Welcome to Changliang Zou’s (邹长亮) Homepage



Institute of Statistics

Nankai University, Tianjin, 300071

Tel: (86)-22-23498233

Email: nk.chlzou@gmail.com [nk(dot)chlzou(at)gmail(dot)com]




Short Bio: I obtained B.S, M.S, and Ph.D. in Statistics, from School of Mathematical Sciences,

Nankai University, in 2003, 2006, and 2008, respectively. I joined Nankai University, in June, 2009.


Research Interest:  Statistical Process Control and Quality Improvement; Change-Point and Outlier Detection;

High-Dimensional Data Analysis; Nonparametric Regression; Dimension Reduction


Teaching: Asymptotic Statistics (2018Spring)

Statistical Inference (2018Spring)


Professional Activities:

Associate Editor or Editorial Board:

Statistical Analysis and Data Mining (SAM) 2018-

Random Matrices: Theory and Applications 2018-

Statistica Sinica 2017-

Journal of Quality Technology (JQT), 2015-

Technometrics, 2013-

Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation (JSCS), 2012-



Selected Publications (Full list on Google Scholar Page):

Statistical Methodologies

1.      Qiu, P., Zi, X., and Zou, C. “Nonparametric Dynamic Curve Monitoring”, Technometrics, to appear

2.       Wang, G., Zou, C. and Yin, G. “Change-point detection in multinomial data with a large number of categoriesAnnals of Statistics, to appear  [PDF] [Supp]

3.      Ren, H., Chen, N. and Zou, C. “Projection-based outlier detection in functional data”, Biometrika, 104, 411-423, 2017  [PDF] [Supp]

4.      Feng, L, Zou, C., and Wang, Z. “Multivariate-sign-based high-dimensional tests for the two-sample location problem” JASA, 111, 721-735, 2016. [PDF] [Supp]

5.      Chen, N., Zi, X., and Zou, C. “A Distribution-Free Multivariate Control Chart”, Technometrics, 58, 448-459, 2016.

6.      Shen, X., Tsui, K. L., Woodall, W. H., and Zou, C. “Self-starting monitoring scheme for Poisson count data,” Technometrics, 58, 460-471, 2016

7.      Paynabar, K., Qin, P. and Zou, C., “A Change Point Approach for Phase-I Analysis in Multivariate Profile Monitoring and Diagnosis” Technometrics, 58, 191-204, 2016.

8.      Zou, C., Wang, Z., Jiang, W and Zi, X. “An Efficient On-line Monitoring Method for High-dimensional Data Streams,” Technometrics, 57, 374-387, 2015. [PDF] [Supp]

9.      Chen, X., Cook. D., and Zou, C., “Diagnostic Studies in Sufficient Dimension Reduction” Biometrika, 102, 545-558, 2015. [PDF] [Supp]

10.  Ro, K., Zou, C., Wang, Z., and Yin, G. “Outlier Detection for High Dimensional Data”, Biometrika, 102, 589-599, 2015.  [PDF] [Supp]

11.  Zou, C., Yin, G., Feng, L. and Wang, Z. “Nonparametric Maximum Likelihood Approach to Multiple Change-Point Problems”, Annals of Statistics, 42, 970-1002, 2014. [PDF] [Supp]

12.   Zou, C., Peng, L, Feng, L. and Wang, Z. “Multivariate-Sign-Based High-Dimensional Tests for Sphericity” Biometrika, 101, 229-236, 2014. [PDF] [Supp]

13.   Yu, G., Zou, C., and Wang, Z. “Outlier Detection in the Functional Observations with Applications to Profile Monitoring” Technometrics, 54,308-318, 2012. [PDF]

14.   Zhou, Q., Zou, C., Wang, Z., and Jiang, W. “Likelihood-Based EWMA Charts for Monitoring Poisson Count Data with Time-Varying Sample Sizes”, JASA, 107, 1049-1062, 2012. [PDF]

15.  Zou, C., Jiang, W., and Tsung, F. “A LASSO-Based SPC Diagnostic Framework for Multivariate Statistical Process Control,” Technometrics, 53, 297-309, 2011. [PDF]

16.  Zou, C., and Tsung, F. “A Multivariate Sign EWMA Control Chart,” Technometrics, 53, 84-97, 2011. [PDF] Supplemental materials

17.   Chen, X., Zou, C., and Cook, R. D. “Coordinate-Independent Sparse Sufficient Dimension Reduction and Variable Filtering,” Annals of Statistics, 38, 3696–3723, 2010. [PDF]

18.  Qiu, P., Zou, C., and Wang, Z. “Nonparametric Profile Monitoring by Mixed Modeling, (with discussions), Technometrics, 52, 265-277 (Rejoinder, 52, 288–293), 2010. [PDF]

19.  Zou, C., and Qiu, P. “Multivariate Statistical Process Control Using LASSO,” JASA, 104, 1586-1596, 2009. [PDF]

20.  Zou, C., Tsung, F. and Liu, Y. “A Change Point Approach for Phase I Analysis in Multistage Processes,” Technometrics, 50, 344-356, 2008.

21.  Zou, C. and Tsung, F. and Wang, Z. “Monitoring Profiles Based on Nonparametric Regression Method,” Technometrics, 50, 512-526, 2008.

22.  Zou, C., Tsung, F., and Wang, Z. “Monitoring General Linear Profiles Using Multivariate EWMA Schemes,” Technometrics, 49, 395-408, 2007.

Quality and Reliability Engineering

1.      Zhang, C., Chen, N., and Zou, C. “Robust multivariate control chart based on goodness-of-fit test”, Journal of Quality Technology, 48, 139-161, 2016.[PDF]

2.      Li, J., Tsung, F., and Zou, C. “Multivariate Categorical Charting Techniques via Log-Linear Models” IIE Transactions, 46, 526-542, 2014. [PDF]

3.      Zou, C., Tseng, S-T., and Wang, Z. “Outlier Detection in General Profiles Using Penalized Regression Method” IIE Transactions, 46, 106-117, 2014. [PDF]

4.      Li, J., Tsung, F., and Zou, C. “Phase I Analysis of Multivariate Categorical Data by Change-Point Detection” Naval Research Logistic, 60, 160-173, 2013. [PDF]

5.      Li, Z., Zou, C., Wang, Z., and Huwang, L. “A Multivariate Sign Chart for Monitoring Process Shape Parameters” Journal of Quality Technology, 45, 149-165, 2013. [PDF]

6.      Shang, Y., Tsung, F., and Zou, C. “SPC for Multistage Process with Binary Output”, IIE Transactions, 45, 1008-1023, 2013. [PDF]

7.      Shen, X., Zou, C., Jiang, W and Tsung, F. “Monitoring Poisson count data with dynamic control limits when the sample sizes are time-varying” Naval Research Logistic, 60, 625–636, 2013. [PDF] 

8.      Li, J., Tsung, F., and Zou, C. Directional Control Schemes for Multivariate Categorical Processes” Journal of Quality Technology, 44, 136-154, 2012. [PDF]

9.      Zi, X., Zou, C. and Tsung, F. “A Distribution-Free, Robust Method for Monitoring Linear Profiles Using Rank-Based Regression,” IIE Transactions, 44, 949-963, 2012. [PDF] Supp

10.  Zou, C., Wang, Z., and Tsung, F. “A spatial rank-based multivariate EWMA control chart”, Naval Research Logistic, 59, 91-110, 2012.

11.  Zou, C., Ning, X., and Tsung, F. “LASSO-Based Multivariate Linear Profile Monitoring,” Annals of Operation Research, 192, 3-19, 2012.

12.  Shang, Y., Tsung, F., and Zou, C. “Phase-II Profile Monitoring with Binary Data and Random Predictors” Journal of Quality Technology, 43, 196-208, 2011. [PDF]

13.  Zou, C., and Tsung, F. “Likelihood Ratio Based Distribution-Free EWMA Schemes,” Journal of Quality Technology, 42, 174-196, 2010. [PDF]

14.  Zou, C. and Tsung, F. “Directional MEWMA Schemes for Multistage Process Monitoring and Diagnosis,” Journal of Quality Technology, 40, 407-427, 2008.

15.  Zou, C., Zhou, C., Wang, Z., and Tsung, F. “Self-Starting Control Charts for Linear Profiles.” Journal of Quality Technology, 39, 364-375, 2007.  

16.  Zou, C., Zhang, Y., and Wang, Z. “Control Chart Based on Change-Point Model for Monitoring Linear Profiles,” IIE Transactions, 38, 1093-1103, 2006.