Program Overview

With the rapid expansion of big data and artificial intelligence, there is a necessity to comprehend how to leverage these tools to contribute to building a better society. Under the guidance of the Center for Data Science at Zhejiang University, the iMDS program offers comprehensive training in applied and theoretical statistics, machine learning algorithm programming, data visualization, and the fundamental principles of statistical inference. Upon program completion, our graduates will possess the skills to identify and employ suitable methods for solving intricate real-world challenges in diverse sectors, such as business and social sciences. Additionally, they will be adept at communicating results clearly and efficiently to a broad audience.



3 Years


in English



Program Director

SUN Wenguang
Chief Expert

Prof. Sun was a tenured full professor at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (USC) prior to his appointment at ZJU. He has been awarded research funds multiple times, continuously from 2010 to 2022, from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as the principal investigator. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the prestigious NSF CAREER Award, USC Dean’s award for research excellence and Golden Apple Best Teaching Award. His research interests include: Large-Scale Multiple Testing, Selective Inference, Empirical Bayes Methods, Conformal Inference, Fairness in Machine Learning, Transfer Learning and Statistical Decision Theory.

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Program Director

Research Areas: Limit Theorems in Probability and Statistics, Adaptive Designs in Clinical Trials , Dependent Data Modeling,Sample Path Properties of Stochastic Processes. Prof. Zhang is the member of directors of Chinese Society of Probability and Statistics, the member of directors of Chinese Association for Applied Statistic , the president of Zhejiang Association for Applied Statistics, the committee of IMS FELLOW. He has been granted from Natural Science Foundation of China for Distinguished Young Scholars, the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University and awarded as the Zhejiang Science and Technology Innovation of Leading Talent, etc. 

WANG Yiwei
Academic Director

Partnering with the Center for Data Science, the iMDS program draws on faculty expertise, real world case studies and peer interactions. It will enable you to to advance your use of analytics and drive greater success through artificial intelligence, computer science and management related subjects.

international Master of Data Science (iMDS) ZIBS