I am a first-year Ph.D. student in Statistics in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science of the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Prof. Aukosh Jagannath.

Previously, I obtained my M.Sc. in Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC, Canada under the supervision of Prof. Gourab Ray. Before that, I completed my B.Sc. in Mathematics at Hebei Normal University in Shijiazhuang, China. 

Here is my CV

Emailtingzhou dot yu at uwaterloo dot ca

or tingzhou dot yui at gmail dot com

Research interests

Probability, high-dimensional statistical inference, optimal transports, machine learning.


My papers can be found on arXiv and Google Scholar.

  • Quantitative Russo-Seymour-Welsh for random walk on random graphs and decorrelation of UST, with Gourab Ray. Submitted (Aug 2021). [arXiv:2106.10323]

  • Automated recognition of road lines in aerial images, with C. Contreras, K. Li, Y. Sui, L. Wang, and J. Zhu. Unpublished (Aug 2020). [report]


My Master's thesis, The coupling of uniform spanning trees and quantitative Russo-Seymour-Welsh for random walk on random graphs, is available through the UVic library.

Slides of Defense presentation. Oral exam announcement, see here.


Miscellaneous Writing

  • Report (with Adolfo Vargas-Jimenez) for Carlier, G. and Ekeland, I., 2010. Matching for teams. Economic theory, 42(2), pp.397-418.

  • ECE 503: Optimization for Machine Learning (see Project).

  • Bachelor thesis: The survey of the Point process (in Chinese). See here.