Welcome

My name is Peigen Zhou (周培根). "培根" the direct translation of 培根 is Bacon. But "培" in Chinese means "cultivate", "根" means "root". My grandpa gives me the name, hope I can be a man who has solid base like a tree.

I am a third year Ph.D. student in Department of Statistics, UW-Madison, where I am advised by Yajuan Si.
Currently I work in the fields of Bayesian inference, non-parametric Bayesian, I am also interested in parallel MCMC and deep learning.
Before came to Madison, I finished my bachelor degree in School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), worked with Zhouwang YANG on compress sensing and image retrieve.
I am also a lab assistant at SLA lab working with Jacee Cho, using hierarchical multilevel modeling to investigate the nature of second language acquisition mechanisms from a cognitive perspective.

Links


Karl Broman, my favoriate Professor, Data Scientist, Tutor, every tutorial is simple and neat

Emacs, my favoriate editor, which has over 2,000 built-in commands and allows the user to combine these commands into macros to automate work.

Stan, my everyday research tools is a probabilistic programming language featuring fast, highly optimized inference algorithms. It supports a large class of models, with a user base of roughly 10,000.