Guanqun (Vivian) Cao
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Associate Professor

Research Areas: Statistics

Office: 206A Extension Hall

Address: 206A Extension
Auburn, AL 36849-5319

Phone: (334) 844-6563



Ph.D., Michigan State University

Professional Employment
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Auburn University
2017 - present
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Auburn University
2012 - 2017

Honors and Awards
Laha Award, Institute of Mathematical Statistics
Simons Foundation Mathematics and Physical Sciences-Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians

Professional Activities
ASA, American Statistical Association
ICSA, International Chines Statistical Association

Research and Teaching Interests

Functional/longitudinal data, non- and semi-parametric models, polynomial spline smoothing, count data.

Selected Publications

  1. Cao, G., Yang, L. and Todem, D. (2012) Simultaneous inference for the mean function based on dense functional data. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, 24, 359-377. 
  2. Cao, G., Todem, D., Yang, L. and Fine, J. (2013) Evaluating statistical hypotheses using weakly-identifiable estimating functions. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, 40, 256-273.
  3. Cao, G. (2014) Simultaneous co dence bands for derivatives of dependent functional data. Electronic Journal of Statistics, 8, 2639-2663.
  4. Cao, G., Hsu, W. and Todem, D. (2014) A score-type test for heterogeneity in zero-inflated models in a stratified population. Statistics in Medicine, 33, 2103-2114.
  5. Cao, G., Wang, L., Li, Y. and Yang, L. (2016) Oracle-ecient co dence envelopes for covariance functions in dense functional data. Statistics Sinica, 26, 359-383.

Last updated: 01/27/2023