Joint BS/MS in Statistics, Wuhan University and UW-Madison, 2020
Former Master's Students:
Yuchen Zeng (2020, Master's student in Data Science)
On to UW-Madison as a PhD student in Computer Science
Zhuoyan Xu (2020, Master's student in Data Science)
On to UW-Madison as a PhD student in Statistics
Want to join?
I am always looking for current PhD students with strong mathematical background and high motivation. Click to read my general expectations. If you are already admitted in UW-Madison and want to join my group, welcome to send me an email.
solid undergraduate training in applied mathematics -- including but not limited to, probability and stochastic processes, matrix analysis, real analysis, functional anaysis, and optimization.
strong interests in foundational problems at the intersection of statistics, machine learning, and theoretical computer science.
prior exposure to information theory or high-dimensional statistics is a plus, but not necessary.
(most importantly) grit.
A student-advisor relationship is a commitement -- both on you and on me. I was lucky to have received the best mentoring I could ask for in my past career. Therefore, I hope to return the favor to the community by being a good mentor myself.
I do not directly take 1-year PhD students as research assistants.
Most often we will be working together for a trial period (a semester or two), so we get to know whether we enjoy working with each other.