Shujie Ma

James Flegal

Shujie Ma

Associate Professor

Office: 1418 Olmsted Hall 
Mail:1337 Olmsted Hall
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Email: shujie.ma@ucr.edu
Voice: 951-827-3730
Fax: 951-827-3286
Website: http://faculty.ucr.edu/~shujiema

Class Offerings:

  • STAT 155: Probability and Statistics for Science and Engineering
  • STAT 171: General Statistical Models
  • STAT 201A-B-C: Theory of Probability and Statistics
  • STAT 205: Discrete Data Analysis
  • STAT255J: Longitudinal Data Analysis


Ph.D. Statistics, Michigan State University, 2011
M.S. Statistics,  Michigan State University, 2006
B.S. Management, Xi'an Jiaotong Univerisity, 2004


  • Inference & forecasting of nonlinear time series data, functional/longitudinal data and high-dimensional data

  • Asymptotic theory, stochastic processes, extreme value theory

  • Non- and semi-parametric models, dimension reduction, model selection

  • Biostatistics

  • Econometrics


Ma, S., Song, P. X.K. (2014) Varying Index Coefficient Models. Journal of the American Statistical Association - Theory and Methods. (in press)

Ma, S., Racine, J., and Yang, L. (2014) Spline Regression in the Presence of Categorical Predictors. Journal of Applied Econometrics (in press)

Ma, S.(2014) A Plug-in Number of Knots Selector for Polynomial Spline Regression. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics (in press).

Ma, S., Zhang, J., Sun, Z., Liang, H. (2014) Integrated Conditional Moment Test for Partially Linear Single Index Models Incorporating Dimension-Reduction. Electronic Journal of Statistics, 8, 823-542.

Ma, S., Song, Q., Wang, L. (2013) Simultaneous Variable Selection and Estimation in Semiparametric Modeling of Longitudinal/clustered Data. Bernoulli, 19(1), 252-274.

Ma, S. (2012) Two-Step Spline Estimating Equations for Generalized Additive Partially Linear Models with Large Cluster Sizes. Annals of Statistics, 40(6), 2943-2872.

Ma, S., Yang, L. and Carroll, R. (2012) Simultaneous Confidence Band for Sparse Longitudinal Regression. Statistica Sinica, 22(1), 95-122.

Ma, S., Yang, L., Romero, R. and Cui, Y. (2011). Varying-coefficient Models for Gene-environment Interaction: A Non-linear Look. Bioinformatics 27 (15), 2119-2126.

Ma, S. and Yang, L. (2011) Spline-backfitted Kernel Smoothing of Partially Linear Additive Model. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 141(1), 204-219.

Ma, S. and Yang, L. (2011) A Jump-detecting Procedure based on Polynomial Spline Estimation. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics. 23(1), 67-81.


PI: NSF DMS-1306972, 2013-2016, Estimation, Model Selection and Inference in Two Classes of Non- and Semi-parametric Models for Repeated Measurements.

Honors and Awards:

  • Regents Faculty Fellowship by Riverside Division of the Academic Senate, 2012

  • Travel Grant from the Academic Senate Research Funds at UC Riverside, 2012
  • Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute, 2012
  • Dissertation Completion Fellowship (Michigan State University, January-May 2011
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, 2010
  • Summer Research Fellowship, Michigan State University, 2010
  • Graduate Research Award, Michigan State University, 2010
  • NSF Travel Award, Third Midwest Statistics Research Colloquium, 2010
  • Laha Award (Institute of Mathematical Statistics, August 2009
  • Stapleton Travel Award, Michigan State University, 2009
  • Young Research Fellowship, UFL 11th Annual Winter Workshop, 2009

 Editorial Service:

Associate Editor, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 2014 to present.

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