X (Z ) CHENG

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X IAOYUE (Z OE ) CHENG
2406 Snedecor Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA, 50011
[email protected]
+1 859 230 4328
A CADEMIC R ECORD
Present
PhD candidate in Statistics. Department of Statistics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Expected graduation time: August 2015
2011
M.A, Statistics. School of Statistics, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China
2006
B.A, Statistics. School of Statistics, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China
H ONORS AND AWARDS
2014
First place in the 15th annual Data Mining Cup competition
(Team work: http://www.data-mining-cup.de/en/dmc-competition/winner/)
2013
Vince Sposito Statistical Computing Award
Department of Statistics, Iowa State University
2010
Best visualization for the Recovery.gov data in the “Design for America” competition
(Team work: http://www.stat.iastate.edu/DesignForAmerica/Recovery/)
2008
Excellent Achievement of Chinese Statistical Scientific Research
National Bureau of Statistics of China
P UBLICATION
Xiaoyue Cheng, Dianne Cook, and Heike Hofmann (2014). Enabling Interactivity on Temporal and Longitudinal Displays. Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics. Submitted.
Xiaoyue Cheng, Dianne Cook, and Heike Hofmann (2014). Visually Exploring Missing Values in Multivariable
Data Using a Graphical User Interface. Journal of Statistical Software. Accepted.
Yihui Xie, Heike Hofmann, and Xiaoyue Cheng (2014). Reactive Programming for Interactive Graphics. Statistical Science, 29(2), 201-213. URL: http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1408368571
Yihui Xie and Xiaoyue Cheng (2008). animation: A Package for Statistical Animations. R News, 8(2), 23–27.
URL: http://cran.r-project.org/doc/Rnews/Rnews_2008-2.pdf
I NTERNSHIP E XPERIENCE
2013 May-Aug. Research scientist intern. Task: interactive graphics software development.
Amazon Corporate LLC. Operations & Customer Service. Seattle, WA, USA
2012 May-Aug. Machine learning intern. Task: statistical visualization and modelling for shipment data.
Amazon Corporate LLC. Operations & Customer Service. Seattle, WA, USA
2011 May-Aug. Google summer of code. Task: developing interactive longitudinal and temporal data plots.
Google.com. Link to the project.
2006 Apr.-Jun.
Project internship with mostly administrative tasks.
GE Health care Co. Technology Department. Beijing, China
2005 March
Project intern. Task: interviewing enterprises to investigate the data collecting process.
Bureau of Statistics, Economic Census Office. Fangshan District, Beijing, China
C ONFERENCE P RESENTATIONS
2014 August
cartogram: Reshape Your Map to Tell the Truth.
Joint Statistical Meetings. Boston, MA
2012 August
Cranvastime: Interactive Longitudinal and Temporal Data Plots.
Joint Statistical Meetings. San Diego, CA
2011 August
MissingDataGUI: A Graphical User Interface for Missing Data Exploration.
Joint Statistical Meetings. Miami Beach, FL
2009 May
Innovation Capacity and Development Potential of Haidian District. (Collaborated with
Yanyun Zhao & Yihui Xie)
Micro Evidence on Innovation in Developing Economies Conference. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
P ROJECTS
2010–2014
Using Electronic Assessments to Inform Student Learning and Instruction in Introductory Statistics. Mentored by Professors Di Cook and Amy Froelich.
2010–2014
Xiaoyue Cheng, Dianne Cook and Heike Hofmann (2014). MissingDataGUI: A GUI for Missing Data Exploration. R package version 0.2-2.
URL: http://CRAN.R-project.org/package=MissingDataGUI
2010 Feb.-Oct.
Xiaoyue Cheng, Dianne Cook and Heike Hofmann (2014). MergeGUI: A GUI for Merging
Datasets in R. R package version 0.2-1.
URL: http://CRAN.R-project.org/package=MergeGUI
T EACHING /R ESEARCH E XPERIENCE
Instructor
2012 Aug.-Dec. STAT 101 (Principles of Statistics) at Iowa State University.
Lab instructor
2014&2015 Jan.-May STAT 201 (Principles of Statistics) at Iowa State University.
2012 Jan.-May STAT 326 (Business Statistics) at Iowa State University.
2009 Aug.-Dec. STA 200 (Introductory Statistics) at University of Kentucky.
Teaching Assistant 2014 Aug.-Dec STAT 611 (Theory of Linear Models) at Iowa State University.
2013 Aug.-Dec STAT 430 (Empirical Methods for Computer Sci) at Iowa State University.
2012 Jan.-May STAT 544 (Bayesian Statistics) at Iowa State University.
2009 Mar.-Jun. Statistical Models at Renmin University of China.
Research Assistant 2010-2011 on statistical graphics, supported by Novartis, and NSF grant.
2013-2014 on introductory statistical education, supported by NSF grant.
C OMPOSITIVE I NFORMATION
Computer skills
Proficient in R, experience with SAS, JMP, SPSS, Eviews, VB, OpenBUGS, GGobi,
SQL, Java, Python, Julia, D3.js, and Processing; familiar with Windows and Linux
Professional service
Reviewer of Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, 2014.
Departmental service
Vice-President of Statistics student union and volunteer league, 2005 & 2007.
Renmin University of China
R ESEARCH I NTERESTS
data visualization, interactive graphics,
data mining, machine learning, statistical classification, predictive modeling
missing data analysis, statistical computation and simulation
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