HKU HKU Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science, HKU
 
 

Research Groups


 

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is under the Division of Mathematical and Statistical Science, which is one of the six strategic research divisions in the Faculty of Science at HKU. The Research Division across two departments provides a unified platform for mathematical, statistical and actuarial science research with high international visibility and applications leading to impact. The members work closely at all levels, sharing an undergraduate degree, some appointments and numerous research activities. For more details, please visit the website of the Division of Mathematical and Statistical Science.

Our research can be classified into four main research directions: (See our Research Activities and Research Outputs)

 

 Research Interests of Individual Staff

   Dr. Andrés BENCHIMOL, BSc UBA; MA UAH; MPhil, PhD UC3M

Actuarial statistics; Longevity risk

 
   Dr. K.C. CHEUNG, BSc(ActuarSc), PhD HK; ASA

Actuarial Science; Dependent Structures; Stochastic Orders; Risk Measures; Optimal Insurance; Extreme Value Theory

 
   Dr. Y.K. CHUNG, BSc, MPhil CUHK; PhD HK

Bioinformatics; Protein Modelling; Forensic Statistics; Monte Carlo Simulation

 
   Professor Wing K. FUNG, BSocSc HK; MSc Lond; PhD HK; DIC; FIMS; FASA; FAAAS

Robustness; Longitudinal Data Analysis; DNA Profiling and Forensic Statistics; Statistical Genomics

 
   Dr. C.W. KWAN, BSc, PhD HK

Influential observations; Multivariate statistics; Non-Linear Random Model

 
   Dr. Eddy K.F. LAM, BA Saint Thomas; MA New Brunswick; PhD HK

Survival Analysis. Biostatistics. Public Health. Analysis of Infectious Diseases.

 
   Dr. Adela S.M. LAU, BEng City; MSc HK; PhD CUHK

Big Data Analytics and Risk Management; Social Media Analytics and Intelligent Marketing; Business/Health Informatics; Knowledge Management and IS Adoption; E-business Strategies and Applications

 
   Dr. David LEE, BSc(ActuarSc), MPhil HK; PhD British Columbia; ASA

Copula modelling; extreme value theory; high-dimensional dependence structures; multivariate tail dependence

 
   Professor Stephen M.S. LEE, BA, PhD Cantab

Bootstrap; Resampling Methods; Statistical theory: Asymptotics and Applications

 
   Dr. Eric A.L. LI, BSc HK; MEcon, PhD Syd

Real option theory and applications; Resource economics; Quantitative trading; Quantum computing, blockchain and smart contracts

 
   Professor G.D. LI, BSc, MSc Peking; PhD HK

Time Series Analysis; Financial Econometrics; Quantile Regression; High Dimensional Data Analysis; Machine Learning

 
   Dr. W.T. LI, BSc USTC; PhD Rutgers

Computational statistics; Bayesian inference; Generative model and its inference; Nonlinear dynamic model; Asymptotic analysis

 
   Dr. Z.H. LIU, ScD Harvard

Statistical inference for massive data, Big Data Analytics, Causal Inference and Mediation Analysis, Mixed Models, Biostatistics

 
   Dr. C. WANG, PhD NUS

Random Matrix Theory; Time Series Analysis; High-Dimensional Data Analysis

 
   Dr. K.P. WAT, BSc(ActuarSc), PhD HK; FSA; FASHK; CERA; FRM

Actuarial Science; Financial Mathematics; Insurance Risk Models; Financial Risk Analysis; Enterprise Risk Management

 
   Dr. Jeff T.Y. WONG, BSc(ActuarSc), MPhil HK; PhD Waterloo; FSA

Insurance risk theory, ruin theory, stochastic process

 
   Dr. Raymond W.L. WONG, BSc, MPhil CUHK; MA, PhD Pitt; ASA

Actuarial Science; Errors-in-Variables Regression Models; Monte Carlo Simulations; Robustness Studies and Applications of Asymptotic Theory

 
   Dr. J.F. XU, BSc USTC; MPhil, PhD Columbia

Survival analysis; Nonparametric and Semiparametric Inference; High-dimensional data analysis

 
   Professor H.L. YANG, BSc Inner Mongolia; MMath Waterloo; PhD Alberta; ASA; HonFIA

Actuarial Science; Insurance Risk Models; Mathematical Finance

 
   Professor Jeff J.F. YAO, MSc, PhD Paris XI

Random Matrix Theory and High-Dimensional Statistics; Applications to High-Dimensional Regression Models, Factor Models, Network Data Analysis and Time Series Analysis

 
   Professor G.S. YIN, MA Temple; MSc N Carolina; PhD N Carolina

AI, Bayesian methods; Big data; Clinical trials; Deep learning; High-dimensional analysis; Machine learning; Survival analysis

 
   Dr. Lequan YU, BEng ZJU; PhD CUHK

Medical Image Analysis; Machine Learning; Computer Vision; AI in healthcare

 
   Professor K.C. YUEN, BSc, MSc, PhD Calgary; ASA

Insurance Risk Modelling; Financial Risk Analysis; Survival Analysis

 
   Dr. Dora Y. ZHANG, BSc Nankai; MSc, PhD NCSU

Big data analytics; Bayesian methods; Biostatistics; Statistical genetics; Bioinformatics; Public health and biomedical research

 
   Dr. Michael M.Y. ZHANG, BS UCSB; MS, PhD UT Austin

Machine learning, Bayesian non-parametrics, scalable inference.

 
   Dr. Z.Q. ZHANG, BSc Nankai; MSc E China Normal; PhD HK

Time Series Analysis; Extreme Value Theory; Insurance Risk Modelling; Machine Learning

 
   Dr. K. ZHU, BSc USTC; PhD HKUST

Time Series Analysis; Econometrics; Causal Inference