Qiuying (Ying) Sha

Qiuying (Ying) Sha

Professor - Department of Mathematical Sciences
Qiuying (Ying) Sha

Professor - Department of Mathematical Sciences

Portage Health Foundation Endowed Professor of Population Health

Ph.D., Statistics

M.S., Mathematics

B.S., Mathematics

Academic Experience

  • Aug 2017 – present    Portage Health Foundation Endowed Professor of Population Health, Michigan Technological University

  • Aug 2016 – present    Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Michigan Technological University

  • Aug 2011 – July 2016 Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Michigan Technological University

  • Aug 2005 – July 2011 Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences,

  • Michigan Technological University

  • Aug 1997 – Dec 1999 Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics,

  • Heilongjiang University, China

  • Aug 1990 – July 1997 Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics,

  • Heilongjiang University, China

  • Aug 1988 – July 1990 Lecturer, Department of Mathematical Sciences,

  • Heilongjiang University, China

Areas of Expertise

Statistics genetics, Applied statistics.

Dr. Sha’s primary research interests are in the development and application of statistical methods to genetic data for population-based or family-based samples. The most distinguished features of such data include high dimensionality, complex dependency, sparsity, heterogeneity, and incompleteness. Her methodological contributions aim at developing powerful statistical methods and computational tools to accommodate the specific features of data. She is also interested in applied statistics to apply statistical methods to solve real-world problems in other fields.

Awards received

  • Outstanding Faculty Research Award (senior level), Department of Mathematical Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 2016.
  • Outstanding Teaching Award (senior level), Department of Mathematical Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 2014.
  • Outstanding Faculty Research Award (senior level), Department of Mathematical Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 2014.
  • Outstanding Teaching Award (junior level), Department of Mathematical Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 2011.
  • Outstanding Faculty Research Award (junior level), Department of Mathematical Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 2007.
  • Graduate Dean’s Award for Academic Achievement, Michigan Technological University, 2004.
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement Award (graduate student level), Department of Mathematical Sciences, Michigan Technological University, April 2002.

Published Works

Dr. Sha has published several papers and co-authored close to 60 publications.

Courses taught at MTU

  • MA4790/MA5790: Predictive Modeling;
  • MA5761: Computational Statistics;
  • MA5750: Statistical Genetics;
  • MA5741: Multivariate Statistics;
  • MA5711: Mathematical Statistics I;
  • MA5712: Mathematical Statistics II;
  • MA4780/MA5781: Time Series Analysis;
  • MA4770: Mathematical Statistics II;
  • MA4760: Mathematical Statistics I;
  • MA4710: Regression Analysis.
  • MA3710: Engineering Statistics;
  • MA1032: Pre-calculus