HKU Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science, HKU
Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science, HKU
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Dr Gary Tian on being elected as Member of the ISI at the recent round of Membership Election. 

Congratulations to Dr Gary G.L. Tian on being elected as Member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) at the recent round of Membership Election.

(Post date: July 15, 2014)

 

Professor Yang on being elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries 

Congratulations to Professor Hailiang Yang on being elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)!

Professor Yang is one of the six outstanding individuals who have been elected as Honorary Fellows 2014 by Fellows and Associates of the IFoA, in recognition of his distinct achievements in actuarial science as well as significant service to the actuarial profession throughout the years.

Professor Yang is the first actuarial staff in the Department and the second person in the University who has been elected as an Honorary Fellow of the IFoA, subsequent to Professor Howell Tong, Distinguished Visiting Professor in Statistics, former Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Founding Dean of the Graduate School of the University.

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries is one of a few international professional bodies with a long history in providing accreditations in actuarial science and worldwide recognised qualifications for actuaries.

For more details, please click here.

(Post date: May 23, 2014)

 

Centre of Actuarial Excellence (CAE) Research Grant 

Good News! The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science has recently been awarded the CAE Research Grant by the Society of Actuaries (US). Totalling USD281,490, the CAE Research Grant will be used to conduct a 3-year project on the actuarial study of dependent risks.

Being one of the only two universities in Asia that have been designated as a Centre of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries (US) amongst 24 other universities in the world, HKU is the first and the only one in Asia being awarded the CAE Research Grant to date. Please click here for the list of the CAE Grants Award History.

Congratulations to the investigators of the project:

  • Professor K.C. Yuen (Principal Investigator)
  • Dr Eric C.K. Cheung
  • Dr K.C. Cheung
  • Dr J.K. Woo
  • Professor H. Yang
  • (Post date: April 7, 2014)

     

    QS World University Ranking. For the subject of Statistics, HKU was ranked 15th worldwide in 2013. 

    The QS World University Ranking by Subject has released the latest ranking for 2014. This year, Statistics is the only science subject from HKU that is ranked in the top 20 internationally. For more details, please visit here.

    (Post date: March 3, 2014)

     

    HKU is ranked No. 1 in Asia and No. 10 worldwide in a publication of the official journal of the Society of Actuaries, North American Actuarial Journal. 

    HKU is ranked No. 1 in Asia and No. 10 worldwide in a publication of the official journal of the Society of Actuaries, North American Actuarial Journal (2013 Vol. 17, 3-12), in terms of publication pages in the actuarial journals included in the study over a 30-year period from 1982 to 2011.

    (Post date: August 13, 2013)

     

    Dr. Patrick Sun-Cheong Poon 

    Further to the establishment of the endowed Patrick S C Poon Professorship in Statistics and Actuarial Science, Dr. Patrick Sun-Cheong Poon has made recurrent donation to continue the Patrick Poon Lecture Series in Actuarial Science, which was established in 2004.

    The Department is also deeply grateful to Dr. Poon for his great generosity in making donation to continue the Dr Patrick S C Poon Scholarship in Actuarial Science, which awards up to ten Actuarial Science freshmen. In 2012, Dr. Poon pledged another donation to the University of Hong Kong for the establishment of Patrick S C Poon Scholarship in Statistics and Risk Management, which awards up to four outstanding undergraduates who pursue a first Major in Statistics and/or Risk Management. Please click here for more details on the scholarships.

    (Post date: May 5, 2013)

     

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