Bin Yu

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Bin Yu
EducationPeking University (BA, 1984)
University of California, Berkeley (MS, 1987; PhD, 1990)
AwardsIMS Fellow (1999)
IEEE Fellow (2001)
ASA Fellow (2005)
AAAS Fellow (2013)
Member of NAS (2014)
Elizabeth L. Scott Award (2018)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Bell Labs

Bin Yu (Chinese: 郁彬) is a Chinese-American statistician. She is currently Chancellor's Professor in the Departments of Statistics and of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley.[1][2]


Yu earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1984 from Peking University, and went on to graduate studies in statistics at Berkeley, earning a master's degree in 1987 and a Ph.D. in 1990. Her dissertation, Some Results on Empirical Processes and Stochastic Complexity, was jointly supervised by Lucien Le Cam and Terry Speed.[3]

After postdoctoral studies at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and an assistant professorship at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, she returned to Berkeley as a faculty member in 1993, was tenured in 1997, and became Chancellor's Professor in 2006. She also worked at Bell Labs from 1998 to 2000, while on leave from Berkeley, and has held visiting positions at several other universities. She chaired the statistics department at Berkeley from 2009 to 2012, and since 2012 is president-elect of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.[1][2][4]

Yu's research interests include statistics, machine learning, neuroscience, genomics, and remote sensing.[5]

Honors and awards[edit]

Yu is a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the IEEE, the American Statistical Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Sciences.[1][2][6][7][8] In 2012, she was the Tukey Lecturer of the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability.[1][2] In 2018, she was awarded the Elizabeth L. Scott Award. [9][10][11]


  1. ^ a b c d Faculty biography, UC Berkeley, accessed 2013-04-24.
  2. ^ a b c d "Bin Yu", People News for August 2012, Amstatnews, American Statistical Association, August 1, 2012, archived from the original on July 3, 2013.
  3. ^ Bin Yu at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ Current officials Archived 2016-10-31 at the Wayback Machine, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, retrieved 2013-04-24.
  5. ^ "Google Scholar Profile for Bin Yu".
  6. ^ Honored fellows Archived 2016-10-19 at the Wayback Machine, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, retrieved 2013-04-24.
  7. ^ Directory of IEEE Fellows Archived 2013-01-31 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 2013-04-24.
  8. ^ Newly elected members Archived 2013-05-01 at the Wayback Machine, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, April 2013, retrieved 2013-04-24.
  9. ^ "Elizabeth L. Scott Award". Archived from the original on 15 August 2018. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Yu Award Release". Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Yu Award Release". Retrieved 30 March 2019.

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