04 JAN 2023 ISSUE 17
1. Message from the Chair

We are pleased to present Issue 17 of the Department of Statistics Newsletter, which highlights the Department’s events, activities, and achievements from 2021-22 onwards.

The current academic year promises to be exciting. The new undergraduate programme Computational Data Science (CDAS) admitted its first cohort of students. CDAS is an interdisciplinary programme introduced by the Department of Statistics and the Department of Computer Science with the aims of enabling students to develop cutting-edge massive data analytics and management solutions that are of practical interest to academics, industry, and society.

There were several personnel changes last year. Please join me in welcoming our new faculty members Prof. Wang Junhui, Dr Liu Kin Yat, and Dr Leung Sze Him. I am delighted that they have joined our team. You will find more details about our new faculty members in a subsequent section of this newsletter. I am also pleased to inform you about the promotions of our faculty members. Prof. Yau Chun Yip and Prof. Fang Xiao have been promoted to Professor and Associate Professor, respectively, with effect from August 2022. We send our hearty congratulations to Prof. Yau and Prof. Fang. Prof. Chan Ngai Hang retired in October 2022. Dr Philip Lee and Dr Han Ruijian left the University in July and September 2022, respectively. On behalf of the Department, I would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to Prof. Chan, Dr Lee, and Dr Han for their sterling contributions to the Department’s development over the years.

To enhance the teaching and learning environment, the computer laboratories of the Department underwent a major renovation in the summer of 2022 and are now equipped with interactive whiteboards. The Department is committed to supporting our students to achieve their best by enhancing teaching facilities and enriching their learning experience.

We hope that you will enjoy reading the newsletter. Please share your valuable comments and suggestions with us.

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Table of Contents
1. Message from the Chair
2. Staff Movement
3. Prizes and Awards

Staff Awards
Student Awards
Alumni Awards
Recipients of Department of Statistics Scholarships and Sponsorship
4. Departmental Activities

Ming Pao Education Expo 2022
MSc Annual Dinner
The Virtual Symposium on Statistics and Risk Management 2021
5. Sharing from Awardees of Overseas Research Award for PhD Students
6. Global Young Scientists Summit 2022
7. Exchange Sharing
8. Department Summer Internship Programme
9. Internship Sharing

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