Assistant Professor
Office :1279E


Ph.D, University of California, Irvine, 2017.

M.S., Peking University, 2011.

B.S., Peking University, 2008.

Research Interests

Bayesian Inference, Statistical Machine Learning, Computational Biology

1.Markov chain Monte Carlo, Variational Inference, Scalable Bayesian Inference

2.Probabilistic Graphical Models, Deep Bayesian Learning

3.Variational Bayesian Phylogenetic Inference

Selected Publications

1.C. Zhang and F. A. Matsen IV, Variational Bayesian Phylogenetic Inference. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Learning Representations, 2019

2.C. Zhang and F. A. Matsen IV, Generalizing Tree Probability Estimation via Bayesian Networks. In Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, 2018.

3.C. Zhang, B. Shahbaba and H. K. Zhao, Variational Hamiltonian Monte Carlo via Score Matching. Bayesian Analysis, 13(2), 486—506, 2018.

4.V. Dinh*, A. Bilge*, C. Zhang*, and F. A. Matsen IV, Probabilistic Path Hamiltonian Monte Carlo. In Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Machine Learning. 1009—1018, 2017.

5.C. Zhang, B. Shahbaba and H. K. Zhao, Hamiltonian Monte Carlo Acceleration Using Surrogate Functions with Random Bases. Statistics and Computing, 27(6), 1473—1490, 2017.