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Last updated on 2021-10-26.


Annie Lyu

dataviz, rstats, she/her

  • Data scientist with expertise in data visualization and statistical modelling
  • Developed one R Shiny application featured in the RStudio Shiny gallery
  • Equipped with comprehensive statistical theories and methodologies
  • Published 3 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, to date


Iowa State University (ISU)

Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Statistics

Ames, Iowa

2015 - 2020

Thesis: Small area prediction and big data visualization – Analysis of soil losses from sheet and rill erosion on cropland

Wuhan University (WHU)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Statistics

Wuhan, China

2011 - 2015

Thesis: Cox proportional hazard model and its application in survival analysis

Work Experience

Senior Data Scientist


San Francisco, California

  • Designed and delivered predictive and prescriptive data products to faciliate data-driven decision making of business operations
  • Applied statistical techniques to model customer behavior and trends to identify potential opportunities for business growth

2020 - Present

Visualization Analyst Intern


San Francisco, California

2019 Summer

  • Developed a statistical model in R and Python to provide data insight into cross-selling for business intelligence
  • Built ETL in SQL and data pipeline in Python; designed a super user-friendly Power BI dashboard with big impact

Teaching Experience

Lab Instructor, Survey Statistics

Department of Statistics, ISU

Ames, Iowa

2018 Spring

  • Coached 36 graduates and undergraduates on SAS programming
  • Taught lab materials and designed lab assignments once a week
  • 4.68 average rating on a 5-point scale by students


Empirical Bayes small area prediction under a zero-inflated lognormal model with correlated random area effects

Biometrical Journal, doi:10.1002/bimj.202000029

Ames, Iowa


Lyu X., Berg E.J., Hofmann H.

Interactive Web-based Data Visualization and Analysis Tool for Synthetizing on-farm Research Networks Data

Research Synthesis Methods, doi:10.1002/jrsm.1440

Ames, Iowa


Laurent A., Lyu X., Kyveryga P., Makowski D., Hofmann H., Miguez F.

Using landscape habitat associations to prioritize areas of conservation action for terrestrial birds

PloS one 12 (3), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0173041

Ames, Iowa


Harms, T.M., Murphy, K.T., Lyu, X., Patterson, S.S., Kinkead, K.E., Dinsmore, S.J. and Frese, P.W.


Vince Sposito Statistical Computing Award

Department of Statistics, ISU

Ames, Iowa


Selected for outstanding potential in statistical computing based on assistantship duties

Student Travel Grant

International Total Survey Error Workshop

Bergamo, Italy


Selected as one of the student participants based on paper presentation and curriculum vitae

Holly and Beth Fryer Scholarship

Department of Statistics, ISU

Ames, Iowa


Selected for high-achieving second-year graduate students based on academic success and assistantship duties

Vera David Award

Department of Statistics, ISU

Ames, Iowa


Selected for high-achieving first-year female graduate students based on academic success