Department of Statistics
Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University
I am an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics, George Mason University. My thesis advisors are Professor Liza Levina and Professor Ji Zhu.
Statistical theory and methodology for complex network analysis.
Machine learning and high-dimensional analysis.
Spectral theory of random matrices with applications in network analysis.
Zhao, Y., Levina, E. and Zhu, J. (2013), Link prediction for partially observed networks. Submitted Annals of Applied Statistics .
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.
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).
Wang, F., Zhao, Y. (2007). A two-sided inequality of gamma function. J. Math. Res. Exposition 27 (2007), no. 4,667-670