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Ping Ma

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Distinguished Research Professor
  • Phd, Statistics, Purdue University, 2003
Research Areas:
Research Interests:
  • Bioinformatics
  • Functional Data Analysis
  • Geophysics
Events featuring Ping Ma

With the rapid development of second-generation sequencing technologies, RNA-Seq has become a popular tool for transcriptome analysis. It offers the chance to detect novel transcripts by obtaining tens of millions of short reads. After mapped to the genome and/or to the reference transcripts,   RNA-Seq data can be summarized by a tremendous number of…

At a depth of 2890 km, the core-mantle boundary (CMB) separates turbulent flow of liquid metals in the outer core from slowly convecting, highly viscous mantle silicates. The CMB marks the most dramatic change in dynamic processes and material properties in our planet, and accurate images of the structure at or near the CMB--over large areas--are crucially…

Articles Featuring Ping Ma

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announced its new Fellows for 2022, which includes UGA's Ping Ma.  Election as a Fellow honors members whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of sciences or its applications in service to…

Dr. Ping Ma will be appointed as a Distinguished Research Professor, effective July 1, 2021. This appointment is one of the highest honors for research afforded to UGA faculty by the institution.

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Professor Ping Ma has been named a 2017 Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the Nation's preeminent professional society. Dr.

Dr. Ping Ma from the Department of Statistics was featured in UGA Today on October, 24 2016 for his use of a new grant to crunch big data numbers. This research could help tackle diseases and save lives.

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Joining us from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Wenxuan Zhong and Dr. Ping Ma offer a plethora of experience including Doctoral degrees from Purdue University and serving as Postdoctoral Fellows at Harvard University.  Dr.

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