Department of Statistics and Data Science held welcome and orientation session for newly admitted undergraduate students

On 5 September 2021, Department of Statistics and Data Science held a welcome and orientation session for newly admitted undergraduate students, including 46 students from two programs: Statistics and Data Science and Big Data Technology. The event was hosted by department vice chair prof. TIAN Guoliang.

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The Inaugural 2021 Shenzhen International Conference on Biostatistics held in SUSTech

On 21 and 22 August 2021, the inaugural Shenzhen International Conference on Biostatistics, jointly hosted by Department of Statistics and Data Science (Stat-DS), SUSTech and Center for Biostatistics, College of Science, SUSTech, was held at convention center in SUSTech. The conference gathered 16 leading researchers from prestigious universities around the world in the field of Biostatistics, to present and discuss their latest research and the hot topics in related fields.

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Department of Statistics and Data Science at SUSTech launches a newly approved undergraduate major in Data Science and Big Data Technology, a monumental achievement to strengthen its academic program

Recently, the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (MOE) announced the application results of new undergraduate majors in universities for 2020. With the ample support from the MOE and the Department of Education of Guangdong Province, the undergraduate major in Data Science and Big Data Technology applied for by the SUSTech Department of Statistics and Data Science in 2020 was approved by the MOE, an indication of a major breakthrough and achievement in the department’s commitment to provide quality education. With the newly approved program and the existing program (major in Statistics), the department now offers two undergraduate programs.

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Department of Statistics and Data Science holds 2021 Spring Festival series events

The winter break of Spring Festival is usually time of the year for faculty, staff and students to reunite with family and enjoy themselves. However, this year due to the regulations on prevention and control of COVID-19, many of them chose to stay in Shenzhen during the holiday.

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The Department of Statistics and Data Science successfully held the “2020 Annual Strategic Planning and Development Seminar” and visited Huizhou University

On 13th-15th November 2020, the Department of Statistics and Data Science (the Department of STAT-DS) held the “2020 Annual Strategic Planning and Development Seminar” in Huizhou, and conducted an academic symposium with the Huizhou University (HU). There were more than 30 faculty members from the Department of STAT-DS and the HU attended the symposium.

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Mentor’s tacit knowledge is essential to mentee’s success, study finds

Einstein believed that mentors are especially influential in their protégé’s intellectual development. However, there still has a lack of systematic study on the significance of mentorship. Researchers from Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Northwestern University have integrated and analyzed new and large-scale mentor-mentee relationship data, scientific publications, and scientific awards data.

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