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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, correlated, and/or networked in nature.

I am 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. 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 (Deadline mid December 2023) and China Scholarship Council (CSC) / University of Warwick Scholarships (Deadline mid January 2024), and other sources of funding on this website.

Joint PhD opportunities: Warwick-MonashLink opens in a new window (Deadline early January 2024).

Current Students: I welcome current Maths&Stats CDT students to contact me for projects. Please email for an appointment.

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 term meetings in Term 2 AY 2022/2023, please sign up for a time slot following this linkLink opens in a new window.

Office Hours in Term 2 AY 2022/2023: Mondays 13:30-14:30 and Thursdays 11:30-12:30. Please email for appointments at least one day in advance!

a recentish photo taken in 2023

Office: Room 2.06, 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.