Sihai Dave Zhao

 Sihai Zhao

Contact Information

116 A Illini Hall
725 S. Wright St.
M/C 374
Champaign, IL 61820
Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014 – present

Faculty member, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, Gene Networks in Neural Development and Plasticity, 2014 – present

Faculty affiliate, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, Computing Genomes for Reproductive Health, 2014 – present

Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology & Statistics Department, University of Pennsylvania, 2012 – 2014

Research Interests

  • Statistical genomics
  • High-dimensional statistics
  • Survival analysis


  • PhD, Biostatistics, Harvard University, 2012
  • A.M., Statistics, Harvard University, 2007
  • A.B., Chemistry and Physics, Harvard University, 2007