The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy is now open.  Our office hours are from: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. Please refer to the COVID-19 Resource Guide for all matters related to the return to campus.  All visitors and vendors must fill out the Columbia University Health Screening Form.  We look forward to seeing you on campus.


Lu Zhang

Postdoctoral Research Scholar





Lu Zhang is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Applied Statistics Center (ASC) in the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy. Her research interests span the topics of spatial statistics, Bayesian statistics (theory and method), computational statistics, and open-source software development. Her current research projects with the ASC focus on developing approximate inference algorithms and adaptive Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithms.


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