Qingyuan Zhao

Qingyuan Zhao

Assistant Professor in Statistics

University of Cambridge


I am an Assistant Professor ( previously called University Lecturer) in the Statistical Laboratory, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS) at University of Cambridge, a Fellow of the Corpus Christi College, and a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute.

I am interested in improving the general quality and appraisal of statistical research, including new methodology and a better understanding of causal inference, novel study designs, sensitivity analysis, multiple testing, and selective inference.

Click here for my name in Chinese and how to pronounce it.


  • Causal inference
  • High-dimensional inference
  • Applied statistics


  • PhD in Statistics, 2016

    Stanford University

  • BSc in Mathematics, 2011

    University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)


  • If you have applied statistics questions, you might be interested in the Statistics Clinic that offers free consulting to University members. I am a regular consultant in the Clinic.
  • If you are interested in causal inference, you might want to check out the weekly Online Causal Inference Seminar.

Recent talks

Almost exact Mendelian randomization
Simultaneous hypothesis testing using negative controls
The randomization principle in causal inference: A modern look at some old ideas


  • qyzhao@statslab.cam.ac.uk
  • Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, CB3 0WB
  • Pavillion D – Room D1.01