Yuqi Gu

Email: yuqi.gu@columbia.edu
Address: Room 928 SSW, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at Columbia University. I am also a member of the Data Science Institute. Prior to joining Columbia in 2021, I spent a year as a postdoc at Duke University, mentored by David B. Dunson. In 2020 I received a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Michigan, advised by Gongjun Xu. In 2015 I received a B.S. in Mathematics from Tsinghua University.

I am generally interested in latent variable models, statistical machine learning, and psychometrics. My specific research interests include the methods, theory, and applications of discrete latent structures, graphical models, multivariate categorical data, cognitive diagnostic modeling, tensor decompositions, deep generative models, and causal inference.

My work is partially supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) grant DMS-2210796 (sole PI).