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)

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+)
[Link] [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
[Link] [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
[Link] [arXiv]

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