Anderson Ye Zhang

PhD Candidate
Department of Statistics
Yale University


[Curriculum Vitae]

Personal Information

Hi, I'm a fifth-year PhD in the Statistics Department at Yale University, advised by Professor Harrison Zhou. I have a broad interest in the theory and application of statistics and machine learning. My current research interests include:

Research (Names in alphabetical order except for *)

Theoretical and Computational Guarantees of Mean Field Variational Inference for Community Detection
Zhang, A., and Zhou, H.
Submitted to the Annals of Statistics. (2017)
[arXiv]

Community Detection in Degree-Corrected Block Models
Gao, C., Ma, Z., Zhang, A., and Zhou, H.
Annals of Statistics. To appear (2017+)
[AoS] [arXiv]

Achieving Optimal Misclassification Proportion in Stochastic Block Model
Gao, C., Ma, Z., Zhang, A., and Zhou, H.
Journal of Machine Learning Research. 18.60 (2017): 1-45
Best Student Paper Award, The 29th New England Statistical Symposium, April 2015
[PDF] [JMLR] [arXiv]

Minimax Rates of Community Detection in Stochastic Block Models
Zhang, A., and Zhou, H.
Annals of Statistics. 44.5 (2016): 2252-2280
One of the four selected papers presented in Annals of Statistics Special Invited Session in JSM 2017
[PDF] [AoS] [arXiv]

Discussion on "Minimax Optimal Procedures for Locally Private Estimation"
Zhang, A., and Zhou, H.
Journal of the American Statistical Association. To appear (2017+)
[PDF]

Bayesian Time Series Forecasting with Change Point and Anomaly Detection*
Zhang, A., Lu, M., Kong, D., Yang, J.
NIPS 2017 Time Series Workshop. (2017)

EM and Variational Inference for Latent Variable Models
Zhang, A., and Zhou, H.
Working Paper.

Experience

Research Intern, Yahoo! Research, 2017.6-2017.8.
Research Intern, Baidu Research, 2016.6-2016.8.
Statistics Consultant, Yale StatLab & Yale Institute for Network Science (YINS), 2015.11-2017.5

Invited Talks

Theoretic and Computational Guarantee for Mean-field Variational Bayes Method on Community Detection
61st ISI World Statistics Congress, Marrakech, Morocco, July 2017

Theoretic and Computational Guarantee for Mean-field Variational Bayes Method on Community Detection
2017 IMS-China International Conference on Statistics and Probability, Nanning, China, June 2017

Community Detection for Degree-Corrected Block Model
2016 International Conference on Data Science, Shanghai, China, December 2016

Community Detection for Degree-Corrected Block Model
9th International Conference on Computational and Methodological Statistics, Seville, Spain, December 2016

Community Detection for Degree-Corrected Block Model
4th IMS-APRM (Asia Pacific Rim Meeting), Hong Kong, June 2016

Contact

24 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven, CT 06511
Email: ye.zhang@yale.edu
Homepage: http://www.stat.yale.edu/~yz482/