HKU Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science, HKU
Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science, HKU
What's New?  WHAT'S NEW?
Post of the Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science. 

Post of the Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science jointly offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Faculty of Science.

(Post date: December 5, 2016)

 

Congratulations to Prof Jeff Yao on receiving the 2016 Research Output Prize. 

Hearty congratulations to Professor Jeff Yao on receiving the 2016 Research Output Prize (Faculty of Science) for his book “Large Sample Covariance Matrices and High-Dimensional Data Analysis” published by Cambridge University Press.

(Post date: November 29, 2016)

 

Golden Jubilee Celebration 

GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION
We are excited to inform you that the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is going to celebrate her 50th anniversary!
Let's join us at the Golden Jubilee Banquet on Saturday, 11 March 2017 and share the joy together.
For detail, please visit:
http://www.saasweb.hku.hk/50th

(Post date: Nov 9, 2016)

 

Post of the Clerk II in the Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science. 

The Department is now recruiting a Clerk II. Completed application form and CV can be sent to saashr@hku.hk. For more details, please visit here.

(Post date: Nov 7, 2016)

 

MStat Admission 2017

MStat Admission 2017
 

HKU Master of Statistics Programme is now inviting applications for 2017 admission. It is a one year full-time / two years part-time programme, designed to provide a rigorous training in the principle and practice of Statistics with emphasis on applications.

Application Deadlines:
Main Round : December 15, 2016
Clearing Round : 12 noon on January 31, 2017

Two information sessions will be held as follows:

(1) Hong Kong
Date: January 6, 2017 (Friday)
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue: KB223, 2/F, Knowles Building, Main Campus, HKU

(2) 北京 (香港碩士教育聯展北京站 http://www.prchk.com/)
日期: 2016年12月11日(星期日)
時間: 下午2時至6時
地點: 北京市海澱區學院路39號唯實國際文化交流中心昆侖廳

Enquiry: Miss Aka Lee (mstat@saas.hku.hk; 852-39174152)
Website: http://www.saasweb.hku.hk/programme/mstat.php

(Post date: November 3, 2016)

 

Post of the Tenure-Track Professor in the Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science. 

Post of the Tenure-Track Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science.

(Post date: October 24, 2016)

 

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 Dr Patrick S C Poon Scholarship in Statistics, 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 31, 2016)

 

Prof. SAW Swee Hock awarded Honorary Doctor of Letters. 

Congratulations to Professor SAW Swee Hock, the Founding Chair of SAAS, on being conferred the Honorary Doctor of Letters by National University of Singapore (NUS). Honorary Doctorates are the highest accolade of NUS. (Read more)

(Post date: May 18, 2016)

 

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016. 

HKU Statistics ranks NUMBER ONE in Hong Kong and No.23 worldwide (No.3 in Asia) overall according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016! For more details, please visit here.

(Post date: March 22, 2016)

 

HKU Centennial Distinguished Chinese Scholars Scheme - First Scholar Visits HKU. 

HKU Centennial Distinguished Chinese Scholars Scheme - First Scholar, Professor Zhi-Ming Ma (馬志明教授), visited HKU in December 2015.

During his visit, Professor Ma delivered a public lecture on 'Probability and Statistics in Big Data Analysis'. Details please click here.

For the photo album, please click here.

(Post date: December 29, 2015)

 

HKU is pleased to announce that it is launching a new Major, Decision Analytics (決策分析) in September 2015! 

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, HKU is pleased to announce that it is launching a new Major, Decision Analytics (決策分析) in September 2015! It is the FIRST and ONLY Major in Decision Analytics in Hong Kong! For information, please visit here.

As one of the 16 Majors in the 6901 Bachelor of Science (BSc) Programme under the Common Admission Policy, Decision Analytics is the most comprehensive major locally that integrates computer technologies and statistical techniques to analyze data and formulate data-driven strategies. (作為 6901 理學士課程 (統一收生制) 中16個主修選擇之一,「決策分析」課程結合計算機技術和統計分析方法,用以分析數據和制定數據主導的策略,它是目前本港在這領域上最全面的主修課程。)

Stay tuned with our facebook page! More interesting stories about Decision Analytics (with hashtag #HKU6901BScDecisionAnalytics) will be published soon!

(Post date: May 20, 2015)

 

HKU ranks high in science disciplines in U.S. News Subject Rankings of Best Global Universities. 

According to U.S. News & World Report 2014, HKU ranks high in many science subjects in the "Best Global Universities Rankings" of which HKU Mathematics and Statistics rank the 9th in the "Best Global Universities Rankings for Mathematics". For more details, please visit here.

(Post date: December 18, 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)

 

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  Departmental Seminars
DEC 7, 2016
Empirical balancing scores and balancing weights
by Dr. Gary Kwun Chuen CHAN

DEC 8, 2016
Analysis of high-frequency spatio-temporal time series with applications
by Professor Ruey S. TSAY

DEC 14, 2016
Matrix-free computations for gaussian markov random fields and related spatial processes
by Dr. Debashis MONDAL
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  Pub. Sem. of MPhil Candidate
December 9, 2016
E-learning data analysis for building a personalized recommendation system
by Ms. LIU Shuang
 
CAE  
The SoA CAE 2013 research grant
 
IFA2013  

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