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The symposium features ten active researchers in statistics and data science to present and discuss their latest research. The participants will also discuss future of statistics in the data science era as well as its implications to the training of graduate students in statistics.

Organizing Committee:

Xuming He (University of Michigan)
Jianhua Guo (Northeast Normal University)
Wei Gao (Northeast Normal University)
Wensheng Zhu (Northeast Normal University)

Symposium Speakers:

Xingdong Feng (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
Feifang Hu (George Washington University)
Yuan Jiang (Oregon State University)
Bo Li (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Yanyuan Ma (Penn State University)
Tiejun Tong (Hong Kong Baptist University)
Lan Wang (University of Minnesota)
Yingcun Xia (National University of Singapore)
Yong Zeng (University of Missouri at Kansas City)
Jingfei Zhang (University of Miami Business School)

Tentative Schedule (subject to change):  

December 10

09:30 – 11:30 Panel Discussion: future of statistics and data science (research and education)
13:30 – 15:15 Statistics: Yanyuan Ma, Lan Wang, Xingcun Xia
15:15 – 15:30 break
15:30 – 16:40 Applied Statistics: Bo Li, Tiejun Tong

December 11

08:45–10:30 Data Science: Feifang Hu, Xingdong Feng, Jingfei Zhang
10:30 – 10:50 break
10:50 – 12:00 Statistics: Yong Zeng, TBD


For any information about the symposium, please contact Shuang Wu (E-mail: wus687@nenu.edu.cn).

About local organizer:

Northeast Normal University (abbreviated NENU) is one of the six national normal universities in the People's Republic of China, located in Changchun, Jilin province. The university was listed as a Project 211 university for its academic development. Recently it was awarded Chinese Ministry of Education’s Double First Class status in six disciplines, including statistics. School of mathematics and statistics at NENU has a highly ranked program in Statistics and houses a Key Laboratory of Applied Statistics of the Chinese Ministry of Education.

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