Yunpeng Zhao

Assistant Professor
Department of Statistics
Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University

Phone: 703-993-1674

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics, George Mason University. My thesis advisors are Professor Liza Levina and Professor Ji Zhu.

Research Interests


  1. Zhao, Y., Levina, E. and Zhu, J. (2013), Link prediction for partially observed networks. Submitted Annals of Applied Statistics .
  2. Zhao, Y., Levina, E. and Zhu, J. (2012), Consistency of community detection in networks under degree-corrected stochastic block models. Annals of Statistics , Volume 40, Number 4 (2012), 2266-2292. arXiv:1110.3854.
  3. Zhao, Y., Levina, E. and Zhu, J. (2011). Community extraction for social networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(18):7321-7326. (A winner of ASA Statistical Computing and Graphics Sections 2011 Student Paper Competition).
  4. Wang, F., Zhao, Y. (2007). A two-sided inequality of gamma function. J. Math. Res. Exposition 27 (2007), no. 4,667-670


  1. JSM 2011, Community extraction for social networks.
  2. ICSA 2011, Consistency of community detection for networks under degree-corrected block models.
Personal life

Playing bridge is my main hobby in spare time, because it is a good application of probability theory. (You don't believe the reason, do you?) Some useful resources: