Tuo Lin, Ph.D., earns UC San Diego Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal

Tuo Lin, Ph.D., clinical trials unit leader of the UF Health Cancer Center’s Biostatistics and Computational Biology Shared Resource, has earned the 2024 Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal from UC San Diego for his Ph.D. dissertation. 

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Tuo Lin, Ph.D.

Lin, a research assistant professor who joined the department of biostatistics in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions in summer 2023, earned the honor from UC San Diego’s Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, where he obtained his Ph.D. 

Lin’s dissertation was titled “Novel Machine Learning and Statistical Models for High Dimensional and Observational Study Data: Applications to HIV Genetic Linkage Network, fMRI and Survey Data.” 

His methodological research focuses on semiparametric theory and missing data, survey methodology, statistical learning, network models and neuroimaging data analysis and their applications to biomedical and psychosocial research. Recently, he has also developed an interest in applying novel statistical methods and designs to cancer studies and clinical trials. 

The Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal recognizes the work of the most outstanding graduate students who have recently completed their thesis work at UC San Diego. Each department is eligible to nominate one student who has completed an outstanding dissertation in the past year. A committee of faculty assembled by the dean of each school selects a winner from each school at UC San Diego. 

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