Ph.D Statistics, University of British Columbia
M.Sc Statistics, University of British Columbia
M. Eng Computer Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
B.Sc Mathematics, Peking University, Beijing, China
Dr. Zhang is a trained Statistician and experienced biostatistician with skills in developing theory and computer algorithms for complex longitudinal data and expertise in collaborative research in HIV, orthopedic surgery, radiology, arthritis and others. He is particularly interested in implementing computational intensive algorithms and investigating computational efficient alternatives. Examples of Dr. Zhang’s previous work include a study to identify biomarkers for early detection of knee osteoarthritis, research into HIV and hepatitis C vulnerabilities among young aboriginal drug users in Canada, and an assessment of how the duration between injury and surgery impacts surgical outcome.
Dr. Zhang is a recipient of CUNY’s most competitive PSC-CUNY ENHC award, for a study on Neurocysticercosis cyst evolution using multistate model, addressing data complexities such as latent pathway and lost-of-follow up.
His implementation experience focuses on bio statistical applications and longitudinal study with complex data and causal inference.