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Lab for Big Data Methodology

Overview of our research

Our lab aims to develop and apply statistical methods in the areas of big data, developmental and health research.


Current Members

Previous Members

  • Laura Lu (2011, now Associate Professor at the University of Georgia)
  • Xin (Cynthia) Tong (2014, now Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia)
  • Megan Cain (2016, now research assistant professor at University of Texas at San Antonio)
  • Brett Baumgartner, Computational Social Science REU student, June-July, 2016. Project title: Stock Market Simulation Via Geometric Brownian Motion
  • Yijie Huang, iSURE student, July 2016
  • Miao Ye, iSURE student, July 2016
  • Nan Sun, iSURE student, July 2016
  • Xinyi (Cindy) Wang: Undergraduate RA, 2015-2017
  • David Mattia: Undergraduate RA, 2015-2017
  • Meghan Cain: Ph.D. (Post-Doc and Research Assistant Professor at UT-SA)
  • Yujiao Mai: Post-doc fellow 2014-2017
  • Jianan Wang: Computer Science & Mathematics, Class of 2019.
  • Yiwen Chen, iSURE student, July 2017
  • Yuchen Liu, iSURE student, July 2017

Supplementary materials

Undergraduate research opportunity

If you are interested in joining our lab and an undergraduate student at Notre Dame, send the following to ZhiyongZhang (at)

  • An email or cover letter indicating:
    1. why you are interested in the lab and
    2. when you would like to start
  • List of courses you've taken and grades (unofficial transcript)

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