Kinh Truong

Kinh Truong, PhD

Department of Biostatistics
3105A McGavran-Greenberg Hall
CB #7420
Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Dr. Kinh Truong is a professor in the Department of Biostatistics.

Dr. Truong's main research focus is to develop new statistical methods that will spatially localize dynamic processes in the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) or electroencephalography (EEG) human brain data. His teaching and research experience in linear mixed modeling has provided new insights and approaches to many statistical analysis for handling between- and within-subject variability.

He has contributed significantly in the areas of statistical time series/longitudinal modeling using splines, window- or kernel-based smoothing methods and wavelets.

Honors and Awards

Grant (DMS-0707090)
2007–2010, National Science Foundation

Grant, co-PI (10%) -- R01-A1066920-01
2005–2008, National Institutes of Health

Grant, co-PI (50%)
2004–2006, NSF-SAMSI

Grant (CA61937-01A)
1997–2000, National Institutes of Health

Grant (DMS-9403800)
1994-1997, National Science Foundation

Grant (CA61937-01A1)
1994-1997, National Institutes of Health

N.C. Board of Science and Technology Development Award

Foundation Traveling Grant (DMS-89-14344)

Research Council Grant
1989, 1992, 1996, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Traveling Grant for CBMS
1989, National Science Foundation

Junior Faculty Development Award
1986, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Regent Fellowship
1980, University of California, Berkeley

Teaching Interests

Dr. Truong has taught:

Fundamental of Biostatistics (BIOS 101)
Mathematical Methods in Biostatistics (BIOS 106)
Principles of Experimental Analysis (BIOS 145, 545)
Intermediate Linear Models (BIOS 163, 636)
Time Series Analysis (BIOS 259)
Linear Models II (Special topics in Multivariate Analysis) (BIOS 267)
Basic Elements of Probability and Statistical Inference I (BIOS 267)

Representative Courses

Biomedical Signal Analysis (BIOS 740)

Research Activities

Extended Linear Models, Functional Modeling, Hazard Regression, Time Series, Neuro Modeling, Biochemical Epidemiology

Service Activities

1. Associate Editor for The Annals of Statistical Mathematics, 2004–2012
2. Associate Editor for Journal of Bioinformatics, 2005–2007
3. Member of Nomination Committee, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, USA
4. Referee for professional journal: The Annals of Statistics, Journal of American Statistical Association, Biometrika, Biometrics, Probability Theory and Related Fields, Journal of Multivariate Analysis, The American Statistician, Journal of Clinical Trials, Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, Statistics, Statistics in Medicine, Communications in Statistics B, National Science Foundation Grant Applications, National Institutes of Health Grant Applications, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
5. Vice President of NC ASA Local Chapter (1993–1994)
6. President of NC ASA Local Chapter (1994–1995)
7. Chairing Session in ASA meetings (1995, 1997)


  • PhD, Statistics, University of California at Berkeley, 1985
  • MS, Statistics, University of California at Berkeley, 1980
  • BS, Mathematics, University of Washington, 1978