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Mengchu Li

I am a Postdoc in the Department of Statistics, University of Warwick, working with Dr Yi YuLink opens in a new window, under her DMS-EPSRC grantLink opens in a new window - Change Point Detection and Localization in High-Dimensions: Theory and Methods.

I am interested in learning and using techniques from change point analysis, high-dimensional statistics, robust statistics, minimax theory and differential privacy analysis. I am currently working on robust change point detection and private transfer learning problems.

Previously, I was a PhD student in the Warwick Maths and Stats CDT programme. I submitted my thesis 'Contributions to robustness, local differential privacy and change point analysis' in February 2023, curently waiting for my viva. I obtained my master's degree in Mathematical Statistics from the Univeristy of Cambridge in 2019, and bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Economics from Durham University in 2018.

Publication and preprints


I have led tutorials/labs for the following modules:

ST220 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics, ST221 Linear Statistical Modelling, ST104 Statistical Laboratory.


I contributed to the R package changepoints.


It has been a pleasure to attend the following:

NeurIPS 2022 (with Scholar award), ICORS 2022, IMS Annual Meeting 2022, ISNPS 2022, Structural Breaks and Shape Constraints workshop 2022, NeurIPS 2021, StatScale workshop 2021


I have reviewed for Biometrika and Journal of the American Statistical Association.



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