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Welcome to Nanwei Wang's Homepage


Mailing address
Nanwei Wang
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of New Brunswick,
P.O. Box 4400,
Fredericton, NB, Canada
E3B 5A3
+1 506 998 9822
Tilley Hall 408
this is Nanwei
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About me

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of New Brunswick. I enjoy simplicity. I was born in a village of Nanjing, China. From 2007 to 2011, I studied Mathematics at Xi'an Jiaotong University, China. In 2012, I started pursuing a Master and then PhD degree in Statistics at York University, Canada. While studying at York University, I was mentored by Professor Hélène Massam. Unfortunately, she Passed away in 2020 . Hélène was was a great Statistician and passionate about research. Working with her is the best experience in my life.

I obtained my PhD in Statistics in 2017, and then worked as a postdoctoral fellowship from 2017 to 2019 with Dr. Laurent Briollais at Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute. In 2020, I did my second postdoc with Dr. Piotr Zwiernik in Barcelona. After that, I was hired by University of New Brunswick in 2021.

Further details can be found in my curriculum vitæ.

Work with me

I am looking for undergraduate and graduate students interested in mathematical statistics and its aspects related to optimization, Bayesian analysis, and machine learning.


Research interests

I am interested in developing statistical learning methods to analyze high-dimensional data arising from machine learning problems or genetic research.

Graphical models; Composite likelihood; Bayesian model selection, and linear mixed models in genome-wide association study (GWAS).


Check my google scholar page for publications.


All my codes are shared in my github page.



STAT4443: Time Series Analysis and Applications ( Syllabus)

Winter 2023

STAT4083: Multivariate Methods for Statistical Learning ( Syllabus)

STAT4083: Categorical Data Analysis ( Syllabus)

STAT4083: Introduction to Data Science with R ( Syllabus)

Fall 2023

STAT4083: Multivariate Methods for Statistical Learning ( Syllabus)