Department of Statistics
University of Wisconsin
1300 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
cmzhang at stat dot wisc dot edu
Office: 1155 MSC
Phone: 6082620084
Fax: 6082620032
 
Chunming Zhang

Education
 PhD (2000), statistics,
University of North CarolinaChapel Hill
 MS, computational mathematics,
Academia Sinica, Beijing, China
 BS, mathematical statistics,
Nankai University, Tianjin, China

Position Held
 2010now: Professor of Statistics, University of WisconsinMadison.
 20052010: Associate Professor of Statistics, University of WisconsinMadison.
 20002005: Assistant Professor of Statistics, University of WisconsinMadison.

Editorial Boards
 Associate Editor for Annals of Statistics (20072009; 20192021);
 Associate Editor for Journal of the American Statistical Association (20112013; 20142017; 2023);
 Associate Editor for Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference (20122018);
 Associate Editor for Journal of Data Science (2020);
 Associate Editor for The New England Journal of Statistics in Data Science (2020)
 Guest Associate Editor for Statistica Sinica (2005)

Other Professional Service
 Chair of the ICSA Award Committee (2022), International Chinese Statistical Association.
 ChairElect (2022) and Chair (2023), Section on Nonparametric Statistics, American Statistical Association.
 Program CoChair of the Scientific Committee for the 2019 IMSChina International Conference on Statistics and Probability, July 610, 2019, Dalian, China.
 Program ChairElect (2014) and Program Chair (2015), Section on Nonparametric
Statistics, American Statistical Association.
 Charting Committee of International Society for NonParametric Statistics (20122015).
 Board of Directors of the International Chinese Statistical Association (20092011).
 Committee on Nominations (August 2009August 2010), Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

Research Interests
 Medical imaging data analysis;
 Statistical methods for neuroinformatics and bioinformatics;
 Multiple testing; largescale simultaneous inference and applications;
 Statistical methods for financial econometrics;
 Dimension reduction and highdimensional inference;
 Non and semiparametric modeling & inference;
 Robust statistics;
 Functional & longitudinal data analysis;
 Traffic forecasting in transportation

Selected Publications

Guo, R.S., Zhang, C.M. and Zhang, Z.J. (2020).
"Maximum Independent Component Analysis with application to EEG data,"
Statistical Science, 35, 145157.

Zhang, C.M., Chai, Y., Guo, X., Gao, M., Devilbiss, D.M., and Zhang, Z. (2016).
"Statistical learning of neuronal functional connectivity,"
Technometrics, 58, 350359.

Liu, J. Zhang, C.M., and Page, D. (2016).
"Multiple testing under dependence via graphical models,"
Annals of Applied Statistics, 10, 16991724.

Du, L. and Zhang, C.M. (2014).
"Singleindex modulated multiple testing,"
Annals of Statistics, 42, 12621311.
 Yu, T., Zhang, C.M., Alexander, A.L., and Davidson, R.J. (2013).
"Local tests for identifying anisotropic diffusion areas in human brain with DTI,"
Annals of Applied Statistics, 7, 201225.

Zhang, C.M., Fan, J. and Yu, T. (2011).
"Multiple testing via FDR_{L} for largescale imaging data,"
Annals of Statistics, 39, 613642.

Zhang, C.M., Jiang, Y., and Chai, Y. (2010).
"Penalized Bregman divergence for largedimensional regression and classification,"
Biometrika, 97, 551566.

Zhang, C.M. and Yu, T. (2008).
"Semiparametric detection of significant activation for brain fMRI,"
Annals of Statistics, 36, 16931725.
 Hall, P., Minnotte, M.C., and Zhang, C.M. (2004).
"Bump hunting with nonGaussian kernels,"
Annals of Statistics, 32, 21242141.
 Zhang, C.M. (2003).
"Calibrating the degrees of freedom for automatic data smoothing and effective curve checking,"
Journal of the American Statistical Association, 98, 609628.
 Fan, J. and Zhang, C.M. (2003).
"A reexamination of diffusion estimators with applications to financial model validation,"
Journal of the American Statistical Association, 98, 118134.
 Fan, J., Zhang, C.M., and Zhang, Jian (2001).
"Generalized likelihood ratio statistics and Wilks phenomenon,"
Annals of Statistics, 29, 153193.
(correction, 2002, 30, 18111811.)

Students and collaborators


Teaching: STAT609 (Fall 2023; Fall 2024); STAT351 (Spring 2024)
 STAT351 (Introductory Nonparametric Statistics).
 STAT609 (Mathematical Statistics I).
 STAT610 (Mathematical Statistics II).
 STAT732 (Large Sample Theory of Statistical Inference)
 STAT809 (NonParametric Statistics).

 