Hongtu Zhu, PhD


Hongtu Zhu Professor

Curriculum Vitae
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile

3105-C McGavran-Greenberg Hall
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7420
Chapel Hill 27599-7420


2000 The Chinese University of Hong Kong PhD, Statistics

Research interests

  • Aging
  • Child development

Research activities

Neuroimaging Statistics, Structural Equation Models, Statistical Computing, Diagnostic Methods, Statistical Methods for Manifold Data, Missing Data Problem, Variable Selection, Empirical Likelihood, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Psychiatry, Psychometrics.

Key publications

Gao, W., Zhu, H., Giovanello, K.S., Smith, J.K., Shen, D., Gilmore, J., & Lin, W. (2009) Emergence of the brain’s default network: Evidence from two-week-old to four-year-old healthy pediatric subjects. Proceedings of the National Academic Sciences, USA: vol.106, p.6790-6795.

Zhu HT, Li YM, Ibrahim, JG, …, Peterson BS. (2009) Rician Regression Models for Magnetic Resonance Images. Journal of the American Statistical Association: vol.104, p.623-637.

Yung Y, Zhu HT, Ibrahim J, Lin WL, and Peterson B.G.. (2008) A note on bootstrapping uncertainty of diffusion tensor parameters. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging: vol.27, p.1506-1514.

Zhu HT, Zhang HP, Ibrahim JG, and Peterson BG (2007) Statistical analysis of diffusion tensors in diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance image data (with discussion). Journal of the American Statistical Association: vol.102, p.1081-1110.

Zhu HT, Ibrahim, JG, Lee SY, and Zhang HP. (2007) Appropriate perturbation and influence measures in local influence. Annals of Statistics: vol.35, p.2565-2588.