Hongyu Miao, M.S., Ph.D.


Dr. Miao is tenured Professor of College of Nursing (CON), Professor of Statistics (adjunct), the Associate Director of Brain Science and Symptom Management Center (BSSMC), and the C-PSHE Director of Data Science & Digital Intelligence (DSDI) at Florida State University (2022-present).

With PhD in engineering and MS in biostatistics, his expertise has been primarily developed in statistical learning, network analysis, time series, and big complex data with applications in digital health, clinical trials, systems biology, infectious diseases, and neural development and disorders. He has led or been leading 7 research projects as PI or Co-PI, including NSF/NIH funded programs. He has collaborated with many biomedical/clinical investigators on 20+ NIH funded projects, including multiple R01 awards and research center awards.

He previously served as the Modeling Core Co-Director of the Center for Biodefense Immune Modeling (CBIM, 2010-2015) and Associate Director for Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Core for the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR, 2013-2015) at University of Rochester. He was the Director of Data Science Education Program (DSEP) and the Director of Biostatistics Collaboration and Data Service Center (CBCDS) at UTHealth School of Public Health (2017-2021).

He has published 80+ peer-reviewed journal articles on both prestigious statistical, artificial intelligence, and biomedical journals (e.g., JASA, AOS, SIAM REV, IEEE TPAMI). He designed and/or implemented more than 15 clinical trials for drug/device development or N-of-1 individualized interventions. He served or is serving on multiple international/national conference committees, NIH/NSF grant review panels, and he was the Associate Editor of BMC Systems Biology as well as the former Secretary of Houston Chapter of the American Statistical Association (HACASA, 2016-2020).

Also, Dr. Miao has developed and taught more than 10 different courses, (co-)supervised 5 post-doctoral fellows, and (co-)mentored 20+ graduate students.

Contact Information

Duxbury Hall #411

98 Varsity Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32306

Office: (850) 644-5292

Fax: (850) 644-7660

Email: hmiao@fsu.edu



M.S., Biostatistics and Computational Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA


M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA


M.S., Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


B.S., Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Research Interests

My research centers around excelling in statistical data learning of interpretable patterns and mechanisms for population and individual health improvement.


Applied Multivariate Analysis

Introduction to Data Science

Generalized Linear Model

Computational Biology

Introduction to Biostatistics

Advanced Topics in Object Data Analysis

Computational Statistics