Before joining NYU Steinhardt, Ying Lu was an assistant professor at the Departments of Sociology, and Political Science at University of Colorado at Boulder. She was also a faculty affiliate at the Institute of Behavioral Science at UCB.
Her primary research interest is quantitative methodology in social and behavioral sciences, with applications in demography, health and political behavior. Her current research also includes general statistical methodology such as model selection and hypothesis testing for high dimensional data.
She has a unique interdisciplinary educational background with a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Demography from Princeton University (2005) and a Ph.D. in Statistics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2009).