Yali Liu


Department of Mathematics Office: Gilbreath Hall 308H

East Tennessee State University Phone: (423) 439-6980
PO Box 70663 Fax: (423) 439-8361
Johnson City, TN 37614 Email: liuy01@etsu.edu



         MATH1530 (Prob & Stat) Syllabus (Section 003, Section 011)

         STAT5710 (Stat Methods I) Syllabus

         STAT5720 (Stat Methods II) Syllabus

         Survival Analysis Syllabus

         Bayesian Analysis Syllabus

         Sampling & Survey Techniques Syllabus





Ph.D. in Statistics, Purdue University, Indiana, May 2005

Advisor: Professor Bruce A. Craig

Dissertation: Incorporating time-dependent covariates in the Cox proportional hazards model: the LVAR approach


M.S. in Applied Statistics, Peking University, P. R. China, 1999

Advisor: Professor Zhongjie Xie

Thesis: Modeling of Time-Varying AR(p) Processes Using Wavelets and Application of Neural Networks for Financial Forecasting


B.S. in Applied Mathematics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, P. R. China, 1996


Areas of Research Interest


         Survival analysis

         Longitudinal data analysis

         Applications to finance and economics

         Statistical consulting

         Applications to Biology, Medicine and Public Health



Professional Experience


         Associate Professor: ETSU, Department of Mathematics, August 2011- Present

         Assistant Professor: ETSU, Department of Mathematics, August 2005 - July 2011

         Graduate Assistant: Purdue University, Department of Statistics, August 1999 - May 2005

         Statistical Consultant: Purdue University, Department of Statistics, August 2002 - August 2003, June 2004-December 2004





         U. B. Schambra, J. Goldsmith, K. Nunley, Y. Liu, S. Harirforoosh, H. M. Schambra(2014). Low and moderate prenatal ethanol exposure of mice gastrulation or neurulation delays neurobehavioral development. Submitted to Neurotoxicology and Teratology.


         X. Liu, V.M. Hoang, Y. Liu and R. Brown (2014). Untreated isolated systolic hypertension among middle-aged and old adults in the United States: trends in the prevalence by demographic factors during 1999-2010. International Journal of Chronic Diseases. Accepted.


         C. Zhang, J. M. Kovacs, Y. Liu, F. Flores-Verdugo, F. F. de Santiago and K. Chen (2014). Separating mangrove species and conditions using laboratory hyperspectral data: a case study of a degraded mangrove forest of the Mexican pacific . Remote Sensoring. Vol. 6. 11673-11688; doi:10.3390/rs61211673. http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/6/12/11673.


         X. Liu, Y.Liu, D. Tsilimingras and K. M. Campbell (2013). Racial disparity in the associations of microalbuminuria and macroalbuminuria with odds of hypertension: results from the NHANES study in the United States. ISRN Hypertension. Article ID 390109. http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2013/390109.


         R. Hamdy, M. Mottl, M. Perdue, I. Cline, Y. Liu (2013). Scanning both hips and the lumbar vertebrae in men identifies more patients with osteoporosis than scanning one hip and the lumbar vertebrae. Journal of Aging Science. Vol 1(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/jasc.1000103


         C. Zhang, Y. Liu, J. M. Kovacs, F. Flores-Verdugo, F. F. de Santiago and K. Chen (2012). Spectral response to varying levels of leaf pigments collected from a degraded mangrove forest. Journal of Applied Remote Sensoring. 6 (063501), 1-14.


         E. Seier and Y. Liu (2011). An exercise to introduce power. Teaching Statistics. Published online http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9639.2011.00464.x/pdf on APR 4, 2011.


         J.M. Kovacs, Y. Liu, C. Zhang, F. Flores-Verdugo, F. F. de Santiago (2011). A field based statistical approach for validating a remotely sensed mangrove forest classification scheme of Isla La Palma, Sinaloa, Mexico. Wetlands Ecology and Management. Vol 19: 409-421.


         K. Wang, X. Liu, N. Aragam, X. Jian, J. Mullersman, Y. Pan, and Y. Liu (2011). Polymorphisms in ABLIM1 are associated with personality traits and alcohol dependence. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience. Published online http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21547531 on May 6, 2011.


         K. Wang, X. Liu, N. Aragam, X. Jian, J. Mullersman, Y. Liu, and Y. Pan (2011). Family-based association analysis of alcohol dependence in the COGA sample and replication in the Australian twin-family study. Journal of Neural Transmission. Published online http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21445666 on March 29, 2011.


         Q. Chen, L. Jiang, and Y. Liu (2010). Culture distance and the foreign equity shares in international joint ventures: the case of China. Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies. Vol 3 (3), pp 189-203.


         Q. Chen, T. Feng, and Y. Liu (2010). The impact of income distribution on the growth and fluctuation of the Chinese economy: 1998-2009. Contemporary Asian Economy Research. Vol 1(1), 17-30.


         L. Jiang, Q. Chen, and Y. Liu (2010). FDI and the change in the Chinese culture. International Journal of Social Economics. Vol 37 (2), 101-118.


         Q. Chen and Y. Liu (2009). The diffusion of a process innovation with gently declining production cost. Journal of Industry, Competition and trade. Vol 11(2), 109-129. Published online on December 19, 2009. http://www.springerlink.com/content/1v50w422144l67n1/.


         K. Chen, Y. Liu, and Q. Chen (2009). How much does history matter? A geographic analysis of venture capital investments in the U.S. biotechnology industry. Industrial Geographer. Vol 6 (2), 31-55.


         Q. Chen, Z. Ozdemir, and Y. Liu (2009). The diffusion of internet-based distance education technology among US associate colleges. Economics of Innovation and New Technology. Vol 18 (6), 587-605.


         Y. Liu and B. A. Craig (2006). Incorporating a time-dependent covariate in survival analysis using LVAR. Statistics in Medicine. 25 (10), 1729-1740.


         Z. Xie, W. C. Ip, H. Wong, and Y. Liu (2001). Artificial neuron network and its application to financial forecasting. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis. 37 (3), 421-425.


         Z. Xie and Y. Liu (2000). Exchange rate forecasting by neural network. Proceeding of the 7th Japan-China Symposium in Statistics. 23-26.


         Z. Xie, Y. Liu, W. C. Ip, and H. Wong (2000). Statistical modeling of J-effect and policy experiments. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis. 36 (1), 142-148.


         W. C. Ip, H. Wong, Z. Xie, and Y. Liu (2000). Statistical modeling of the J-curve effect in trade balance: a case study. Imperial College Press. 347-351.




Graduate Students

         Qi Tang, M.S. in Mathematics, ETSU, May, 2014. Comparison of Different Methods for Estimating Log-normal Means

         Chao Tang, M.S. in Mathematics, ETSU, August, 2014. Analyses of 2002-2013 Chinas Stock Market Using the Shared Frailty Model

         John Hicks, M.S. in Mathematics, ETSU, August, 2008. Modeling the Progression of Discrete Paired Longitudinal Data