Associate Professor Yanan   Fan
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Yanan Fan

Faculty of Science
Sch of Mathematics & Statistic

I am an Associate Professor of Statistics at the school of Mathematics and statistics. My research is focussed primarily on the development of Bayesian models and computational methodology to solve real world problems. My current interest include developing Bayesian semiparametric models; computational methods for large spatial data arising from medical images; approximate Bayesian inference methods and various applications of Bayesian methodology to real world problems.

 

RESEARCH

My research interests include:

  • Bayesian inference, Bayesian nonparametrics
  • Bayesian computation: Markov chain Monte Carlo, Approximate Bayesian computation
  • Quantile regression
  • Spatial modelling
  • Statistical applications in ecology
  • Medical image analysis

 

Phone
9385 7034
Location
School of Mathematics and Statistics University of New South Wales Sydney NSW 2052 The Red Centre Room 2055

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Fan Y; Nott D; Smith MS; Dortet-Bernadet J-L, 2020, 'Preface', in Flexible Bayesian Regression Modelling, pp. xiii - xiv, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-815862-3.00006-8
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Dortet-Bernadet J-L; Fan Y; Rodrigues T, 2020, 'Chapter 1 Bayesian quantile regression with the asymmetric Laplace distribution', in Flexible Bayesian Regression Modelling, pp. 1 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-815862-3.00007-x
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Dortet-Bernadet J-L; Fan Y; Rodrigues T, 2019, 'Bayesian quantile regression with the asymmetric Laplace distribution', in Flexible bayesian regression modelling, Academic Press, pp. 1 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-815862-3.00007-X
    Edited Books | 2019
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Fan Y; Nott D; Dortet-Bernadet J-L; Smith M, (eds.), 2019, Flexible Bayesian Regression Modelling, Academic Press
    Books | 2019
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Fan Y; Nott D; Smith MS; Dortet-Bernadet JL, 2019, Preface, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-815862-3.00006-8
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Nott DJ; Ong VM-H; Fan Y; Sisson SA, 2018, 'High-Dimensional ABC', in Handbook of Approximate Bayesian Computation, Chapman and Hall/CRC, pp. 211 - 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9781315117195-8
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Nott D; Ong V; Fan Y; Sisson S, 2018, 'High-dimensional approximate Bayesian computation', in Sisson S; Fan Y; Beaumont M (ed.), Handbook of Approximate Bayesian Computation, Chapman & Hall, pp. 211 - 242
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Sisson S; Fan Y, 2018, 'ABC Samplers', in Sisson S; Fan Y; Beaumont M (ed.), Handbook of Approximate Bayesian Computation, Chapman & Hall, pp. 87 - 123, https://www.amazon.com/Handbook-Approximate-Computation-Handbooks-Statistical/dp/1439881502
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Sisson S; Fan Y; Beaumont M, 2018, 'Overview of Approximate Bayesian Computation', in Sisson S; Fan Y; Beaumont M (ed.), Handbook of Approximate Bayesian Computation, Chapman & Hall, pp. 3 - 54, https://www.amazon.com/Handbook-Approximate-Computation-Handbooks-Statistical/dp/1439881502
    Edited Books | 2018
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Sisson S; Fan Y; Beaumont M, (eds.), 2018, Handbook of Approximate Bayesian Computation, Chapman and Hall/CRC Press, https://www.crcpress.com/Handbook-of-Approximate-Bayesian-Computation/Sisson-Fan-Beaumont/p/book/9781439881507
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Fan Y; Meikle SR; Angelis GI; Sitek A, 2018, 'ABC in nuclear imaging', in Fan Y; Sisson SA; Beaumont M (ed.), Handbook of approximate bayesian computation, CRC Press, https://www.crcpress.com/Handbook-of-Approximate-Bayesian-Computation/Sisson-Fan-Beaumont/p/book/9781439881507
    Books | 2017
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Sisson SA; Beaumont M; Fan Y, 2017, Handbook of Approximate Bayesian Computation, Chapman & Hall
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Fan Y; Sisson S, 2011, 'Reversible Jump MCMC', in Brooks S; Gelman A; Jones GL; Meng X-L (ed.), Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo, edn. Chapman & Hall-CRC Handbooks of Modern Statistical Methods, Taylor and Francis Group, USA, pp. 67 - 87, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000294600700004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Sisson SA; Fan Y, 2011, 'Likelihood-free MCMC', in Brooks S; Gelman A; Jones GL; Meng X-L (ed.), Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo, edn. Chapman & Hall-CRC Handbooks of Modern Statistical Methods, Taylor and Francis Group, USA, pp. 313 - 333, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000294600700013&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Fan Y; Emvalomenos G; Grazian C; Meikle SR, 2021, 'PET-ABC: fully Bayesian likelihood-free inference for kinetic models', PHYSICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, vol. 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6560/abfa37
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Adams S; Bekker S; Fan Y; Gordon T; Shepherd LJ; Slavich E; Waters D, 2021, 'Gender Bias in Student Evaluations of Teaching: ‘Punish[ing] Those Who Fail To Do Their Gender Right’', Higher Education, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10734-021-00704-9
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Olson R; An SI; Kim SK; Fan Y, 2021, 'A novel approach for discovering stochastic models behind data applied to El Niño–Southern Oscillation', Scientific Reports, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-81162-2
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Yi K; Guo Y; Fan Y; Hamann J; Wang YG, 2020, 'Cosmo VAE: Variational Autoencoder for CMB Image Inpainting', Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IJCNN48605.2020.9207123
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Yi K; Guo Y; Hamann J; Fan Y; Wang Y, 2020, 'CosmoVAE: Variational Autoencoder for CMB Image Inpainting', IEEE Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IJCNN48605.2020.9207123
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Rodrigues T; Dortet-Bernadet JL; Fan Y, 2019, 'Simultaneous fitting of Bayesian penalised quantile splines', Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, vol. 134, pp. 93 - 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csda.2018.12.009
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Olson R; An SI; Fan Y; Chang W; Evans JP; Lee JY, 2019, 'A novel method to test non-exclusive hypotheses applied to Arctic ice projections from dependent models', Nature Communications, vol. 10, pp. 3016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-10561-x
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Rodrigues T; Dortet-Bernadet J-L; Fan Y, 2019, 'Pyramid Quantile Regression', Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, pp. 1 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10618600.2019.1575225
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Olson R; An SI; Fan Y; Evans JP, 2019, 'Accounting for skill in trend, variability, and autocorrelation facilitates better multi-model projections: Application to the AMOC and temperature time series', PLoS ONE, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0214535
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Fan Y; Shepherd LJ; Slavich E; Waters D; Stone M; Abel R; Johnston EL, 2019, 'Gender and cultural bias in student evaluations: Why representation matters', PLoS ONE, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0209749
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Grazian C; Fan Y, 2019, 'A review of Approximate Bayesian Computation methods via density estimation: inference for simulator-models', WIREs Computational Statistics, vol. e1486, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wics.1486
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Zhu W; Fan Y, 2018, 'A Novel Approach for Markov Random Field With Intractable Normalizing Constant on Large Lattices', Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, vol. 27, pp. 59 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10618600.2017.1317263
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Olson R; An SI; Fan Y; Evans JP; Caesar L, 2018, 'North Atlantic observations sharpen meridional overturning projections', Climate Dynamics, vol. 50, pp. 4171 - 4188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00382-017-3867-7
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Li J; Nott DJ; Fan Y; Sisson SA, 2017, 'Extending approximate Bayesian computation methods to high dimensions via a Gaussian copula model', Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, vol. 106, pp. 77 - 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csda.2016.07.005
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Fan Y; de Micheaux PL; Penev S; Salopek D, 2017, 'Multivariate nonparametric test of independence', Journal of Multivariate Analysis, vol. 153, pp. 189 - 210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmva.2016.09.014
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Fan Y; Olson R; Evans JP, 2017, 'A Bayesian posterior predictive framework for weighting ensemble regional climate models', Geoscientific Model Development, vol. 10, pp. 2321 - 2332, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-2321-2017
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Olson R; Fan Y; Evans JP, 2016, 'A simple method for Bayesian model averaging of regional climate model projections: Application to southeast Australian temperatures', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 43, pp. 7661 - 7669, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016GL069704
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Rodrigues T; Fan Y, 2016, 'Regression adjustment for noncrossing Bayesian quantile regression', Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, vol. 26, pp. 275 - 284, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10618600.2016.1172016
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Garthwaite PH; Fan Y; Sisson SA, 2016, 'Adaptive optimal scaling of Metropolis–Hastings algorithms using the Robbins–Monro process', Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, vol. 45, pp. 5098 - 5111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03610926.2014.936562
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Zhu W; Fan Y, 2016, 'Relabelling algorithms for mixture models with applications for large data sets', Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, vol. 86, pp. 394 - 413, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00949655.2015.1015129
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Zhu W; Ouyang J; Rakvongthai Y; Guehl NJ; Wooten DW; El Fakhri G; Normandin MD; Fan Y, 2016, 'A Bayesian spatial temporal mixtures approach to kinetic parametric images in dynamic positron emission tomography', Medical Physics, vol. 43, pp. 1222 - 1234, http://dx.doi.org/10.1118/1.4941010
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Lee J; Fan Y; Sisson SA, 2015, 'Bayesian threshold selection for extremal models using measures of surprise', Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, vol. 85, pp. 84 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csda.2014.12.004
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Menéndez P; Fan Y; Garthwaite PH; Sisson SA, 2014, 'Simultaneous adjustment of bias and coverage probabilities for confidence intervals', Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, vol. 70, pp. 35 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csda.2013.08.016
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Nott DJ; Fan Y; Marshall L; Sisson SA, 2014, 'Approximate Bayesian computation and Bayes' linear analysis: Toward high- dimensional ABC', Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, vol. 23, pp. 65 - 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10618600.2012.751874
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Fan Y; Nott DJ; Sisson SA, 2013, 'Approximate Bayesian computation via regression density estimation', Stat, vol. 2, pp. 34 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sta4.15
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Peters GW; Sisson SA; Fan Y, 2012, 'Likelihood-free Bayesian inference for alpha-stable models', Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, vol. 56, pp. 3743 - 3756, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csda.2010.10.004
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Peters GW; Fan Y; Sisson SA, 2012, 'On sequential Monte Carlo, partial rejection control and approximate Bayesian computation', Statistics and Computing, vol. 22, pp. 1209 - 1222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11222-012-9315-y
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Nott DJ; Fan Y; Sisson SA, 2012, 'Discussion on the paper of Fearnhead and Prangle "Constructing summary statistics for approximate Bayesian computation: semi-automatic approximate Bayesian computation"', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B - Statistical Methodology, vol. 74, pp. 466 - 468
    Journal articles | 2010
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Peters GW; Nevat I; Sisson SA; Fan Y; Yuan J, 2010, 'Bayesian Symbol Detection in Wireless Relay Networks via Likelihood-Free Interference', IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 58, pp. 5206 - 5218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSP.2010.2052457
    Journal articles | 2010
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Fan Y; Dortet-Bernadet J; Sisson SA, 2010, 'On Bayesian curve fitting via auxiliary variables', Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, vol. 19, pp. 626 - 644, http://dx.doi.org/10.1198/jcgs.2010.08178
    Journal articles | 2009
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Fan Y; Peters GW; Sisson SA, 2009, 'Automating and evaluating reversible jump MCMC proposal distributions', Statistics and Computing, vol. 19, pp. 409 - 421, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11222-008-9101-z
    Journal articles | 2009
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Sisson SA; Fan Y, 2009, 'Towards automating model selection for a mark-recapture-recovery analysis', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C - Applied Statistics, vol. 58, pp. 247 - 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9876.2008.00656.x
    Journal articles | 2009
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Sisson SA; Fan Y; Tanaka MM, 2009, 'Sequential Monte Carlo without likelihoods (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2007) 104, 6, (1760-1765) DOI:10.1073/pnas.0607208104)', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 106, pp. 16889, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0908847106
    Journal articles | 2008
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Fan Y; Leslie DS; Wand MP, 2008, 'Generalised linear mixed model analysis via sequential Monte Carlo sampling', Electronic Journal of Statistics, vol. 2, pp. 916 - 938, http://dx.doi.org/10.1214/07-EJS158
    Journal articles | 2007
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Sisson SA; Fan Y; Tanaka M, 2007, 'Sequential Monte Carlo without likelihoods', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 104, pp. 1760 - 1765, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0607208104
    Journal articles | 2007
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Sisson SA; Fan Y, 2007, 'A distance-based diagnostic for trans-dimensional Markov chains', Statistics and Computing, vol. 17, pp. 357 - 367, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11222-007-9025-z
    Journal articles | 2006
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Fan Y; Gelman A; Brooks S, 2006, 'Output assessment for Monte Carlo simulations via the score statistic', Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, vol. 15, pp. 178 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1198/106186006X96908
    Journal articles | 2006
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Brooks S; Fan Y; Rosenthal J; Brooks , 2006, 'Perfect forward simulation via simulated tempering', Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation, vol. 35, pp. 683 - 713, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03610910600716753
    Journal articles | 2004
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Catchpole EA; Fan Y; Morgan BJ; Clutton-Brock TH; Coulson TN, 2004, 'Sexual dimorphism, survival and dispersal in red deer', Journal of Agricultural Biological and Environmental Statistics, vol. 9, pp. 1 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1198/1085711043172
    Journal articles | 2004
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Hall PH; Hyndman RJ; Fan Y, 2004, 'Nonparametric confidence intervale for receiver operating characteristic curves', Biometrika, vol. 91, pp. 743 - 750, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/biomet/91.3.743
    Journal articles | 2000
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Fan Y; Brooks SP, 2000, 'Bayesian Modelling of Prehistoric Corbelled Domes', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series D, vol. 49, pp. 339 - 354, http://www.jstor.org/stable/2681061
    Journal articles | 1996
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Hyndman RJ; Fan Y, 1996, 'Sample quantiles in statistical packages', The American Statistician, vol. 50, pp. 361 - 365, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2684934
    Journal articles | 1996
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Juneja S; Matthews J; Luzinat R; Fan Y; Michael M; Rischin D; Millward M; Toner G, 1996, 'Association of acquired Pelger-huet anomaly with taxoid therapy', British Journal of Haematology, vol. 93, pp. 139 - 141
  • Working Papers | 2020
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Wang YG; Li M; Ma Z; Montufar G; Zhuang X; Fan Y, 2020, Haar graph pooling, http://dx.doi.org, http://arxiv.org/abs/1909.11580v3
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Wang YG; Li M; Zheng M; Montufar G; Zhang X; Fan Y, 2020, 'Haar Graph Pooling', in Proceedings of international conference on machine learning (ICML)
    Other | 2007
    Associate Professor Yanan Fan
    Bernado JM; Bayarri MJ; Dawid AP; Heckerman D; Smith AF; West M (eds.), 2007, Discussion to Sequential Monte carlo for Bayesian computation, Oxford University Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470317105

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