Xiaowei Wu

Assistant Professor

Department of Statistics

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

 

Office: Hutcheson Hall 212

Phone: (540)231-0023

Email: xwwu@vt.edu

 

Education

PhD

Statistics

Rice University, Houston, TX

2010

 

MS

Electrical Engineering

Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

2003

 

BS

Electrical Engineering

Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

1997

 

Academic Employment

Assistant Professor

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

2012 --

 

Postdoctoral Scholar

The University of Chicago

2010 -- 2012

 

Research Interests

Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics, Bayesian and Computational Statistics, Branching Processes

 

Recent Publications

Peer Reviewed

-- Jin, X., Xiang, X., Guan, X., Bai, Q., Wu, X. and Zhou, Y. (2017). Assessing the relationship between the spatial distribution of land consolidation projects and of farmland resources in China, 2006-2012. Accepted. Food Security.

-- Zhu, H., Casters, P., Morris, J.S., Wu, X. and Muller, R. (2017). A unified analysis of structured sonar-terrain data using Bayesian functional mixed models. Technometrics, 0(0):1--12, doi:10.1080/00401706.2016.1274681.

-- Leon-Novelo, L.G., Womack, A., Zhu, H. and Wu, X. (2017). A Bayesian analysis of bioassay experiments. Statistics in Medicine, 36(12):1907--1923.

-- Zhang, S., Wu, X. and You, Z. (2017). Jaccard distance based weighted sparse representation for coarse-to-fine plant species recognition. PLoS One, 12(6):e0178317.

-- Zhang, S., Zhu, Y., You, Z. and Wu, X. (2017). Fusion of superpixel, expectation maximization and PHOG for recognizing cucumber diseases. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 140:338--347.

-- Zhang, S., You, Z. and Wu, X. (2017). Plant disease leaf image segmentation based on superpixel clustering and EM algorithm. Neural Computing and Applications, doi:10.1007/s00521-017-3067-8.

-- Zhang, S., Wu, X., You, Z. and Zhang, L. (2017). Leaf image based cucumber disease recognition using sparse representation classification. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 134:135--141.

-- Wang, Z., Xu, K., Zhang, X., Wu, X. and Wang, Z. (2016). Longitudinal SNP-set association analysis of quantitative phenotypes. Genetic Epidemiology, , 41(1):81--93. DOI: 10.1002/gepi.22016.

-- Sun, M., Sun, Z., Wu, X., Rajaram, V., Keimig, D., Lim, J., Zhu, H. and Xie, H. (2016). Mammalian brain development is accompanied by a dramatic increase in cell-subset specific DNA methylation. Scientific Reports, 6:32298.

-- Jin, X., Zhang, Z., Wu, X., Xiang, X., Sun, W., Bai, Q. and Zhou, Y. (2016). Co-ordination of land exploitation, exploitable farmland reserves and national planning in China. Land Use Policy, 57, 682--693.

-- Tran, H., Wu, X., Tithi, S., Sun, M., Xie,H. and Zhang, L. (2016). A Bayesian assignment method for ambiguous bisulfite short reads. PLoS One, 11(3):e0151826.

-- Wu, X. and Zhu, H. (2015). A Bayesian analysis of copy number variations in array comparative genomic hybridization data. International Journal of Biomedical Data Mining, 4:116.

-- Hasan, M. S., Wu, X. and Zhang, L. (2015). Performance evaluation of indel calling tools using real short-read data. Human Genomics, 9:20.

-- Karunasena, E., McIver, L.J., Bavarva, J.H., Wu, X., Zhu, H., Garner, H.R. (2015). 'Cut from the same cloth': Shared microsatellite variants among cancers link to ectodermal tissues-neural tube and crest cells. Oncotarget, 6(26):22038--22047.

-- Wu, X., Sun, M., Zhu, H. and Xie, H. (2015). Nonparametric Bayesian clustering to detect bipolar methylated genomic loci. BMC Bioinformatics, 16:11.

-- Wu, X. and Zhu, H. (2015). Fast maximum likelihood estimation of mutation rates using a birth-death process. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 366:1-7.

-- Karunasena, E., McIver, L.J., Rood, B.R., Wu, X., Zhu, H., Bavarva, J.H. and Garner, H.R. (2014). Somatic microsatellite loci differentiate glioblastoma from lower-grade gliomas. Oncotarget, 5(15) 6003-6014.

-- Li, Z., Wu, X.#, He, B. and Zhang, L. (2014). Vindel: a simple pipeline for checking indel redundancy. BMC Bioinformatics, 15:359.                               # co-first author

-- Wu, X. and Kimmel, M. (2013). Modeling neutral evolution using an infinite-allele Markov branching process. International Journal of Stochastic Analysis, Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 963831.

-- Wu, X. and Kimmel, M. (2010). A note on the path to extinction of critical Markov branching processes. Statistics & Probability Letters, 80, 263-269.

-- Wu, X., Strome, E. D., Meng, Q., Hastings, P. J., Plon, S. E. and Kimmel, M. (2009). A robust estimator of mutation rates. Mutation Research, 661, 101-109.

-- Strome, E. D., Wu, X., Kimmel, M. and Plon, S. E. (2008). Heterozygous screen in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae identifies dosage-sensitive genes that affect chromosome stability. Genetics, 178, 1193-1207.

 

 

Conference Proceedings

-- Banerjee, S., Chen, X., Wu, X., Xie, H., Xuan, J. and Feng, W-C. (2017). ChIP-GMM: A Gaussian mixture model for inferring binding regions in ChIP-seq profiles. The 9h International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

-- Hasan, M. S., Wu, X., Watson, L. T., Li, Z. and Zhang, L. (2016). UPS-indel: A better approach for finding indel redundancy. IEEE 6th International Conference on Computational Advances in Bio and Medical Sciences.

-- Tran, H., Wu, X. and Zhang, L. (2015). A Bayesian method for assigning ambiguous bisulfite short reads. The 7th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

-- Zhu, H., Wu, X., Xu, X. and Wu, C. (2007). Feature extraction and categorization of patient respiration pattern in radiation therapy. The 15th International Conference on the Use of Computers in Radiation Therapy Proceedings.

-- Wu, X., Chan, Y., Preissl, H., Eswaran, H., Wilson, J., Murphy, P. and Lowery, C. L. (2004). Time-frequency and coherence analysis of FMEG signals. The 14th International Conference on Biomagnetism Proceedings.

 

Teaching

STAT4094 Introduction to R Programming: spring 2016, 2017

STAT4714 Probability and Statistics for Electrical Engineers: fall 2012, 2013

STAT4984/5984G Statistical Genomics: spring 2013

STAT4364 Introduction to Statistical Genomics: spring 2014

STAT5034 Inference Fundamentals: fall 2014, 2015, 2016

STAT5434 Applied Stochastic Processes: spring 2015, 2016, 2017