Professor You-Gan Wang

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Faculty of Science,
School of Mathematical Sciences

Personal details


Professor in Data Science
Faculty of Science,
School of Mathematical Sciences


Data Science, Statistical modelling, Robust inference, Longitudinal data analysis, Model selection, Fisheries stock assessment, Load estimation, Water quality monitoring, Uncertainty quantification, Environmantal statistics


Statistics, Environmental Science and Management, Fisheries Sciences

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (University of Oxford)

Professional memberships and associations

  • Institute of Mathematical Statistics (Lifetime Member)
  • Elected Member of International Statistical Institute (ISI)
  • International Biometrics Society (IBS)


Professor Wang  has experience in designing statistical curriculum for both undergraduate and graduate students and biostatistics curriculum for Dentistry and Life Sciences students. It is Professor Wang's view that we need to stimulate creative ways of student thinking instead of solving textbook problems.  This can be achieved at teaching all levels of courses.


Professor Wang has taught:

  • statistical and biostatistics courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • students in Statistics, Dentistry, Pharmacology and Life Sciences.
  • small class and large class (up to 250 students)
  • Statistical Modeling and Data Analysis (Harvard),
  • Statistical Consultation (Harvard) Stochastic Optimaization, (as a tutor), St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford)
  • Linear Algebra (Institute for British and Irish Studies, Oxford).
  • Probability and Mathematical Statistics (Institute for British and Irish Studies, Oxford).
  • Biostatistics (NUS) Survival Analysis (NUS)
  • Experimental Design (UQ)
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis (UQ)

Development of new courses and  curriculum
Professor Wang has developed course material for  biostatistics and life science students including for first year Ph.D students, Harvard School of Public Health. He has also developed new course material in Biostatistics for Dentistry, National University of Singapore.

Student supervision

Professor Wang has experience in supervising Honours, MSc and PhD students over the past 20 years and has examined many MSc and PhD theses.


Selected publications

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Selected research projects

Projects listed above are funded by Australian Competitive Grants. Projects funded from other sources are not listed due to confidentiality agreements.