Shujie Ma

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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


  • Precision (personalized) medicine

  • Factor models, large-scale data analysis
  • Inference of high-dimensional data, functional data and nonlinear time series data
  • Asymptotic theory, stochastic processes, extreme value theory
  • Applications to gene-environment interaction, environmental risk assessment, medicine and financial data


  • He, K., Lian, H., Ma, S., and Huang, J. Z. (2017+) Dimensionality Reduction and Variable Selection in Multivariate Varying-Coefficient Models with a Large Number of Covariates. JASA - Theory and Methods (In press)
  • ​Ma, S., Ma, Y., Wang, Y., and Carroll, R. J. (2016+) A Semiparametric Single-Index Risk Score Across Populations. JASA - Theory and Methods (In press)

  • Ma, S., Li, R. and Tsai, C.L. (2016+) Variable Screening via Partial Quantile Correlation. JASA - Theory and Methods (In press)

  • Ma, S., and Huang, J. (2017) A Concave Pairwise Fusion Approach to Subgroup Analysis. JASA - Theory and Methods, 112, 410-432

  • Ma, S. and He, X. (2016) Inference for Single-index Quantile Regression Models with Profile Optimization. Annals of Statistics, 44, 1234-1268

  • Ma, S., Carroll, R. J., Liang, H. and Xu, S. (2015) Estimation and Inference in Generalized Additive Coefficient Models for Nonlinear Interactions with High-dimensional Covariates. Annals of Statistics, 43, 2102-2131

  • Ma, S. and Song, P. X.K. (2015) Varying Index Coefficient Models. JASA - Theory and Methods, 110, 341-356

  • Ma, S. (2012) Two-step Spline Estimating Equations for Generalized Additive Partially Linear Models with Large Cluster Sizes. Annals of Statistics, 40, 2943-2972


  • PI: NSF DMS-1712558, 2017-2020, New nonparametric modeling methods for high-dimensional time series

  • Hellman Fellowship, 2015-2016, Varying coefficient modeling for environmental risk assessment

  • Co-PI: NIH R01 (R01ES024732), 2015-2019, Statistical methods to assess early life environmental exposures on child health (PI: Song, P. X.K. from University of Michigan; Co-PI: Ma, S. 10% effort)

  • 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:

  • Hellman Fellowship, 2015

  • 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

  • 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, Statistica Sinica, 2017 to present.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 2014 to present.

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