Established in April 2019, the Department of Statistics and Data Science (hereinafter SUSTech) aims to build a world-class educational training and research centre. The department is committed to cultivating top-notch talent with solid scientific knowledge, active thought, innovative awareness, and global vision for the country. The department has two subject directions, Statistics and Data Science, which cover a broad array of research areas including Biostatistics, Clinical Trials, High Dimensional Data Analysis, Random Matrix, Time Series, Bayesian Statistics, Financial Statistics, Limit Theory in Probability and Statistics, Data Science and Big Data Technology.
At present, the department has two undergraduate programs including Major Programs of Statistics and Data Science and Big Data Technology, as well as two graduate programs (M.Phil. and PhD). In 2019, the first batch of 38 undergraduate students in Statistics received their bachelor degrees from Southern University of Science and Technology. There are currently 33 M.Phil. students, 26 PhD students in Statistics and 5 Postdoctoral Fellows. As the department grows in strength and size, the number of graduate students is expected to rise substantially from the current level. The areas of graduate studies will also expand to include Data Science and Big Data Technology.
We currently have 14 full-time and 5 jointly appointed faculty members (2 of them will join soon) including 4 Chair Professors, 4 Professors, 5 Associate Professors and 6 Assistant Professors. All faculty members of the department have extensive overseas study or work experience. One member is an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians, an IMS Medallion Lecturer. Two members are the winners of the prestigious State Natural Science Award (2nd class). At present, the department is making big efforts to recruit high-level talent from both China and overseas.
This is the age of big data which offers exciting opportunities to researchers in Statistics and Data Science. Our department is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years. We invite outstanding scholars to join us in our journey to become a first-class department in Statistics and Data Science. We also welcome brilliant undergraduate and graduate students to apply for our programs. At the same time, we are actively recruiting excellent postdoctoral candidates.