Guoqing Diao is a Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the George Washington University. Before joining GWU in August 2020, he was a tenured professor in the Department of Statistics at George Mason University, where he served on the faculty for 14 years. He received his doctoral training in Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and won the Barry H. Margolin Dissertation Award in 2006. His research focuses on the development of statistical methods for the designs and analyses of biomedical and public health studies. His current research areas include precision medicine, survival analysis, semiparametric models, longitudinal data analysis, high-dimensional data analysis, statistical genetics, and rare event simulation problem. Dr. Diao has published extensively in both statistical journals, including Biometrics, Biometrika, and Annals of Applied Probability, and medical journals such as American Journal of Human Genetics and PM&R. Recently, working closely with Dr. Cynthia Lum and Dr. Christopher Koper., Dr. Diao also broadened his research to include the area of policing and crime prevention. Dr. Diao’s research has been funded by NSF, NIH, and industry.