Zhou Fan

Hertz Fellow: Zhou Fan

Stanford University

Area of Study


Fellowship Years

2013 - 2018

Zhou Fan is pursuing a PhD in statistics at Stanford University. He is interested in developing theory and methodology for problems in high-dimensional statistics and in understanding the areas of scientific research, including genomics and biomedical imaging, in which such problems arise. Previously, Zhou received an AB in mathematics and SM in computer science from Harvard University. As an undergraduate, he conducted research in ergodic theory and wrote his honors thesis on random matrix theory. Zhou studied in Part III of the Mathematical Tripos at the University of Cambridge as a Churchill Scholar, where he focused in probability and statistical theory and researched the construction of confidence regions for nonparametric function estimation. Before starting his PhD, Zhou worked for two years at D. E. Shaw Research, where he developed statistical methods to analyze data from molecular dynamics simulations of biomolecules.

2018 - Random matrices, free probability, and statistics