Background

I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison. I received my PhD from University of Pennsylvania in 2015, where I was advised by Professor T. Tony Cai. I received my Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Peking University in 2010.

Wisconsin Statistics Seminar

I am currently organizing the Wisconsin Statistics Department Seminar. See here for the current schedule. Please let us know if you're interested in giving a talk at Wisconsin.

Research Interests

Generally speaking, I am interested in high-dimensional statistics. More specifically, my current research interests are:

  • High-dimensional Statistical Inference
  • Matrix Recovery and Compressed Sensing
  • Statistical Learning Theory
  • Large-scale Testing Problems
  • Convex Optimization
  • Applications in Genomics

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's Scholar, 2015
    Awarded by the School of Arts and Sciences for outstanding academic performance and intellectual promise of student researchers
  • J. Parker Bursk Prize, 2014
    Awarded by the Statistics Department of the Wharton School for excellence in research
  • IMS Travel Award, Institute of Mathematical Society, 2014
  • Nancy Blank Graduate Prize Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 2011
    Awarded to excellent first year PhD students at University of Pennsylvania
  • Benjamin-Franklin Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2010-2014
  • Outstanding Graduate, Peking University 2010
  • Excellent Intern, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, 2010
  • Scholarships at Peking University
    Sumitomo Scholarship, May 2010
    Sumitomo Scholarship, May 2009
    Xinguang Scholarship, May 2008
    Freshman Scholarship, May 2007
  • Gold Medal, 5th Place (out of 160+) in Chinese Mathematics Olympiad (CMO), 2006
    Entered the 2006 Chinese National Training-team for International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), placed the 8th out of 34+, closely missed the chance of International Mathematical Olympiad (6 qualifications for each country)

Contact Information

Department of Statistics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1300 University Madison, WI 53706

E-mail: anruzhang at stat dot wisc dot edu