Liqiang Ni


  • Ph.D. Statistics, University of Minnesota, 2003
  • B.S. Mathematics, Fudan University, 1996

Professional Experience

  • 2009 – Present Associate Professor, Dept. of Statistics, University of Central Florida.
  • 2003 – 2009 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Statistics, University of Central Florida.
  • 1998 – 2003 Research Assistant, School of Statistics, University of Minnesota.
  • 1996 – 1998 PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Shanghai.

Research Interests

Multivariate analysis, dimension reduction, regression analysis, data mining, forensic science, actuarial science


Zhang, J., Chock, T. M., Chen, G. M., Wang, Y., Ni., L., & Schweisberger, V. (2014). A psychophysiological study of processing HIV PSAs: The effects of narrative versus statistical evidence form, novelty and sexual appeals, and viewer’s sex, Health Communication. forthcoming.

Chen, L., Nergard J., Ni, L., Rosser, C. J., Chai, K. X. (2013) Long-term Exposure to Cigarette Smoke Extract Induces Hypomethylation at the RUNX3 and IGF2-H19 Loci in Immortalized Human Urothelial Cells, PLoS ONE 8(5): e65513.

Alon, I., Ni, L. Wang, Y. (2012) Examining the Determining Factors of Hotel Chain Expansion through International Franchising. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 31, 379-386.

Wei, W., Ni, L., ALon, I. (2012) Home Country Macroeconomic Determinants of Chinese OFDI, Chinese International Investments, 38-53, Palgrave Macmillan, New York.

Ni, L.(2011) Principal component regression revisited, Statistica Sinica, 21, 741-747.

Ni, L.(2010) Comments on “Envelope models for parsimonious and efficient multivariate linear regression” by Cook at al., Statistica Sinica, 20, 968-971.

Ni, L., Alon, I. (2010) US-based fast food restaurants: factors influencing international expansion of franchise systems, Journal of Marketing Channels, 17, 339-359.

McIntee, E., Viglino, E., Rinke, C., Kumor, S., Ni, L. Sigman, M. (2010) Comparative analysis of automotive paints by laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) and nonparametric permutation tests, Spectrochimica Acta B: Atomic Spectroscopy, 65, 542-548.

McIntee, E., Viglino, E., Kumor, S., Ni, L. Sigman, M. (2010) Nonparametric permutation test for discrimination of float glass samples based on LIBS spectra, Journal of Chemometrics, 24, 312-319.

Alon, I., Ni, L. Wang, Y. (2009) Franchising and international expansion of hotel chains. Proceedings of 23rd Annual Conference of the International Society of Franchising.

Ni, L., Wang, H., Tasi, C-L, Zhou, J. (2008) Model free variable selection via adaptive lasso, Proceedings of Joint Statistical Meeting 2008, 808-815.

Wang, H., Ni, L., and Tsai, C-L. (2008) Improving dimension reduction via contourprojection, Statistica Sinica, 18, 299-311.

Cook, R. D. and Ni, L. (2007) Elevated soil lead: statistical modeling and apportionment of contributions from lead-based paint and leaded gasoline, The Annals of Applied Statistics, 1, 130-151.

Ni, L. and Cook, R. D. (2007) A robust inverse regression estimator, Statistics & Probability Letters 77, 343-349.

Ni, L. and Cook, R. D. (2006) Sufficient Dimension Reduction in Regressions across Heterogenous Subpopulations, Journal of Royal Statistical Society Ser. B. 68, 89-107.

Cook, R. D. and Ni, L. (2006) Using Intra-Slice Covariances for Improved Estimation of the Central Subspace in Regression, Biometrika 93,65-74. Ni, L. (2006) Dimension Reduction, in Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics, Ed. Neil J. Salkind, 48-51, SAGE Publications.

Ni, L., Cook, R. D., and Tsai, C-L. (2005) A Note on Shrinkage Sliced Inverse Regression, Biometrika 92, 242-247.

Cook, R. D. and Ni, L. (2005) Dimension Reduction with Inverse Regression: a Minimum Discrepancy Approach, Journal of American Statistical Association, 100, 410- 428. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of Institute of Mathematical Statistics
  • Elected Member of International Statistical Institute
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation.