About me

Hi, I'm Bowei Yan, a 3rd year PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin, Department of Statistics and Data Sciences. I am advised by Prof. Purnamrita Sarkar. Before coming to UT, I completed M.S in Peking University working with Prof. Yuan Yao. My research interests are mainly in statistical machine learning, optimization and random matrix theory. I've done recent work on community detectionfor stochastic block models, robust clustering, classification under general metrics and hypothesis testing for network models.

Education

Ph.D candidate in statistics, University of Texas at Austin (present)
M.S in Statistics, Peking University (2014)
B.S in Mathematics and Psychology, Peking University (2011)