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George Mason University

Guoqing Diao

Associate Professor, Statistics

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  • 703-993-9113 (office)
  • Nguyen Engineering Building, 1709
    4400 University Drive, MS 4A7
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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Guoqing Diao’s research focuses on the development of new statistical methodologies and novel computational tools for solving important scientific problems arising in biomedical studies. His current research interests include semiparametric models, survival analysis, statistical genetics, longitudinal data analysis, diagnostic medicine, high-dimensional data analysis, clinical trials designs, and computational probability. His applied work includes collaborations with investigators in the areas of disability and rehabilitation, and policing and criminology. His research was/is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and industry.


PhD, Biostatistics, University of North Carolina (2005)

MS, Probability and Statistics, University of Science and Technology of China (2001)

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Faculty Rank: Associate Professor


Selected Grants

2014 - 2019  Design Consistent and Non-Inferiority Multiple Region Clinical Trial. Funded by University of North Carolina/Amgen.
2018 - 2019  Academic Research Collaboration between GMU and UNC/Merck. Funded by University of North Carolina/Merck.
2017 - 2019  Academic Research Collaboration between Otsuka and GMU. Funded by Otsuka.
2011 - 2014  Statistical Inference for Random Recursive Equations. Funded by National Science of Foundation.
2010 - 2013  ARRA: Statistical Methods in Cancer Research. Funded by National Institutes of Health. 
2007 - 2012  Statistical Methods in Current Cancer Research. Funded by University of North Carolina/National Institutes of Health.
2008 - 2008  Medicaid Quality Indicators for People with Disabilities. Funded by U.S. Department of Education.

Research Interests

Semiparametric Modelling
Survival Analysis
Statistical Genetics
Longitudinal Data Analysis
Diagnostic Medicine
High-Dimensional Data Analysis
Clinical Trial Designs
Computational Probability

Selected Publications

Journal Article

Multiple testing for high-dimensional data

Published on July 16, 2014