MSI Alumnus Professor Song Xi Chen has been awarded membership of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a lifelong honour given to Chinese scientists who have made significant achievements in various fields.
Professor Chen’s research interests are in ultra-high-dimensional big data statistical analysis, environmental statistics, non-parametric statistical methods, etc. His research group – the Song Xi Chen Group – has provided cross-cutting scientific methods for accurately measuring pollution emissions and assessing the effects of atmospheric governance.
He graduated from Beijing Normal University with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master's degree in Mathematical Statistics. In 1990 he received another master's degree in Statistics and Operations Research from Victoria University of Wellington. In 1993, he obtained a PhD in Statistics from the Mathematical Sciences Institute at the Australian National University. He was supervised by MSI Professor Peter Hall, a world-renowned researcher in probability theory and mathematical statistics, considered as one of most influential and prolific theoretical statisticians in the history of the field by the American Statistical Association.
Professor Song Xi Chen is currently Co-Chair of the of the Department of Business Statistics and Econometrics at Guanghua School of Management, and serves as Director of Statistical Science at Peking University.