Chao Gao

 
 

I am a 5th-year PhD student at Yale Statistics. My advisor is Harry Zhou. My research lies in nonparametric and high-dimensional statistics, network analysis, Bayes theory and robust statistics.

 

Personal Information

address: 24 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven CT 06511

email: firstname.surname@yale.edu

Contact

Jan 2015  - May 2015 Visiting Student at Leiden University (Prof. Aad van der Vaart)

May 2014 - Aug 2014 Intern at Microsoft Research Redmond

May 2013 - Aug 2013 Intern at Microsoft Research Redmond

Experience

- Network Analysis -


Achieving Optimal Misclassification Proportion in Stochastic Block Model [arXiv]

  1. C.Gao, Z. Ma, A. Zhang and H. Zhou


Rate-Optimal Graphon Estimation [arXiv]

C. Gao, Y. Lu and H. Zhou

Annals of Statistics, 2015


Optimal Estimation and Completion of Matrices with Biclustering Structures [arXiv]

  1. C.Gao, Y. Lu, Z. Ma and H. Zhou


- Robust Statistics -


Robust Covariance Matrix Estimation via Matrix Depth [arXiv]

  1. M.Chen, C. Gao and Z. Ren


A General Decision Theory for Huber's $\epsilon$-Contamination Model [arXiv]

  1. M.Chen, C. Gao and Z. Ren


- Bayes Theory -


A General Framework for Bayes Structured Linear Models [arXiv]

  1. C.Gao, A. van der Vaart and H. Zhou


Rate-optimal Posterior Contraction for Sparse PCA [arXiv]

C. Gao and H. Zhou

Annals of Statistics, 2015


Rate Exact Bayesian Adaptation with Modified Block Priors [arXiv]

C. Gao and H. Zhou

Annals of Statistics, to appear


Bernstein-von Mises Theorems for Functionals of the Covariance Matrix [arXiv]

C. Gao and H. Zhou

Electronic Journal of Statistics, to appear


Posterior Contraction Rates of Phylogenetic Indian Buffet Processes [arXiv]

M. Chen, C. Gao and H. Zhao

Bayesian Analysis, to appear


- High Dimensional Statistics -


Sparse CCA: Adaptive Estimation and Computational Barriers [arXiv]

C. Gao, Z. Ma and H. Zhou


Minimax Estimation in Sparse Canonical Correlation Analysis [arXiv]

C. Gao, Z. Ma, Z. Ren and H. Zhou

Annals of Statistics, 2015


Sparse CCA via Precision Adjusted Iterative Thresholding [arXiv]

M. Chen, C. Gao, Z. Ren and H. Zhou


Minimax Optimal Convergence Rates for Estimating Ground Truth from Crowdsourced Labels [arXiv]

C. Gao and D. Zhou


- Others -


Detecting the Impact Area of BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Discharge: An Analysis by Time Varying Coefficient Logistic Models and Boosted Trees [springer]

  1. T.Li, C. Gao, M. Xu and B. Rajaratnam

Computational Statistics, 2014 (Winner of 2011 ASA Data Expo)

Papers

Invited Talks