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Cai Li, PhD
Cai Li, PhD

Cai Li, PhD

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty



PhD (Statistics) – North Carolina State University
Postdoctoral Associate (Biostatistics) – Yale University

Research Interests

  • Functional Data Analysis
  • High-Dimensional Data Analysis
  • Imaging Analysis
  • Statistical Learning and Computing
  • Nonparametric Statistics
  • Bioinformatics

Selected Publications

indicates corresponding author; * indicates equal contributions.

Bi X*, Feng L*, Li C*, Zhang H. Modeling pregnancy outcomes through sequentially nested regression models. Journal of the American Statistical Association 1-16, 2021. DOI: 10.1080/01621459.2021.2006666

Li C, Zhang H. Tensor quantile regression with application to association between neuroimages and human intelligence. Annals of Applied Statistics 15(3):1455-1477, 2021. DOI: 10.1214/21-AOAS1475

Li C, Xiao L, Luo S. Joint model for survival and multivariate sparse functional data with application to a study of Alzheimer's disease. Biometrics 1-13, 2021. DOI: 10.1111/biom.13427

Hu J*, Li C*, Wang S, Li T, Zhang H. Genetic variants are identified to increase risk of COVID-19 related mortality from UK Biobank data. Human Genomics 15(1):1-10, 2021. DOI: 10.1186/s40246-021-00306-7

Hu Y*, Tan H*, Li C*, Zhang H. Identifying genetic risk variants associated with brain volumetric phenotypes via K-sample Ball Divergence method. Genetic Epidemiology 45(7):710-720, 2021. DOI: 10.1002/gepi.22423

Li C, Xiao L, Luo S. Fast covariance estimation for multivariate sparse functional data. Stat 9(1):e245, 2020. DOI: 10.1002/sta4.245

Li C, Xiao L. Optimal design for classification of functional data. Canadian Journal of Statistics 48(2):285-307, 2020. DOI: 10.1002/cjs.11531

Xiao L, Li C, Checkley W, Crainiceanu CM. Fast covariance estimation for sparse functional data, Statistics and Computing 28(3):511-522, 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s11222-017-9744-8

Li C, Zhou H. svt: Singular value thresholding in Matlab. Journal of Statistical Software 81(2):1-13, 2017. DOI: 10.18637/jss.v081.c02

Last update: February 2022