Applied Analytics Lab: blending method and practice in analytics.

Three Themes: Big data analytics, Design of experiments, Uncertainty Quantification.
Location: Room 1165, Medical Science Center, 1300 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706.

Lab director

Peter Z. G. Qian

Department of Statistics
Affiliated with Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Phone: (608) 262-2537
Fax: (608) 262-0032
Email :


Fall 2013: Stat 803
What's so cool about getting the data right?

Fall 2010: Stat 992
Interface between statistics and optimization

Spring 2009: Stat 992
A new song in design of experiments: space-filling designs with diverse applications


1. NSF Career Award (2011).

2. IBM Faculty Award (2008).

Professional Activities

1. Associate Editor, Annals of Statistics (2013 - present).

2. Associate Editor, Statistica Sinica (2011 - present).

3. Chair of the Management Committee for the American Statistical Association (ASA) Spring Research Conference (SRC) on Statistics in Industry and Technology (2012 - present).

4. Council member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) QSR Section (2012 - present).


Xu, X., Hwang, Y., Kim, T., Wang, F., Wang, X. and Qian, P. Z. G. (2013), Sequential Synthesis of Nanomaterials via Level-expansion.

Xu, X., and Qian, P. Z. G. (2013), Samurai Sudoku-Based Space-Filling Designs.

Deng, X., Lin, C. D., and Qian, P. Z. G. (2013), The Lasso with Nearly Orthogonal Latin Hypercube Designs.

Zhang, Q., Song, Y., Liu, Q., Chandukala, S., and Qian, P. Z. G. (2013), Quantification of Brand Relationship: A Spatial Model with Hidden Group Correlation.

Chen, Y., Liu, Q., and Qian, P. Z. G. (2013), Sequential Sampling Enhanced Composite Likelihood Approach to Estimation of Social Intercorrelations in Large-Scale Networks.

Selected Publications

1. Mukerjee, R., Qian, P. Z. G. and Wu, C. F. J. (2008),  On the Existence of Nested Orthogonal Arrays,  Discrete Mathematics, 308, 4635-4642.

2. Qian, P. Z. G., Wu, H. and Wu, C. F. J. (2008),  Gaussian Process Models for Computer Experiments with Qualitative and Quantitative Factors, Technometrics, 50, 383-396.

3. Qian, P. Z. G., Tang, B. and Wu, C. F. J. (2009),  Nested Space-Filling Designs for Experiments with Two Levels of Accuracy,  Statistica Sinica, 19, 287-300.

4. Qian, P. Z. G., Ai, M. and Wu, C. F. J. (2009),  Construction of Nested Space-Filling Designs, Annals of Statistics, 37, 3616-43.

5. Qian, P. Z. G (2009), Nested Latin Hypercube Designs, Biometrika, 96, 957-970.

6. Qian, P. Z. G. and Wu, C. F. J. (2009), Sliced Space-Filling Designs, Biometrika, 96, 945-956.

7. Wang, F., Hwang, Y., Qian, P. Z. G. and Wang, X. (2010), A Statistics-Guided Approach to Precise Characterization of Nanowire Morphology,  American Chemical Society Nano, 4, 855-862.

8. Tang, Q. and Qian, P. Z. G. (2010), Enhancing the Sample Average Approximation Method with U Designs,  Biometrika, 97, 947-960.

9. Qian, P. Z. G. and Ai, M. (2010), Nested Lattice Sampling: A New Sampling Scheme Derived by Randomizing Nested Orthogonal Arrays,  the Journal of the American Statistical Association, 105, 1147-1155.

10. Haaland, B. and Qian, P. Z. G. (2010), An Approach to Constructing Nested Space-Filling Designs for Multi-Fidelity Computer Experiments, Statistica Sinica, 20, 1063-1075.

11. Haaland, B., Min, W., Qian, P. Z. G. and Amemiya, Y. (2010), A Statistical Approach to Thermal Management of Data Centers under Steady State and System Perturbations, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 105, 1030-1041.

12. Zhou, Q., Qian, P. Z. G. and Zhou, S. (2011), Surrogate Modeling of Multistage Assembly Processes Using Integrated Emulation, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Journal of Mechanical Design, 134, 011002.

13. He, X. and Qian, P. Z. G. (2011), Nested Orthogonal Array Based Latin Hypercube Designs, Biometrika, 98, 721-731.

14. Xu, X., Haaland, B. and Qian, P. Z. G. (2011), Sudoku-Based Space-Filling Designs, Biometrika, 98, 711-720.

15. Qian, P. Z. G. (2012), Sliced Latin Hypercube Designs, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 107, 393-399.

16. Yang, J., Lin, D., Qian, P. Z. G. and Lin, D. (2013), Construction of Sliced Orthogonal Latin Hypercube Designs, Statistica Sinica, 23, 1117-1130.

17. Zhang, Q., Deng, X., Qian, P. Z. G. and Wang, X. (2013), Spatial Modeling for Refining and Predicting Surface Potential Mapping with Enhanced Resolution, The Royal Society of Chemistry Nanoscale, 5, 921-926.

18. Li, J. and Qian, P. Z. G. (2013), Construction of Nested (Nearly) Orthogonal Designs for Computer Experiments, Statistica Sinica, 23, 451-466.

19. Xiong, S., Qian, P. Z. G., and Wu, C. F. J. (2013), Sequential Design and Analysis of High- Accuracy and Low-Accuracy Computer Codes, Technometrics, 55, 37-46.

20. Qian, P. Z. G., Ai, M., Hwang, Y., and Su, H. (2013), Asymmetric Nested Lattice Samples, Technometrics, accepted.

21. Zhang, Q., and Qian, P. Z. G. (2013), Designs for crossvalidating approximation models, Biometrika, accepted.

22. Chen, J., and Qian, P. Z. G. (2013), Latin hypercube designs with controlled correlations and multi-dimensional stratification, Biometrika, accepted.

PhD Students
Ben Haaland (2006-2010), assistant professor at Georgia Tech (from 2014).
Jun Li (2007- 2010 August), now at Walmart Labs.
YoungDeok Hwang (2008- 2012), now at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center.
Xu Xu (2009 - present), finishes in May, 2014, now with a Big Data analytics firm.
Qiong Zhang (2010 - present)
Jiajie Chen (2010 - present)
Yan Chen (2011 - present)
Xiao Nie (2014 - present)
Duy Nguyen (2014 - present)
Soheil Sadeghi (2014 - present)
Jared Huling (2014 - present)

Undergraduate Scholars
Likun Cui (2008-2009), now graduate student at UC-Berkeley
Heng Su (2009-2010), now graduate student at Georgia Tech
Qi Yi Jiang (2010-present),  now graduate student at Stanford