Dr. Zhu received his undergraduate education at Anhui University in 1982, received the Master degree of Science from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1985, and obtained his doctorate from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1990. Dr. Zhu's research interests span many areas, including high-dimensional data analysis, time series, non/semi-parametric statistics, Monte Carlo methods, empirical process theory, biostatistics and Bioinformatics.
Dr. Zhu has received a wide range of support from the NSSF of China and the RGC of Hong Kong. He was a research professor at Chinese Academy of Sciences, and had taught at the University of Hong Kong (1998-2005) before joining HKBU. He has also held several visiting positions including the Cheung Kong Chair Professorship under the joint program of Chinese Ministry of Education and Li Ka Shing Foundation, Hong Kong.
Other than several prizes and awards, Dr. Zhu won The State Natural Science award (Class II) and The Humboldt Research Award of Germany. Both are the prestigious national and international award. For the latter, he is the first winner, from the Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan, in Science, also is still the only winner from Asia in Statistics. He is a Fellow of The American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics and an elected member of International Statistical Institute.
Dr. Zhu also serves, as a member/chairman, on several councils: International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA); Chinese Association of Applied Statistics (CSAS); East Asian Region Outreach Council of International Statistical Institute (ISI); Survival Analysis Division (SAD, the Chairman) of Chinese Association of Applied Statistics.
Author of more than 250 peer reviewed papers, Dr. Zhu serves on the editorial boards of 5 academic journals such as Statistics Sinica.
Dr. Zhu was the department head from 2008 to 2014 and has been and still is the director of SRCC since 2005.