Statistics Faculty

Sihai Dave Zhao

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Statistics
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 116A Illini Hall
  • 725 S. Wright St.
  • Champaign, IL 61820 USA
  • (217) 244-1123
  • Website
  • Educational Background

  • PhD, Biostatistics, Harvard University, 2012
  • Research Interests

  • Statistical genomics
  • High-dimensional statistics
  • Survival analysis
  • Recent Publications

    Zhao, S.D., Cai T.T., Cappola T.P., Margulies K.B., and Li H. (2016). Sparse simultaneous signal detection for identifying genetically controlled disease genes. Journal of the American Statistical Association, In press.

    Zhao, S.D. (2016). Integrative genetic risk prediction using nonparametric empirical Bayes classification. Biometrics, In press.

    Dicker, L.D. and Zhao, S.D. (2016). High-dimensional classification via nonparametric empirical Bayes and maximum likelihood. Biometrika 103, 21-34.

    Yan, X., Hu, Z., Feng, Y., Hu, X., Yuan, J., Zhao, S.D., Zhang, Y., Yang, L., Shan, W., He, Q., Fan, L., Kandalaft, L.E., Tanyi, J.L., Li, C., Yuan, C.-X., Zhang, D., Yuan, H., Hua, K., Lu, Y., Katsaros, D., Huang, Q., Montone, K., Fan, Y., Coukos, G., Boyd, J., Sood, A.K., Rebbeck, T., Mills, G.B., Dang, C.V., and Zhang, L. (2015). Comprehensive genomic characterization of long non-coding RNAs across human cancers. Cancer Cell 28, 529-540.

    Li, Y.R., Li, J., Zhao, S.D., Bradfield, J.P., Mentch, F.D., Maggadottir, S.M., Hou, C., Abrams, D.J., Chang, D., Gao, F., Guo, D., Wei, Z., Connoly, J.J., Cardinale C., Bakay, M., Glessner, J.and Kao, C., Thomas, K.A., Qiu, H., Chiavacci, R., Kim, C., Wang, F., Snyder, J. and Richie, M.D., Flatø, B., Førre, Ø., Denson, L., Thompson, S.D., Becker, M.L., Guthery, S.L., Latiano, A., Perez, E., Resnick, E., Russell, R.D., Wilson, D., Silverberg, M.S., Annese, V., Lie, B.A., Punaro, M., Dubinsky, M.C., Monos, D.S., Strisciuglio, C., Staiano, A., Miele, E., Kugathasan, S., Ellis, J.A., Munro, J., Sullivan, K., Wise, C., Chapel, H., Cunningham-Rundles, C., Grant, S.F.A., Orange, J., Sleiman, P.M.A., Behrens, E., Griffiths, A., Satsangi, J., Finkel, T., Keinan, A., Luning Prak, E.T., Polychronakos, C., Baldassano, B., Li, H., Keating, B.J., and Hakonarson, H. (2015). Meta-analysis of shared genetic architecture in pediatric autoimmune disease. Nature Medicine 9, 1018-1027.

    Zhao, S.D., Parmigiani, G., Huttenhower, C., and Waldron, L. (2014). Más-o-menos: a simple sign averaging method for discrimination in genomic data analysis. Bioinformatics 30, 3062-3069.

    Zhao, S.D. and Li, Y. (2014). Score test variable screening. Biometrics 70, 862-871.

    Zhao, S.D., Cai, T.T., and Li, H. (2014). More powerful genetic association testing via a new statistical framework for integrative genomics. Biometrics 70, 881-890.

    Zhao, S.D., Cai, T.T., and Li, H. (2014). Direct estimation of differential networks. Biometrika 101, 253 - 268.

    Li, Y., Dicker, L., and Zhao, S.D. (2014). The Dantzig selector for censored linear regression models. Statistica Sinica 24, 251 - 268.