The QS World University Ranking by Subject has released the latest ranking for 2013. For the subject of Statistics, HKU has gone from strength to strength and has achieved a record high of 15th this year since the inception of the ranking in 2011. For more details, please visit here.
(Post date: May 16, 2013)
Further to the establishment of the endowed Patrick S C Poon Professorship in Statistics and Actuarial Science, Mr 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 Mr Poon for his great generosity in making donation to continue the Patrick S C Poon Scholarship in Actuarial Science, which awards up to ten Actuarial Science freshmen. In 2012, Mr 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)
Saw Swee Hock Public Lecture in Statistics on 'Statistics, Risk & Regulation' by Professor Dr. Paul Embrechts on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
For online registration, please click here.
(Post date: April 5, 2013)
Congratulations to Professor Hans U. Gerber, Honorary Visiting Professor of the Department, who has just been honoured with the degree Doctor of Mathematics honoris causa at the University of Waterloo, Canada for his numerous and superlative contributions to the study of actuarial mathematics.
(Post date: March 27, 2013)
Congratulations to Dr. K.C. Cheung, Dr. G.S. Yin and Dr. G.D. Li who have been elected as Members of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) at the recent round of Membership Elections.
(Post date: January 29, 2013)
Congratulations to Professor K.W. Ng and Dr. Gary G.L. Tian, whose co-authored book titled 'Dirichlet and Related Distributions: Theory, Methods and Applications', published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd, New York, June 2011, has won the 2012 Research Output Prize (Faculty of Science).
(Post date: January 24, 2013)