Yimin Xiao

Yimin  Xiao
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • Department of Statistics and Probability


Yimin Xiao, professor in the Department of Statistics and Probability, is a leader in the field of probability, stochastic processes and random fields and fractals. His much sought-after research has led to visiting professor and invited researcher positions around the world, most recently CEMPI in Lille, France, the University of Ulm in Germany, the Institut Mittag-Leffler in Sweden and the Beijing Institute of Technology in China.

Xiao received his MS in mathematics from Wuhan University, China, and his PhD in mathematics from the Ohio State University in 1996. After his graduate studies, he was a postdoctoral instructor at the University of Utah and a postdoctoral researcher for the Microsoft Corporation. Xiao joined the MSU faculty in 2000.

Xiao’s prolific career has included numerous invited talks and seminars, more than 100 publications, and several successful National Science Foundation (NSF) grants. He has served as a panelist and grant reviewer for the NSF and is currently co-editor in chief of Statistics and Probability Letters, managing editor for the Journal of Fractal Geometry and associate editor of Science China: Mathematics. He was honored as a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in 2011 and was selected for the Changjiang Visiting Professorship at Beijing Institute of Technology from 2013-2016.