Department of Mathematical Sciences

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

2014 Conference of Texas Statisticians

The Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas is pleased to host the 2014 Conference of Texas Statisticians (COTS), which will be held Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22, 2014 on UT Dallas campus. Visit the conference website at COTS 2014.

Min Chen

2013 - Assistant Professor
Mathematical Sciences, UT Dallas
2013 -

Adjunt Assistant Professor

Quantitative Biomedical Research Center
Department of Clinical Sciences
UT Southwestern Medical Center
2010 - 2013

Assistant Professor

Division of Biostatistics
Department of Clinical Sciences
UT Southwestern Medical Center


B.E., Computer Science - University of Science & Technology of China, Hefei, China. 1994
M.A., Statistics - University of Pittsburgh, PA. 1999
Ph.D., Decision Science & Statistics - University of Texas at Austin, TX. 2006
Postdoc., Center for Statistical Genomics & Proteomics - Yale University, New Haven, CT. 2010

Research Interests

Statistical Genomics & Bioinformatics
Genome wide association studies; eQTL mapping; Network based modeling; Nextgeneration sequencing data analysis; Statistical preprocessing of genomic data.
Bayesian Methods
Integrative analysis; Meta analysis; Spatial Modeling; Model selection; Statistical decision theory.
Ranked set sampling; Judgment post-stratification.


2015 Fall:
STAT 3332-Statistics for Life Sciences
2014 Fall:
STAT 6390-Topics in Statistics (Level 6): Statistical Analysis of Genomics Data
STAT 3332-Statistics for Life Sciences
2013 Fall:
STAT 3360--Probability and Statistics for Management and Economics

Refereed Research Papers

1.  Wang, X., L. Stokes, J. Lim, and M. Chen (2006). Concomitants of multivariate order statistics with application to judgment poststratification. Journal of the American Statistical Association 101(476), 1693–1704.

2.  Stokes, L., X. Wang, and M. Chen (2007). Judgment post-stratification with multiple rankers. Journal of Statistical Theory and Applications 6, 344–359.

3.  Allen, J., M. Chen, and Y. Xie (2009). Model-based background correction (MBCB): R methods and GUI for Illumina Bead-Array data. Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy 1(1), 25. PMID: 20502629.

4.  Chen, M. and J. Dyer (2009). Inevitable Disappointment in Projects Selected on the Basis of Forecasts. SPE Journal 14(2), 216–221.

5.  Chen, M., Y. Xia, and X. Wang (2010). Managing supply uncertainties through Bayesian information update. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering 7(1), 24–36.

6.  Liu, Z., A. Li, V. Schulz, M. Chen, and D. Tuck (2010). MixHMM: inferring copy number variation and allelic imbalance using SNP arrays and tumor samples mixed with stromal cells. PloS ONE 5(6), e10909. PMID: 20532221.

7.  Chen, M., J. Cho, and H. Zhao (2011). Detecting epistatic SNPs associated with complex diseases via a Bayesian classification tree search method. Annals of Human Genetics 75(1), 112–121. PMID: 21121902.

8.  Chen, M., J. Cho, and H. Zhao (2011). Incorporating biological pathways via a Markov Random Field model in genome-wide association studies. PLoS Genetics 7(4), e1001353. PMID: 21490723.

9.  Chen, M. and J. Lim (2011). Estimating variances of strata in ranked set sampling. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 141(8), 2513–2518.

10.  Chen, M. and X. Wang (2011). Approximate Predictive Densities and Their Applications in Generalized Linear Models. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis 55(4), 1570–1580. PMID: 21516223.

11.  Chen, M., Y. Xie, and M. Story (2011). An Exponential-Gamma Convolution Model for Background Correction of Illumina BeadArray Data. Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods 40(17), 3055–3069. PMID: 21769162.

12.  Allen, J., S. Wang, M. Chen, L. Girard, J. Minna, Y. Xie, and G. Xiao (2012). Probe mapping across multiple microarray platforms. Briefings in Bioinformatics 13(5), 547–554. PMID: 22199380.

13.  Allen, J., Y. Xie, M. Chen, L. Girard, and G. Xiao (2012). Comparing statistical methods for constructing large scale gene networks. PLoS ONE 7(1), e29348. PMID: 22272232.

14.  Han, T. W., M. Kato, S. Xie, L. C. Wu, H. Mirzaei, J. Pei, M. Chen, Y. Xie, J. Allen, G. Xiao, and S. L. McKnight (2012). Free formation of RNA granules: bound RNAs identify features and components of cellular assemblies. Cell 149(4), 768–779. PMID: 22579282.

15.  Wang, X., M. Chen, A. Khodursky, and G. Xiao (2012). Bayesian Joint Analysis of Gene Expression Data and Gene Functional Annotations. Statistics in Biosciences 4(2), 300–318.

16.  Bu, D., C. M. Lewis, V. Sarode, M. Chen, X. Ma, A. M. Lazorwitz, R. Rao, M. Leitch, A. Moldrem, V. Andrews, A. Gazdar, and D. Euhus (2013). Identification of breast cancer DNA methylation markers optimized for fine-needle aspiration samples. eng. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22(12), 2212–2221. PMID: 24089458.

17.  Chen, M., M. Zang, X. Wang, and G. Xiao (2013). A powerful Bayesian meta-analysis method to integrate multiple gene set enrichment studies. Bioinformatics 29(7), 862–869. PMID: 23418184.

18.  Chun, H., M. Chen, B. Li, and H. Zhao (2013). Joint conditional Gaussian graphical models with multiple sources of genomic data. Frontiers in Genetics 4(294).

19.  Horikoshi, N., P. Kumar, G. Sharma, M. Chen, C. Hunt, K. Westover, S. Chowdhury, and T. Pandita (2013). Genome-wide distribution of histone H4 Lysine 16 acetylation sites and their relationship to gene expression. Genome Integrity 4(1), 3. PMID: 23587301.

20.  Zhou, H., M. Chen, and D. Zhao (2013). Longitudinal MRI Evaluation of Intracranial Development and Vascular Characteristics of Breast Cancer Brain Metastases in a Mouse Model. PLoS ONE 8(4), e62238. PMID: 23638013.

21.  Chen, M., S. Ahn, X. Wang, and J. Lim (2014). Generalized Isotonized Mean Estimators for Judgment Post-stratification with Multiple Rankers. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics 19(4), 405–418.

22.  Hou, L., M. Chen, C. K. Zhang, J. Cho, and H. Zhao (2014). Guilt by rewiring: gene prioritization through network rewiring in Genome Wide Association Studies. Human Molecular Genetics 23(10), 2780–2790. PMID: 24381306.

23.  Lim, J., M. Chen, S. Park, X. Wang, and L. Stokes (2014). Kernel Density Estimator From Ranked Set Samples. Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods 43, 2156–2168.

24.  Yu, Q., Y. Peng, V. Mishra, A. Ouyang, H. Li, H. Zhang, M. Chen, S. Liu, and H. Huang (2014). Microstructure, length, and connection of limbic tracts in normal human brain development. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience 6(228). PMID: 25221509.

25.  Zang, X., M. Chen, Y. Zhou, G. Xiao, Y. Xie, and X. Wang (2015). Identifying CDKN3 Gene Expression as a Prognostic Biomarker in Lung Adenocarcinoma via Meta-analysis. Cancer informatics 14(Suppl 2), 183.


  • Updated: August, 2015
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Assistant Professor
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