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Linda Zhao

Professor of Statistics

Links: Personal Website

After getting her Ph.D in Mathematics/Statistics from Cornell University , Linda taught in UCLA, Los Angeles for one year. She joined the Wharton School in 1994. She obtained a BS degree from the Mathematics department of Nankai University, China.

Linda’s research area covers from Beysian analysis, Nonparametric analysis and Numerical computation. She mainly publishes in international leading journals. Current on going projects include forecasting house prices, inference for high dimensional data, data with measurement errors and post model selection inferences. Linda also enjoys teaching very much.

Selected Publications

Zhao, L. H. (2000) Bayesian aspects of some nonparametric problems, The Annals of Statistics, 28, 532--552

Mao, V. and Zhao, L. H. (2003) Free knot polynomial splines with confidence intervals, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B, 65, 901-919

Brown, L. D., Wang, Y. and Zhao, L. H. (2003) On the statistical equivalence at suitable frequencies of GARCH and stochastic volatility models with the corresponding diffusion model, Statistica Sinica, 993-1013

Brown, L. D., Mandelbaum, A., Sakov, A., Shen, H., Zeltyn, S. and Zhao, L. H. (2005) Statistical analysis of a telephone call center: A queueing-science perspective, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 100, 36-50

Cai, T., Low, M. and Zhao, L.H. (2007) Trade-offs between global and local risks in nonparametric function estimation, Bernoulli, 13, 1-19

Berk, R., Brown, L.B. and Zhao, L. (2010) Statistical inference after model selection, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 26, 217-236

Raykar, V., Yu, S., Zhao, L., .Valadez, G., Florin, C., Bogoni, L. and Moy, L. (2010) Learning from crowds, Journal of Machine Learning Research, 11, 1297–1322

Brown, L. D., Cai, T., Zhang, R., Zhao, L. H. and Zhou, H. (2010) The root-unroot algorithm for density estimation as implemented via wavelet block thresholding, Probability Theory and Related Field, 146, 401-433

Raykar, V. and Zhao, L. (2010) Nonparametric prior for adaptive sparsity, Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), JMLR: 629-636

Nagaraja, C. H., Brown, L.D. and Zhao, L. (2010) An autoregressive approach to house price modeling, to appear The Annals of Applied Statistics