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Professor Chenlei Leng (冷琛雷)

I am a statistician interested in developing new methods for analysing large complex data that are high-dimensional, longitudinal, networked, and/or correlated in nature.

I joined Warwick in 2013 as Professor of Statistics. Previously I held regular and visiting faculty positions at Peking University, University of Munich and National University of Singapore. I received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and PhD in statistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

I am an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute and a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. My past experience includes chairing the Research Section of the Royal Statistical Society and co-directing the Oxford-Warwick Statistics CDT.

Research Activities

Software and papers

My group at Warwick.

Future PhD Students: I am always looking for talented students to work with me. To get an idea about potential research topics, please read my recent papers. Students can also suggest your own project. Interested students please feel free to get in touch with your CV.

For overseas applicants, in addition to the usual studentships, you may want to take a look at Chancellor's International Scholarships and China Scholarship Council (CSC) / University of Warwick Scholarships (deadline for application will be January 2021), as well as other sources of funding on this website.

Current Students: Current Maths&Stats CDT students are welcome to contact me for projects.

Postdocs, Visitors, Collaborators:

  • Enquiries about research collaboration are always welcome.
  • I would be happy to host those who wish to apply for Open Research Fellowships or are externally funded.

Tutees: For end of term meetings in Term 2 AY 2020/2021, please sign up following this link.

Office Hours in Term 2 AY 2020/2021: 11:30-12:30 Wednesdays and 12:30-13:30 Fridays on MS Teams (see instructions). Please remember to send an email in advance for appointment.


Office: Room 2.06 in the new Mathematical Sciences Building.

Email: C dot Leng at warwick dot ac dot uk

Phone: +44 (0)24 7615 0779

Fax: +44 (0)24 7652 4532

Address: Department of Statistics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK.