Profile       Grace Y. Yi

    Canada Research Chair in Data Science (Tier 1)
    Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences
    Department of Computer Science
    University of Western Ontario
    Email: gyi5-at-uwo-dot-ca

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About Grace Y. Yi

    Grace Y. Yi is a professor at the University of Western Ontario where she currently holds a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Data Science. She is recognized as one of the influential women in Statistics. Her research interests focus on statistical methodology to address challenges concerning measurement error, causal inference, missing data, high-dimensional data, and statistical machine learning. She authored the monograph Statistical Analysis with Measurement Error or Misclassification: Strategy, Method and Application (2017, Springer) and co-edited Handbook of Measurement Error Models (Grace Y. Yi, Aurore Delaigle, and Paul Gustafson, 2021, Chapman & Hall/CRC).

   Professor Yi is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, and an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute. In 2010, she received the Centre de Recherches Mathematiques and the Statistical Society of Canada (CRM-SSC) Prize, which recognizes a statistical scientist's excellence and accomplishments in research during the first fifteen years after earning their doctorate. Professor Yi was a recipient of the University Faculty Award (2004-2009) granted by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

    Professor Yi has served the professions in various capacities. She is a Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Electronic Journal of Statistics (2022-2024) and the Editor of the Statistical Methodology and Theory Section for The New England Journal of Statistics in Data Science (2020-present). She was the Editor-in-Chief of The Canadian Journal of Statistics (2016-2018). Professor Yi was the chair of the Lifetime Data Science Section of the American Statistical Association (2023) and the President of the Statistical Society of Canada (2021-2022). She was the Founder of the first chapter (Canada Chapter, established in 2012) of the International Chinese Statistical Association. She was the President of the Biostatistics Section of the Statistical Society of Canada in 2016.


    Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, Department of Computer Science
    University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond St, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 3K7