Wei Zong

PhD student, Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh wez97@pitt.edu

I am a second year PhD student at George Tseng's Lab, Department of Biostatistics,University of Pittsburgh supervised by Dr. George C. Tseng. I am also a graduate student researcher under the guidance of Dr. Colleen McClung at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh.


Research

On-going Projects

Methodology

Multivariate Outcome Guided Subtyping.

Robust Order-based Machine Learning

Collaboration

Exploring circadian rhythms of gene expression in the human nucleus accumbens between bi-polar, schizophrenia and control subjects.

Investigating the intestinal microbiome data of people with high risks of developing multiple sclerosis.

Publication

Seney ML, Cahill K, Enwright JF, Logan RW, Huo Z, Zong W, Tseng G, McClung CA. Diurnal rhythms in gene expression in the prefrontal cortex in schizophrenia. Nature communications. 2019 Aug 9;10(1):1-1.


Education

University of Cambridge, UK

MASt in Mathematical Statistics

October 2016 - July 2017

Heriot-Watt University, UK

BSc in Actuarial Science

September 2014 - June 2016

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China

BEc in Bilinguial Actuarial Science

September 2012 - June 2014

Awards & Certifications

  • The Roger Gray Memorial Prize of Statistics - Heriot-Watt 2016
  • University Prize and Scottish Widows Prize - Heriot-Watt 2015
  • 1st Class Scholarships - SWUFE 2013, 2014

Interests

Apart from being a Biostatistician, I enjoy most of my time lifting weights and reading. Recently, I started to learn Martial Arts (Karate and Jiujisu) during my spare time.