Established in April 2019, the Department of Statistics and Data Science aims to institute a world-class learning and research center. The department is committed to cultivating top-notch talents’ proactive thoughts, innovative thinking, global vision, as well as their core skills in scientific methodologies. The department now offers two undergraduate programs: major in Statistics, and major in Data Science and Big Data Technology. The department also offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Probability and Statistics. Key specialized research areas of our faculty members include Mathematical Statistics, Biostatistics, Financial Statistics and Data Science.
From 2019 to 2022, 190 undergraduate students in Statistics received the bachelor’s degree from Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). In addition, 31 M.Phil. and 5 Ph.D. students in Statistics graduated during this period. There are currently 186 undergraduate students, 37 M.Phil. students and 34 Ph.D. students. As the department grows in size and strength, the number of graduate students is expected to rise substantially from the current level.
We currently have 17 full-time and 4 jointly appointed faculty members, comprising 3 Chair Professors, 4 Professors, 5 Associate Professors and 9 Assistant Professors. All faculty members of the department have extensive overseas study or working experiences, including an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians, two winners of the prestigious State Natural Science Award (2nd class), two Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Fellows, an IMS Council member, a Fellow of American Statistical Association, an IMS Medallion Lecturer, a Fellow of the Royal Statistics Society, a Fellow of the British Computer Society.
Thanks to the rich and quality resources of SUSTech, we have established the center for biostatistics and the statistic consulting center. The center for financial statistics and the center for data science will also be in place in the future. By working with SUSTech Global, we provide high-quality and multi-type International Education Training and Development Plans for undergraduates and postgraduates, as well as the opportunities to study in overseas universities. We are committed to enhancing student’s social vision and well-rounded thinking.