Heather Zhou

PhD Student in Statistics

Heather is interested in developing statistical models and algorithms to answer biological questions. She is currently working on applying generalized R square on UK Biobank data to discover previously missed associations between phenotypes and SNP genotypes. She is also working with Yidan on two projects: bipartite tight spectral clustering (BiTSC) algorithm, and model-based bipartite clustering. Both projects aim to use gene expression data and gene orthology information to group genes from two different species into co-clusters, taking into account the existence of noise genes. Heather holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College where she double majored in mathematics and economics.