Le Bao

Department of Statistics
Penn State University
514C Wartick Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: (814) 863-7395
Fax: (814) 865-9443
e-mail: lebao@psu.edu

I am an Associate Professor of Statistics and the associate director of Center for Advanced Data Assimilation and Predictability Techniques (ADAPT) at the The Pennsylvania State University, University Park right in the middle of Pennsylvania. I received a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Washington-Seattle (2011, Advisor: Adrian E. Raftery), an MS in Statistics at Dalhousie Univeristy (2005, Advisors: Hong Gu and Joseph Bielawski), and a BS in Financial Mathematics at Peking University. My hometown is Beijing in China.

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Research Interests

Refereed Publications

  1. Cheng F.W., Gao X., Bao L., Mitchell D.C., Wood C., Sliwinski M.J., Smiciklas-Wright H., Still C.D., Rolston D.D.K., and Jensen G.L. (2017). Obesity as a risk factor for developing functional limitation among older adults: A conditional inference tree analysis. Obesity (Silver Spring). 25(7):1263-1269.

  2. Eaton J. and Bao L. (2017). Accounting for non-sampling error in estimates of HIV epidemic trends from antenatal clinic sentinel surveillance. AIDS 31: S61-S68.

  3. Niu X., Zhang A., Brown T., Puckett R., Mahy M., Bao L. (2017). Incorporation of hierarchical structure into EPP fitting with examples of estimating sub-national HIV/AIDS dynamics. AIDS 31: S51-S59.

  4. Sheng B., Marsh K., Slavkovic A.B., Simon Gregson, Eaton J., Bao L. (2017). Statistical Models for Incorporating Data from Routine HIV Testing of Pregnant Women at Antenatal Clinics into HIV/AIDS Epidemic Estimates. AIDS 31: S87-S94.

  5. Hunter D.R., Bao L., and Poss M. (2017). Assignment of Endogeneous Retrovirus Integration Sites Using a Mixture Mode. Annals of Applied Statistics 11(2): 751-770.

  6. Thomas J. and Bao L. (2016). Modeling the dynamics of an HIV epidemic. Dynamic Demographic Analysis. 91-144.

  7. Malhotra, R., Elleder, D., Bao, L., Hunter, D. R., Poss, M., Acharya, R. (2016). A pipeline for identifying integration sites of mobile elements in the genome using next-generation sequencing. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICOB). 63-69.

  8. Li R., Dudek S.M., Kim D., Hall M.A., Bradford Y., Peissig P.L., Brilliant M.H., Linneman J.G., McCarty C.A., Bao L., and Ritchie M.D. (2016) Identification of genetic interaction networks via an evolutionary algorithm evolved Bayesian Network. Bio Data Mining, 9(18) DOI: 10.1186/s13040-016-0094-4.

  9. Bao L., Raftery A.E., Reddy A. (2015) Estimating the sizes of populations at risk of HIV infection from multiple data sources using a Bayesian hierarchical model.Statistics and Its inference. 8(2): 125ĘC136.

  10. Bao L., Elleder D., Malhotra R., DeGiorgio M., Maravegias T., Horvath L., Carrel L., Gillin C., Hron T., Fabryova H., Hunter D. and Poss M. (2014) Computational and statistical analyses of insertional polymorphic endogenous retroviruses in a non-model organism. Computation. 2: 221-245.

  11. Bao L., Ye J., Hallett T.B. (2014) Incorporating incidence information within the UNAIDS estimation and projection Package framework: a study based on simulated incidence assay data. AIDS 28: S515-S522.

  12. Brown T., Bao L., Eaton J.W., Hogan D.R., Mahy M., March K., Mathers B.M., Puckett R. (2014) Improvements in prevalence trend fitting and incidence estimation in EPP 2013. AIDS 28: S415-S425.

  13. Kamath P.., Elleder D., Bao L., Cross P., Poss M. (2013) The population history of endogenous retroviral elements in mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus). Journal of Heredity, 105: 173-187.

  14. Bao L. (2012) A new infectious disease model for estimating and projecting HIV/AIDS epidemics. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 88: i58-i65.Bao L. (2012). A new infectious disease model for estimating and projecting HIV/AIDS epidemics. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 88: i58-i65.

  15. Bao L., Salomon J.A., Brown T., Raftery A.E., and Hogan D.R. (2012) Modelling national HIV/AIDS epidemics: revised approach in the UNAIDS estimation and projection package 2011. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 88: i3-i10.

  16. Clark S.J., Thomas J., and Bao L. (2012) Estimates of age-specific reductions in HIV Prevalence in Uganda: Bayesian melding estimation and probabilistic population forecast with an HIV-enabled cohort component projection model. Demographic Research 27: 743-774.

  17. Meila M.P. and Bao L. (2010) An exponential model for infinite rankings. Journal of Machine Learning Research, 11: 3481-3518.
    pdf Technical report 529 Technical report 524

  18. Raftery A.E. and Bao L. (2010) Estimating and projecting trends in HIV/AIDS generalized epidemics using incremental mixture importance sampling. Biometrics, 66: 1162-1173.
    pdf Technical report 560

  19. Bao L. and Raftery A.E. (2010) A stochastic infection rate model for estimating and projecting national HIV prevalence rates. Sexually Transmitted Infections. 86: ii93-ii99.

  20. Brown T., Bao L., Raftery A.E., Salomon J.A., Baggaley R.F., Stover J., and Gerland P. (2010) EPP 2009: bringing the UNAIDS estimation and projection package into the ART era. Sexually Transmitted Infections. 86: ii3-ii10.

  21. Bao L., Gneiting T., Grimit E., Guttrop P. and Raftery A.E. (2010) Bias correction and Bayesian model averaging for ensemble forecasts of surface wind direction. Monthly Weather Review. 138:1811-1821.
    pdf Technical report 557

  22. Bao L., Zhu, Z. and Ye, J.(2009) Modeling oncology gene pathways network with multiple genotypes and phenotypes via a copula method. IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. 237-246.

  23. Meila M.P. and Bao L. (2008) Estimation and clustering with infinite rankings. Proceedings of the 24th Conference in Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence. 393-402.

  24. Bao L., Gu H., Dunn, K.A. and Bielawski J. (2008) Likelihood Based Clustering (LiBaC) for codon models, a method for grouping sites according to similarities in the underlying process of evolution. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 25:1995-2007.

  25. Bao L., Gu H., Dunn K.A. and Bielawski J. (2007) Methods for selecting fixed-effect models for heterogeneous codon evolution, with comments on their application to gene and genome data. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 7 Suppl 1:S5.

  26. Mitnitski A, Bao L., and Rockwood K. (2007) A cross-national study of transitions in deficit counts in two birth cohorts: implications for modeling ageing. Experimental Gerontology. 42:241-246.

  27. Mitnitski A, Bao L., and Rockwood K. (2006) Going from bad to worse: a stochastic model of transitions in deficit accumulation, in relation to mortality. Mechanisms of Ageing and Development. 127: 490-493.

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updated on Aug 30 2016