Bo Ning

About Me

Bo Ning is a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in Deparment of Statistics at North Carolina State University. He is advised under Dr. Peter Bloomfield and Dr. Subhashis Ghoshal. He has his research insterests in Bayesian methodoglogies and theoretical studies on dynamic time series models, high dimensional models and nonparametric models. He also interested in applications on causal inference and Astrostatistics.

Besides his advisors, he also collaborates with other researchers including Statisticans: Dr. Sujit Ghosh and Dr. Ryan Martin; an Astronomer: Dr. Angie Wolfgang; the Product analysis team in Maxpoint Interactive Inc.


Manuscripts/In preparation

  1. Bo Ning and Ryan Martin, 2018, "Uncertainty quantification of the \alpha-posterior with an Empirical Bayes high-dimensional model." Under preparation.
  2. Bo Ning and Subhashis Ghosal, 2018, "Bayesian linear regression for multivariate responses under group sparsity." Submitted.
  3. Bo Ning, Angie Wolfgang and Sujit Ghosh, 2018, "Predicting exoplanet masses and radii: A nonparametric approach." Submitted. [R code]


  1. Bo Ning, Subhashis Ghosal and Jewell Thomas, 2018, "Bayesian method for causal inference in spatially-correlated multivariate time series." Bayesian Analysis (to appear). [arXiv] [Supplemental material] [R code]

Working paper

  1. Bo Ning and Peter Bloomfield, 2017, “Bayesian inference for generalized extreme value distribution with Gaussian copula dependence.” Working paper. [arXiv]

Academic activities

    Invited talks

  1. "ASTRO Transition Workshop", SAMSI, NC, May 8-10, 2017.
  2. Maxpoint research day, Maxpoint Interactive Inc., Morrisville, NC, March, 2016
  3. Presentations and poster

  4. Department Seminar, NC State University, Raleigh, Mar 15, 2018
  5. O'Bayes Meeting, Austin, Dec 10-13, 2017
  6. 3rd workshop on extreme precise radius velocities (EPRV), Penn State University, August 14-17, 2017
  7. Joint Statistical Meeting, Baltimore, August, 2017
  8. International conference on advances in interdisciplinary statistics and combinatorics, Greensboro, NC, Sep 30-Oct 2, 2016
  9. Joint Statistical Meeting, Chicago, August, 2016
  10. ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium, Jun 12-15, Atlanta, 2016
  11. Graduate Student Research Symposium, the Graduate School, NC State University, March, 2016
  12. Workshops

  13. "ASTRO: Astrophysical Population Emulation and Uncertainty Quantification: April 3-7, 2017", SAMSI, NC, April 3-7, 2017
  14. "ASTRO: Hierarchical Bayesian modeling of exoplanet populations" by invitation only, SAMSI, NC, Oct 17-28, 2016
  15. "Statistical, Mathematical and Computational Methods for Astronomy (ASTRO)", SAMSI, NC, Aug 22-26, 2016



Teaching portfolio

Trainings and awards

  • O'Bayes meeting travel award, O'Bayes 2017 Meeting, Austin, Dec 10-13, 2017.
  • Certificate of accomplishment in teaching (CoAT), the Graduate School, NCSU, 2016
  • Outstanding teaching assistant award for excellence in mentorship, University Graduate Student Association, NCSU, 2015
  • Outstanding teaching assistant award, Department of Statistics, NCSU, 2015
  • Graduate student summer teaching institute, NCSU, June 9-11, 2014


209 BOM
Department of Statistics
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695