Zifeng Zhao is an Assistant Professor of Business Analytics at the Mendoza College of Business. His research focuses on solving business analytics problems via statistics and machine learning. His interests include developing copula-based statistical models for multivariate time series and multivariate longitudinal data, designing extreme value theory (EVT)-based models for financial risk monitoring, and building efficient staistical algorithms for change-point detection and large-scale forecasting. His research has been applied to areas like financial risk management, portfolio optimization, insurance risk classification and pricing, and web search traffic forecasting. Zhao has a PhD in Statistics and an MS degree in Machine Learning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BS degree in Financial Risk Management from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.