On Sep 23, 2021，Prof. Chun Yip Yau from the Chinese University of Hong Kong communicated with the professors of our center and gave a talk through Tencent Meeting platform. The title was Burn-in Selection in Simulating Time Series。
On Aug 23, 2021，Prof. Guodong Li from the University of Hong Kong communicated with the professors of our center and gave a talk through Tencent Meeting platform. The title was High-Dimensional Low-Rank Tensor Autoregressive Time Series Modelling.
On July 22, 2021, Prof. Rongling Wu from Pennsylvania State University visited our center and gave a talk, the title was：Learning High-order Dynamical Interactome Networks from Big Static Data.
On Jun 11, 2021，Prof. Zheng Ke from Harvard University communicated with the professors of our center and gave a talk through Tencent Meeting platform. The title was Optimal Adaptivity of Signed-Polygon Statistics for Network Testing。
On Jun 7, 2021，Prof. Wenyang Zhang from York University communicated with the professors of our center and gave an invited talk through Tencent Meeting platform. The title was High Dimensional Dynamic Covariance Matrices with Homogeneous Structure。
On May 31, 2021，Prof. Miaoyan Wang from University of Wisconsin-Madison communicated with the professors of our center and gave a talk through Tencent Meeting platform. The title was Beyond the Signs: Nonparametric Tensor Completion via Sigh Series。
On May 7, 2021，Prof. Zihuai He from Stanford University communicated with the professors of our center and gave a talk through Tencent Meeting platform. The title was Identification of Putative Causal Loci in Whole-genome Sequencing Data via Knockoff Statistics.
Recently, Jie Li, a 2017 third-year phd student in our center, won the 2020 Hannan Graduate Student Travel Award from the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS).
The International Association for Mathematical Statistics (IMS), headquartered in the United States, is one of the three authoritative statistical academic organizations in the world. It aims to develop and promote the theory and application of statistics and probability, and publish high-quality academic journals, such as Annals of Statistics and Annals of Probability. The honorary awards issued by IMS, such as IMS Fellow and various Travel Awards, are highly recognized by the international statistical community. The Hannan Graduate Student Travel Award, named after the late IMS Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Statistics and Probability at Michigan State University James Hannan, is awarded annually to graduate students and young scholars within two years of Ph.D. graduation all over the world，and rewards them for presenting outstanding papers at international statistical conferences sponsored or funded by IMS. Due to the epidemic this year, each winner can participate in any IMS international conference and receive a funding of US$500 before December 2022. This year, except for Li Jie, the other 23 winners are from universities in the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and South Korea.
Jie Li’s award-winning paper “Statistical Inference for the Stationary Mean of Functional Time Series” proposes to use B-spline to estimate the mean function of functional time series, prove it “oracle efficient”, and then construct the simultaneous confidence bands of the mean function. This method was applied to ElectroEncephalogram data and some meaningful findings were obtained.(Translated by Jie Li)
Recently, the first Times Higher Education Chinese Subject Rating was released, the Statistics department in Tsinghua University was rated “A+” level. Among the national statistics departments, a total of 4 colleges and universities have been rated “A+”. In addition to Tsinghua University, Peking University, Beijing Normal University, and the University of Science and Technology of China have also been rated “A+”.
According to the official introduction of the “Times World University Rankings”, this rating is classified according to the disciplines of the Ministry of Education of China, covering 89 sub-disciplines. 80 mainland Chinese universities are on the list, covering a total of 1355 universities worldwide. Universities in mainland China perform well, with a score of “B+”, while universities in other parts of the world are rated “B”.
The best performers in mainland China are Tsinghua University, Peking University, University of Science and Technology of China, Fudan University and Shanghai Jiaotong University, all of which have average grades above “A”.
In addition, 45 of Tsinghua University’s 48 participating disciplines were rated “A+”, with an average rating close to “A+”, maintaining a leading position in China. (Translated by Jie Li)
Recently, Professor Lijian Yang of our center was elected as Distinguished Fellow of the International Engineering and Technology Institute in recognition of his outstanding academic ability and academic contribution. Professor Lijian Yang is a tenured professor at the Center of the Statistical Science of Tsinghua University. He is also the Elected Fellow of Institute of Mathematical Statistics, American Statistical Association and International Statistical Institute.
Professor Yang’s research includes time series, statistical inference of functional and high-dimensional data. He is committed to applying statistics to economics, finance, agronomy, food science, geography and genetics.
International Engineering and Technology Institute (IETI) (founded in 2015), is the non-profit organization (no membership fees) that promotes the innovations of Science, Engineering and Technology across the world. In addition to traditional science / engineering / technology disciplines, IETI includes Financial Engineering, Financial Econometrics, Financial Statistics, and Mathematics, Statistics, Social Sciences and Business.
IETI is also multi-disciplinary development comprehensive public research organization. Our mission is working to science and engineering and technology advances in the world. At present, IETI members include more than 3000 engineers and doctors and professors from science, engineering and technology and related affiliated departments. 100+ professors have been elected as IETI Distinguished Fellows and Fellows, joining well-known experts from all over the world, including Nobel Prize, Turing Award, Fields Medal, Wolf Prize, John Bates Clark Medal Laureates.（Translated by Kun Huang）