Wanli Qiao

Mason statistics professor Wanli Qiao
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Associate Professor, Department of Statistics

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-1707
Campus: Fairfax
Building: Nguyen Engineering Building
Room 1719
Mail Stop: 4A7
Email: Wanli Qiao

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Geometric features embedded in point clouds are interesting to researchers in many scientific fields such as geoscience, astronomy, and neuroscience. Qiao’s research interests include statistical inference, probability theory and computational algorithms related to these geometric objects. His collaborative/applied work currently focuses on studying the geometric and topological structures of protein energy landscapes. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation.

Research interests

  • Nonparametric statistics
  • Machine learning
  • Extreme value theory