Anru Zhang

Eugene Anson Stead, Jr. M.D. Associate Professor

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Eugene Anson Stead, Jr. M.D. Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
  • Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Associate Professor of Statistical Science

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 2015

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Tweedie Award. Institute of Mathematical Statistics. 2022
  • Gottfried E. Noether Junior Award. American Statistical Association. 2021
  • ICSA Outstanding Young Researcher Award. International Chinese Statistical Association. 2021
  • Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award. Bernoulli Society. 2021
  • NSF CAREER Award. National Science Foundation. 2020

Courses Taught

  • STA 915: High-Dimensional Statistics and Machine Learning
  • STA 693: Research Independent Study
  • COMPSCI 762: High-Dimensional Statistics and Machine Learning
  • COMPSCI 393: Research Independent Study
  • BIOSTAT 915: High-Dimensional Statistics and Machine Learning

Representative Publications

  • Jiang, Shiyi, Xin Gai, Miriam M. Treggiari, William W. Stead, Yuankang Zhao, C David Page, and Anru R. Zhang. “Soft phenotyping for sepsis via EHR time-aware soft clustering.” J Biomed Inform 152 (April 2024): 104615.
  • Zhang, Anru R., Ryan P. Bell, Chen An, Runshi Tang, Shana A. Hall, Cliburn Chan, Kareem Al-Khalil, and Christina S. Meade. “Cocaine Use Prediction With Tensor-Based Machine Learning on Multimodal MRI Connectome Data.” Neural Comput 36, no. 1 (December 12, 2023): 107–27.
  • Towe, Sheri L., Runshi Tang, Matthew J. Gibson, Anru R. Zhang, and Christina S. Meade. “Longitudinal changes in neurocognitive performance related to drug use intensity in a sample of persons with and without HIV who use illicit stimulants.” Drug Alcohol Depend 251 (October 1, 2023): 110923.
  • Han, R., and A. R. Zhang. “Rungang Han and Anru R. Zhangs contribution to the Discussion of ‘Vintage factor analysis with varimax performs statistical inference’ by Rohe & Zeng.” Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series B: Statistical Methodology 85, no. 4 (September 1, 2023): 1069–70.
  • Hao, Botao, Anru Zhang, and Guang Cheng. “Sparse and Low-Rank Tensor Estimation via Cubic Sketchings.” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 66, no. 9 (September 2020): 5927–64.