Tianjian Zhou


  • 04/2020 Our discussion of "An Epidemiological Forecast Model and Software Assessing Interventions on COVID-19 Epidemic in China" (by L. Wang, ..., P. X.K. Song) is in Journal of Data Science. [Link]
  • 03/2020 Our webtool for the COVID-19 pandemic. [Link]
  • 03/2020 I will be joining the Department of Statistics at Colorado State University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2020.
  • 01/2020 Our manuscript, "RoBoT: A Robust Bayesian Hypothesis Testing Method for Basket Trials", was accepted for publication in Biostatistics. [Link]
  • 12/2019 Our manuscript, "PoD-TPI: Probability-of-Decision Toxicity Probability Interval Design to Accelerate Phase I Trials", was accepted for publication in Statistics in Biosciences. [Link]
  • 11/2019 I presented my research on cancer genomics in the Workshop on Evolutionary Dynamics in Cancer hosted by the Mathematical Biosciences Institute at the Ohio State University [Link]. Here is the video.


My name is Tianjian Zhou. I am a Postdoctoral Scholar at The University of Chicago, under the supervision of Dr. Yuan Ji.

Previously, I have worked at NorthShore University HealthSystem at Evanston, IL as a Postdoc Fellow.

I obtained my Ph.D. in Statistics from the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. My advisor was Dr. Peter Mueller.

Before that, I obtained my B.S. in Statistics from the Special Class for the Gifted Young at University of Science and Technology of China.

The Special Class for the Gifted Young is a special undergraduate program for gifted young students. As an example, I entered the program at age 14, obtained my B.S. at age 18 and obtained my Ph.D. at age 22.

More fun facts of me can be found here.


08/2017 Ph.D. in Statistics, The University of Texas at Austin

Dissertation: Bayesian Nonparametric Models for Biomedical Data Analysis. [Link]

Dissertation received the Leonard J. Savage Award (Honorable Mention).

06/2013 B.Sc. in Statistics, University of Science and Technology of China

Academic Experience

The University of Chicago

10/2018 - Present Postdoctoral Scholar

11/2017 - 09/2018 Clinician Researcher

NorthShore University HealthSystem

08/2017 - 09/2018 Postdoc Fellow

Summer 2016, Summer 2015 Research Intern

The University of Texas at Austin

09/2015 - 05/2017 Research Assistant

09/2013 - 05/2015 Teaching Assistant


Proficient in R, Python, SQL, Matlab, C/C++, JAVA, HTML, Mathematica, SAS and WinBUGS.


tjzhou at uchicago dot edu tjzhou95 at gmail dot com