Sheng Xu


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I'm currently a 5th year phd student in the Statistics and Data Science at Yale University, advised by Professor Zhou Fan. I am also very fortunate to be supervised by Professors Xiaohong Chen, Sahand Negahban, Yi Sun, Fang Han and Brian Caffo on particular projects.

Prior to joining Yale, I received my Bachelor's degree in mathematics and statistics from the School of Mathematical Sciences and a dual degree in Economics from the China Center for Economic Research at Peking University.


  • Email: sheng.xu at yale dot edu

  • Address: Department of Statistics and Data Science, 24 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511, USA.

Research Interests

  • High Dimensional and Multivariate Statistics

  • Statistical Learning Theory

  • Signal Processing

  • Combinatorial Algorithms

  • Convex and Nonconvex Optimization

  • Network Analysis

  • Time Series Analysis

  • Econometrics