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CBE Welcomes Dr. Tao Zou

CBE Welcomes Dr. Tao Zou

28 July 2016

Having completed his PhD in Statistics at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management and Centre for Statistical Science earlier this year, Dr. Tao Zou brings a wealth of knowledge to CBE’s Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics (RSFAS).

With fields of research that include financial statistics, statistical inference on stochastic processes, environmental statistics, time series, and social network modelling, CBE students are set to gain much from Dr. Zou when he commences lectures in Statistics in Semester 2.

Throughout his research, Tao has had considerable input into the study of environmental air pollution in China, and will continue this work from Australia. “China is now experiencing chronic air pollution,” says Tao, who is applying statistical methodology to assist with improvements in pollution management and mitigation measures.

However, it is his contribution to covariance regression modelling that Tao considers to be his greatest input into the field of to statistics research to date. “It’s a totally new model in statistics, so I think that’s my most important contribution,” he says.

Dr. Zou’s paper on covariance modelling, titled ‘Covariance regression analysis,’ has been accepted by the Journal of the American Statistical Association and will be published shortly.

With eyes firmly facing ahead, Dr. Zou is now focused on furthering his own learning and research during his time at CBE, courtesy of the first-rate resources available at ANU. He is also eager to engage in collaborative projects with CBE’s many expert academics, who he clearly holds in high regard.

“I look forward to working with the people here,” he says. 

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