Jun Liu

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Jun Liu is an award-winning Chinese-American statistician. He received the COPSS Presidents' Award in 2002.[1] Liu is a professor in the Department of Statistics at Harvard University and has written many research papers and a book [2] about Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms, including their applications in biology. He is also co-author of the Tmod software for motif discovery.

Liu was an IMS Medallion Lecturer in 2002 and a Bernoulli Lecturer in 2004. He was elected a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in 2004[3] and of the American Statistical Association in 2005.[4]

Liu received his B.Sc. from Peking University in 1985. He has a Ph.D. in math from Rutgers University in 1988, and a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Chicago in 1991.[5]


  1. ^ "Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies: Presidents' Award: Past Award Recipients," National Institute of Statistical Sciences, accessed June 5, 2011, http://nisla05.niss.org/copss/PastAwardsPresidents.pdf.
  2. ^ Liu, Jun S. Monte Carlo Strategies in Scientific Computing. New York: Springer, 2001. ISBN 978-0-387-95230-7
  3. ^ "IMS Fellows," Institute of Mathematical Statistics, accessed June 5, 2011, http://www.imstat.org/awards/honored_fellows.htm.
  4. ^ "ASA Fellows," American Statistical Association, accessed June 5, 2011, http://www.amstat.org/careers/fellowslist.cfm.
  5. ^ "Home Page for Jun Liu," Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, accessed May 29, 2011, http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~junliu/.

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