Yan Li

PhD Candidate

University of Connecticut


I’m pursuing my PhD degree in Statistics at Departmemt of Statistics, University of Connecticut after graduating from School of Statistics, Renmin University of China in 2016. My interests lie in Climate Change Detection and Attribution Analysis, Measurement Error Models, Mixture Models, Dimension Reduction and Variable Selection.

This website (under construction) includes information on my current research projects, publications and some thinkings/notes on research and programming.


  • Climate Change Detection and Attribution
  • Measurement Error Models
  • High-Dimensional Statistics


  • PhD in Statistics, 2021 (expected)

    University of Connecticut

  • BS in Statistics, 2016

    Renmin University of China



Research Assistant

University of Connecticut, Department of Statistics

Jan 2017 – Present Connecticut

  • Working on development of methods and statistical software for climate change detection attribution analysis via fingerprinting method
  • Worked on pursuit of heterogeneity on coefficients of finite mixture regression models
  • Worked on development of method for copula modeling with tied data
  • Worked on a dental project on survival analysis of restorations placed on special patients

Graduate Assistant and Webmaster

University of Connecticut, Department of Statistics

Sep 2016 – Sep 2019 Connecticut

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