Yinqiu He

Assistant Professor of Statistics

Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Email: yinqiu.he AT wisc DOT edu

Office: 7225D Medical Sciences Center


I am an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Before joining the Wisconsin-Madison, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Data Science Institute at the Columbia University during 2021-2022. I obtained by Ph.D. from the Department of Statistics at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, where I was advised by Prof. Gongjun Xu and Prof. Xuming He. Prior to coming to Michigan, I received my B.S. in Statistics from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2016.  

My first name can be pronounced as "In-cho", and my name in Chinese is 何吟秋. 

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in developing theory and methodology for analyzing large-scale and complex-structured data to address scientific problems arising from interdisciplinary studies. My current research interests include high-dimensional and large-scale statistical inference, mediation pathway analysis, network analysis, statistical machine learning, and also applications in statistical genetics and genomics and metabolomics.  

Selected Awards



Accepted & Published: 

* Co-first author


At the University of Wisconsin-Madison: 

             Advanced undergraduate-level statistics course. 

      One of the core courses of the first-year Ph.D. students. 


At the University of Wisconsin-Madison: 

Ph.D. students: Youngjoo Yun, Haoran Xiong. 

M.S. students: Yuhan Zheng, Xiangyi Liao (Ph.D. in Educational Psychology).