XU Cong
Visiting Assistant Professor  


2009-2014, Ph.D., Statistics, Department of Statistics, University of California, Davis

2005-2009, B.S., Statistics, Special Class for the Gifted Young (SCGY), University of Science and Technology of China



Dec 2019 – Present, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Data Science, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China

Oct 2017 - Dec 2019, Researcher, Cloud and Smart Industry Group, Tencent Technology, Shenzhen, China

Oct 2015 - Oct 2017, Postdoctoral Researcher, Plevritis Lab, School of Medicine, Stanford University

Jul 2014 - Sep 2015, Senior Biostatistician, Integrated Quantitative Sciences, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Shanghai, China



Xu, C., Hadjipantelis, P.Z. and Wang, J.L. (2019) Semiparametric joint modeling of survival and longitudinal data: The R package JSM. (Recently accepted by the Journal of Statistical Software)

Caswell-Jin J.L. et al. including Xu, C. (2018) Change in survival in metastatic breast cancer with treatment advances: meta-analysis and systematic review. JNCI Cancer Spectrum 2(4): pky062

Munoz, D.F., Xu, C. and Plevritis, S.K. (2018) A molecular subtype-specific stochastic simulation model of US breast cancer incidence, survival and mortality trends from 1975 to 2010. Medical Decision Making doi:10.1177/0272989X17737508

Plevritis, S.K. et al. including Xu, C. (2018). Association of screening and treatment with breast cancer mortality by molecular subtype in US women, 2000 to 2012. Journal of the American Medical Association 319(2): 154-164.

Lacour, J.P. et al. including Xu, C. (2017) Secukinumab administration by autoinjector maintains reduction of plaque psoriasis severity over 52 weeks: results of the randomized controlled JUNCTURE trial. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology doi: 10.1111/jdv.14073.

Carey, J.R., Liedo, P., Xu, C., Wang, J.L., Müller, H.G., Su, Y.R. and Vaupel, J.W. (2016) Diet shapes mortality response to trauma in old tephritid fruite flies. PLoS One 11(7): e0158468

Xu, C., Baines, P.D. and Wang, J.L. (2015) Improved estimation and uncertainty quantification using Monte Carlo-based optimization algorithms. Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics 24(3): 771-791.

Xu, C., Baines, P.D. and Wang, J.L. (2014) Standard error estimation in the EM algorithm when joint modeling of survival and longitudinal data. Biostatistics 15(4): 731-744.