My name is Z. Sun, a 3rd year PhD student at UCL. I am very very lucky to be supervised by Prof. F-X Briol and Prof. J-H Xue. My research is funded by EPSRC and UCL jointly. Prior to my journey to UCL, I obtained a MSc degree in Statistics with Distinction from the University of Oxford.

Contact: zhuo [dot] sun [dot] 19 [at] ucl.ac.uk

Research Interest

In general, I am very interested in computational statistics and machine learning. I am also very interested in applications of statistics and machine learning.

Academic Activities


  • Sun, Z., Barp, A., Briol, F.-X.(2021). Vector-Valued Control Variates (pre-print).
    • awarded a Silver Medal for Best poster at the conference Bristol: FRY.
    • awarded a Student Paper Award from the Section on Bayesian Statistical Science (SBSS) of the American Statistical Association (ASA) (2022 ASA SBSS Student Paper Competition Award).
  • Sun, Z., Wu, J., Li, X., Yang, W., Xue, J-H.(2021). Amortized Bayesian Prototype Meta-learning: A new probabilistic meta-learning approach to few-shot image classification. In Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), PMLR.

  • Li, X.*, Wu, J.*, Sun, Z.*, Ma, Z., Cao, J., Xue, J-H.(2020). Bi-Similarity Network for Fine-grained Few-shot Image Classification. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing.

  • Li, X.*, Sun, Z.*, Xue, J-H., Ma, Z. (2020). A Concise Review of Recent Few-shot Meta-learning Methods. Neurocomputing.