Yun-Jhong Wu (吳允中)

PhD Candidate in Statistics
at the University of Michigan

About Me


My research interests focus on statistical and machine learning methods for massive network and relational data analysis.

Link prediction

"people you may know", gene/protein-protein interactions, recommendation systems
Detecting missing relationships

Network data streams

E-mails, tweets, trending, correlation among stock prices, network traffic
Processing relational data in real-time


Work and Teaching Experience
  • Data Scientist Intern, Technicolor, Los Altos, CA, USA, May-Aug. 2015
  • Graduate Student Instructor, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    - Introduction to Probability (STATS 425), Fall 2014
    - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (STATS 412), Fall 2012, Fall 2014
    - Introduction to Theoretical Statistics (STATS 426), Winter and Fall 2013, Winter 2014
  • Research Assistant, the Institution of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Sep. 2011-Jun. 2012
  • Teaching Assistant,  Department of Mathematics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
    - Advanced Statistical Inference (MATH 7604 and 7605), Fall 2010, Spring 2011
    - Calculus (MATH 1201 and 1202), Fall 2010, Spring 2011
    - Statistics (MATH 3601), Spring 2011
  • Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Feb.-Jul. 2010

Publications and Presentations
  • Wu, Y.-J., and Chiang, C.-T. (2013). Optimal receiver operating characteristic manifolds. Journal of Mathematical Psychology 57(5): 237-248.
  • Poster: Low-rank generalized linear models. the Eighth Michigan Student Symposium for Interdisciplinary Statistical Sciences (Mar. 2014, Ann Arbor, MI)

Honors and Awards
  • Special Mention for Teaching Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, Department of Statistics, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, May 2015
  • Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, Dec. 2013
  • Gold Medal Award for Outstanding Master’s Thesis, Mathematical Society of the Republic of China, Taiwan, Dec. 2011
  • Professor Chen Wen-Chen’s Statistical Science Scholarship, Professor Chen Wen-Chen Memorial Foundation, Taiwan, Jul. 2011



Statistics, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Data Science, Network Analysis, Optimization

Computer Skills

Liunx, Python, Java, R, C++, Scala, JavaScript, Julia, Octave/Matlab, SQL, Hadoop, Git


Running, Baking, Investing

Contact Me

Office: 436 West Hall, 1085 South University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: (734) 834-6663
Skype: yunjhong_wu