About me

I am a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in Interdisciplinary Statistics and Operations Research (INSTORE) with machine learning concentration at UNC at Chapel Hill. I am fortuante to be advised by both Prof. Jan Hannig and Prof. Yun Li. I obtained my M.S. in Statistics from the UNC in 2017 and my B.S. in mathematics and applied mathematics from Beijing University of Posts & Telecomunications in 2016.

Research Interests:

Statistics Inference:

Generalized ficuial inference
Deep fiducial inference and approximate fiduicial computation
First order approximate fiducial inference


Batch effect correction for single-cell RNA sequencing
DL methods to enhance GWAS signals
DL methods to enhance resolution of HiChIP/PLAC-Seq chromatin 3D organization data
Structual variant calling from whole genome sequencing data


Method developement and analysis of DNA methylation data


Department of Statistics and Operations Research
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Hanes Hall B05
Email: franklee@live.unc.edu