Zhang Among Duke Faculty to Receive Tenure

Anru Zhang, Eugene Anson Stead, Jr. M.D. Associate Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, is among 18 Duke faculty to receive tenure through the campus tenure review process (which includes School of Medicine basic science but not clinical science faculty).

Earning tenure after a rigorous review process by peers inside and outside Duke is a testament to the caliber of each individual faculty member and the impact of their research, teaching and mentoring, as well as their reputation in their disciplines. It is also an invitation to be a partner in shaping the future of Duke and its core mission, playing a role in advancing its excellence and broader impact.

Zhang has additional appointments in the departments of computer science, mathematics and statistical science in the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences. He is the recipient of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics Tweedie Award (awarded to a single young statistician/probabilist per year), ASA Gottfried E. Noether Junior Award, Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award, ICSA Outstanding Young Researcher Award and National Science Foundation CAREER Award. His research covers tensor learning, high-dimensional statistical inference, non-convex optimization, applications in electronic health records, microbiome studies and computational imaging. Zhang earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015.

Tenure Date: November 1, 2021

See the full list of faculty on Duke Today.