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Yan Sun Ph.D.

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Mathematics and Statistics

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: Animal Science (ANSC) 310
DialPhone: (435) 797-2861
SendEmail: yan.sun@usu.edu


Educational Background

MS, Statistics, University of Cincinnati, 2014
PhD, Mathematics, (Statistics), University of Cincinnati, 2011
BS, Mathematics, Fundan University, 2005

Awards

The Henry Laws Fellowship Award, 2011

Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Cincinnati

Best Paper Award, 2011

International Association of Information and Management Sciences

Student/Young Researcher Best Paper Award, 2010

Risk Section of the American Statistical Association

Taft Graduate Student Dissertation Fellowship, 2010

Charles Phelps Taft Research Center, University of Cincinnati

University Graduate Scholarship, Teaching Assitantship, and Enhanced Taft Fellowship, 2009

University of Cincinnati

People Scholarship, 2003

Department of Mathematics, Fundan University, China

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Book Chapters

    • Sun, Y., Lin, C., Linear regression for interval-valued data in K_C(R): Linear Regression: Models, Analysis and Applications. Nova Science Publishers

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • Chang, M., Sun, Y., (2019). Stochastic modeling of bridge deterioration using classification tree and logistic regression. , 25:1, 04018041.
        • Sun, Y., Loveland, J., Blackhurst, I., (2019). Modeling the Variance of Return Intervals Toward Volatility Prediction. Journal of Time Series Analysis, doi: 10.1111/jtsa.12518
        • Plucinski, B., Sun, Y., Wang, S., Gillies, R.R, Eklund, J., Wang, C., , Feasibility of Multi-Year Forecast for the Colorado River Water Supply: Time Series Modeling. Water
        • Sun, Y., Wang, S., Li, R., Buckley, B., Gillies, R.R, Hansen, K., (2018). Feasibility of predicting Vietnam’s autumn rainfall regime based on tree ring record and decadal variability. Climate, 6:42, doi: 10.3390/cli6020042
        • Sun, Y., Bekker, M., DeRose, J., Kjelgren, R.K, Wang, S., (2017). Statistical treatment for the wet bias in tree-ring chronologies - a case study from the Interior West, USA. Environmental and Ecological Statistics, 24:1, 131-150.
        • Sun, Y., (2017). Stress increase of unbonded tendons in continuous post-tensioned members. Journal of Bridge Engineering, 22:2, 04016115.
        • Chang, M., Maguire, M., Sun, Y., (2017). Framework for Mitigating Human Bias in Selection of Explanatory Variables for Bridge Deterioration Modeling. ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 23:3, 04017002.
        • Gao, R., Sun, Y., Ralescu, D., (2017). Order statistics of uncertain random variables with application to k-out-of-n system. Fuzzy Optimization and Decision Making, 16:2, 159-181.
        • Sun, Y., (2017). Asymptotic tests for interval-valued means. Statistics and Probability Letters, 121, 70-77.
        • Bean, B., Maguire, M., Sun, Y., (2017). Predicting Utah ground snow loads with PRISM. Journal of Structural Engineering, 143:9, 04017126.
        • Sun, Y., (2016). Linear regression with interval-valued data. WIREs Computational Statistics, 8, 54-60.
        • Sang, H., Sun, Y., (2015). Simultaneous sparse model selection and coefficient estimation for heavy-tailed autoregressive processes. Statistics, 49:1, 187-208.
        • Gillies, R.R, Chung, O., DeRose, J., Wang, S., Sun, Y., (2015). Added value from 576 years of tree-ring records in the prediction of the Great Salt Lake level. Journal of Hydrology, 529, 962-968.
        • Sun, Y., Ralescu, D., (2015). A normal hierarchical model and minimum contrast estimation for random intervals. Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, 67, 313-333.
        • Gillies, R.R, Wang, S., Sun, Y., Chung, O., (2013). Supportive empirical modeling for the forecast of monsoon precipitation in Nepal. International Journal of Climatology, 33, 3047-3054.
        • Sun, Y., (2012). Modeling long-memory time series with sparse autoregressive processes. Journal of Uncertain Systems, 6:4, 289-298.
        • Sun, Y., Lin, X., (2012). Regularization for stationary multivariate time series. Quantitative Finance, 12:4, 573-586.

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

              Other Reports

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            Publications - Translations & Transcripts

              Publications - Other

                Magazine/Trade Publication

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              Scheduled Teaching

              STAT 6950 - Directed Reading and Conference, Spring 2019

              STAT 6720 - Mathematical Statistics II, Spring 2019

              STAT 6710 - Mathematical Statistics I, Fall 2018

              STAT 6910 - Seminar in Statistics, Fall 2018

              STAT 2000 - Statistical Methods, Spring 2018

              STAT 7810 - Topics in Statistics (Topic), Spring 2018

              STAT 2000 - Statistical Methods, Fall 2017

              STAT 6910 - Seminar in Statistics, Summer 2017

              STAT 6720 - Mathematical Statistics II, Spring 2017

              STAT 6710 - Mathematical Statistics I, Fall 2016

              STAT 6910 - Seminar in Statistics, Fall 2016

              MATH 5710 - Introduction to Probability, Fall 2015

              MATH 5720 - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics, Spring 2015

              STAT 6720 - Mathematical Statistics II, Spring 2015

              STAT 6710 - Mathematical Statistics I, Fall 2014

              STAT 6910 - Seminar in Statistics, Fall 2014

              STAT 5810 - Topics in Statistics, Fall 2014

              MATH 5720 - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics, Spring 2014

              STAT 6180 - Time Series, Fall 2013

              MATH 5810 - Topics in Mathematics, Fall 2013

              MATH 5720 - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics, Spring 2013

              MATH 5710 - Introduction to Probability, Fall 2012

              STAT 6710,7710 - Mathematical Statistics I, Fall 2012

              STAT 6820 - Topics in Statistics (Topic), Spring 2012

              STAT 6710,7710 - Mathematical Statistics I, Fall 2011

              STAT 6180 - Time Series, Fall 2011


              Graduate Students Mentored

              Brennan Bean, Mathematics & Statistics 2019
              Chih-Ching Yeh, Mathematics & Statistics 2017
              Eric McKinney, Mathematics & Statistics 2017
              Isaac Blackhurst, Mathematics & Statistics 2014