Associate Professor
202 Statistics Building
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PhD, Statistics, Purdue University, 2005

Job opening:

Postdoctoral positions in computational biology/bioinformatics is available immediately. These positions require excellent programming skills using C and Perl/Python and a firm knowledge of bioinformatics and Statistics. Interested candidates should forward their CV, selected reprints, a statement of research interests and goals (2-3 pages), and the contact information (phone, email, address) for three references to:

Dr. Wenxuan Zhong
Department of Statistics
101 Cedar Street
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7952


Dr. Zhong graduated with a B.S. in statistics from Nankai University (China) and a Ph.D in statistics from Purdue University. She then worked as a postdoc fellow in Professor Jun Liu’s Lab in statistics department and FAS center of systems biology in Harvard University. She joined the Department of Statistics, UGA in 2013 and was an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics, UIUC from 2007-2013.


Dr. Zhong's research focuses on the statistical methodology and theory development to face the striking new phenomena emerged under the big data regime. Over the past few years, Dr. Zhong has established diverse extramurally funded research programs to overcome the computational and theoretical challenges arise from the big data analysis. The basic statistical researches are successfully applied in modern genomic, epigenetic, metagenomics, text-mining and chemical sensing researches. Dr. Zhong is the founding director of the Big Data Analytics Research Initiative and the PI for a big data analytics dry lab located in the Pound Hall in University of Georgia. Dr. Zhong's research is highlighted by The University of Georgia Columns and College of Liberal Arts & Sciences University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.