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Northwest Missouri State University

Dr. Han Yu

Dr. Han Yu



1657 Garrett-Strong



Joined Northwest in 2009

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. Statistics; Florida State University
  • M.S. Statistics; Florida State University
  • M.S. Probability and Statistics; Xiamen University, China
  • B.S. Pure Mathematics; Xiamen University, China

Course Taught

Current Courses

  • General Statistics I
  • El Stat Concepts
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Data Mining with R

Courses Taught at The University of Toledo, OH:

  • Applications of Statistics I and II
  • Statistical Computing
  • Linear Statistical Models
  • Statistical Methods I and II
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Statistical Research Seminar

Academic Interests

  • Bayesian Semi- and Nonparametric Data Analysis
  • Stochastic Processes, Empirical Processes, Random Probability Measure, Random Function
  • Generalized Additive/Linear Mixed Models
  • Longitudinal Data, Spatial Data, Spatio-temporal Data
  • Statistical Learning and Data Mining
  • High Performance Computing

Scholarly Activity


  • Han Yu (2014)  Kernel-Based Generalized Likelihood Ratio Tests on Nonparametric Density Alternatives. 2014 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), Boston, MA. (Contributed Talk)
  • Han Yu and Shanhe Jiang (2012)  Bayesian Semiparametric Spatio –Temporal Analysis with Application in Criminal Data. American Society of Criminology (ASC) Annual Meeting 2012, Chicago, IL.  (Invited Talk)
  • Han Yu, Shanhe Jiang and Kenneth C. Land (2010)  The Effects of Collinearity on Hierarchical Models. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting 2010 San Francisco, CA.
  • Shanhe Jiang and Han Yu (2010)  Predictors of Violence, Drug Use and Public Disorder: A Joint Nonlinear Model. The Academic of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) 2010 Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.


  • 2014 NSF Travel Award: the 3rd workshop on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. Sponsors: GSU Research Foundation, National Science Foundation, Institution of Mathematical Statistics, International Chinese Statistical Association and Department of Mathematics and Statistics, GSU
  • 2010 Han Yu (PI)  Faculty Research Grant, Northwest Missouri State University.
  • 2009 Shanhe Jiang (PI) and Han Yu (Co-PI)  The ASA/BJS Small Grants Research  Program for Analysis of Crime and Justice Data. Awarded by American Statistics Association/Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Other Professional Experiences

Professional Memberships

  • Member, American Statistical Association (ASA)
  • Member, International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA)
  • Member, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS)
  • Member, Association of Chinese Criminology and Criminal Justice (ACCCJ)
  • Member, Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)


Professional Software

  • R
  • BUGS
  • SAS
  • Latex