests

  • Social Networks
  • Machine Learning
  • Rare and Weak Signals in Big Data
  • Quantitative Evaluation of Academic Research
  • Variable/Feature Selection
  • Large-scale Multiple Testing
  • Bioinformatics


PhD in StatisticsCornell University, 2012
Advisers: Michael Nussbaum and Jiashun Jin

MS in Statistics, Nankai University, 2006

BS, Shiing-Shen Chern Class of Mathematics, Nankai Univeristy, 2003


Honors and Awards

  • M. G. Michael Award, University of Georgia, 2016
  • Teaching Academy Fellow, University of Georgia, 2014
  • Provost Summer Research Grant, University of Georgia, 2014
  • Conference Travel Grant, Cornell University, 2012
  • Graduate School Fellowship, Cornell University, 2011,2010 and 2007
  • Guanghua Fellowship, Nankai University, 2005
  • Outstanding Graduate Award, the National Graduate Summer School in Applied Mathematics (Statistics and Data Mining), Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2004

Professional Service

  • Panelist, DMS, National Science Foundation, Jan. 2015

Referee Service

  • Annals of Applied Statistics
  • Annals of Statistics
  • BMC Bioinformatics
  • Electronic Journal of Statistics
  • Journal of Multivariate Analysis
  • Journal of the American Statistical Association
  • Journal of the Korean Statistical Society
  • Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series B
  • Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
  • Statistics and Probability Letters
  • Statistica Sinica