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Yue Zhao



I am a lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor in the North American system) in the Department of Mathematics. I studied experimental cosmology (PhD from Princeton in 2010) before switching to statistics (PhD from Cornell in 2015). After postdoctoral studies at McGill (2015-16) and KU Leuven (2016-19), I joined York in September 2019.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit my personal website.

Departmental roles

Director of MSc in Statistics and Computational Finance



My research interests lie in nonparametric and semiparametric multivariate dependence modelling (in particular, the copula) method, high-dimensional statistics, survival analysis and, more recently, statistical inference for neural networks.

Research group(s)

Statistics and Probability

Available PhD research projects

I welcome PhD applications from those whose interests align with my specialities outlined above (in a broad sense). Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the copula and the estimating equation methods in high dimensions. Please refer to this department page for our admissions procedures and funding opportunities.



  • Probability and Statistics (Prob and Stat Inference 1)


  • Statistical Modelling and Practical Data Analysis with R
  • Advanced Multivariate Analysis
  • Multivariate Analysis

Contact details

Dr Yue Zhao

Tel: +44 1904 32 3669