Yaming Yu is an associate professor in the Department of Statistics at UC Irvine. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Statistics at Harvard University and his B.S. in Mathematics from Beijing University. A picture of Yaming can be found here

- To Center or Not to Center, That is Not the Question: An Ancillarity-Sufficiency Interweaving Strategy (ASIS) for Boosting MCMC Efficiency (with Xiao-Li Meng) Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics 20 (2011) 531-570 Rejoinder 603-615

- Monotonically Overrelaxed EM Algorithms Accepted, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics

- D-optimal Designs via a Cocktail Algorithm Statistics and Computing 21 (2011) 475-481 User's guide R code R demo1 R demo2 R demo3 R demo4 matlab code matlab demo

- Monotonic Convergence of a General Algorithm for Computing Optimal Designs Annals of Statistics 38 (2010) 1593-1606

- On a Multiplicative Algorithm for Computing Bayesian D-optimal Designs Preprint, 2010 R code demo 1 demo 2 demo 3

- Improved EM for Mixture Proportions with Applications to Nonparametric ML Estimation for Censored Data Preprint, 2010 User's guide C code R wrapper

- Squeezing the Arimoto-Blahut Algorithm for Faster Convergence IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 56 (2010) 3149-3157

- On the Inclusion Probabilities in Some Unequal Probability Sampling Plans Without Replacement Accepted, Bernoulli

- Some Stochastic Inequalities for Weighted Sums Bernoulli 17 (2011) 1044-1053

- Monotonicity, Thinning and Discrete Versions of the Entropy Power Inequality (with Oliver Johnson) IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 56 (2010) 5387-5395

- Sharp Bounds on the Entropy of the Poisson Law and Related Quantities (with Jose A. Adell and Alberto Lekuona) IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 56 (2010) 2299-2306

- Monotonic Convergence in an Information-Theoretic Law of Small Numbers IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 55 (2009) 5412-5422

- On the Entropy of Compound Distributions on Nonnegative Integers IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 55 (2009) 3645-3650

- Statistics 230 (Spring 2013): Statistical Computing

- Statistics 270: Stochastic Processes (Spring 2013)

He likes Russian literature.