About Us

Chairman's Message

Founded in April 2019, the Department of Statistics and Data Science has secured preliminary success in its long-term commitment to attract international research talents and a home to world-renowned faculty. Our undergraduate and postgraduate rigorous aca- demic curricula are designed to foster a first-class educational experience. The department has academic programs in two areas, namely, (a) Statistics and (b) Data Science (planning phase), covering a broad array of research areas including Probability and Mathe- matical Statistics, Biostatistics, Financial Statistics, and Data Science.


Amid the rapid development of artificial intelligence and big data, statistics has emerged as a vital discipline which serves as the foun- dation of multi-disciplinary research, offering unprecedented opportunities for scientific breakthroughs in the 21st century. The de- partment has been making the upmost effort to recruit worldwide top-level talents with rich experience in both research and teaching. Our prime target is to set up an academic exchange platform in which influential research in theoretical statistics and data science can be explored and developed, with the focuses on frontier researches, national strategic needs, inter-disciplinary scientific enquires, and practical implications of statistics and data science.


The department will be proactive to foster integration among research groups and scientists from various related dis- ciplines of SUSTech to explore opportunities for collaboration in multi-disciplinary areas. Our effort will be extended to the promotion of partnership between academia and industry, applying our particular strength to accomplish the crucial strategic aspiration of our nation as well as our city, in order to contribute to the well-being of our society.


On behalf of the department, I sincerely invite outstanding researchers and gifted students to join us. Let us meet in SUSTech and witness the Department of Statistics and Data Science of SUSTech becomes an academic rising star in Southern China. You are welcome to be part of the dream!


Qi-Man SHAO

Department Head 

Department of Statistics and Data Science