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Yoonkyung Lee

Professor of Statistics
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering (by courtesy)


Ph.D. in Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002
My mathematics genealogy and CV


My research is broadly centered around statistical learning and multivariate analysis with a specific focus on classification, ranking, dimensionality reduction, and kernel methods. The main thrust of my research has been to bring statistical perspectives to machine learning methods and advance our understanding of them. My research on classification and ranking exemplifies this direction. In parallel, I have developed new statistical methods and computational tools for feature selection, regularization, and dimensionality reduction, which constitute a common thread of modern data analysis. From a more traditional point of view, I have also pursued ways to improve upon the existing statistical methods in terms of robustness and efficiency.

What's new?

  • April 2018: Congratulations to Tayler Blake for her dissertation defense!
  • December 2017: Congratulations to Jieyi Jiang and Liubo Li for graduating!


Associate Editor, The ASA journal Statistical Analysis and Data Mining since 2011.

Associate Editor, Journal of the Korean Statistical Society since 2017.


Email: yklee at stat osu edu | Office: 305B Cockins Hall
Tel: 614-292-9495 | Fax: 614-292-2096
Address: 1958 Neil Avenue, Department of Statistics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210

Note for prospective students:
Admissions to the graduate programs are determined by the department committee, not by individual faculty. My apology for not responding to emails regarding graduate admissions!