Hongxiao Zhu

Associate Professor
Department of Statistics
Virginia Tech
Hutcheson Hall 403H
(540) 231-0400

I am currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics at Virginia Tech. I received my PhD from the Department of Statistics at Rice University under the direction of Dennis D Cox. I have pursued postdoctoral training at the Department of Biostatistics of University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (supervised by Jeffrey S Morris), Statistical and Applied Mathematical Science Institute (SAMSI), and the Department of Statistics of Duke University (supervised by David B. Dunson).

My research focuses on the analysis of high-dimensional and functional data, including curves, images, signals, and longitudinal measurements. Using approaches such as Bayesian modelling, nonparametric regression, and machine learning, I develop flexible statistical models to characterize complex dependence structures in data, and discover systematic patterns or extract important features from the wealth of data. My research has been used to analyze spectral curves and mass spectrometry data in cancer studies, brain imaging data in alcoholism or smoking cessation studies, genomic data, DNA methylation data, and sonar sensing data.

Recently, I am leading an interdisciplinary project on Sonar Computation.

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Ph.D. Statistics Rice University, Houston TX May 2019
Thesis: Functional Data Classification and Covariance Estimation (PDF)
M.S. Mathematics University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock AR   May 2004
B.S. Finance Wuhan University, Wuhan, P.R. China July 2002

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