Professor Zhu Lixing is a newly elected Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science.


朱力行教授獲授予美國科學促進學會院士。

Date: 07 Dec 2016 (Wednesday)

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HKBU scholar elected Fellow of American Association of Advancement of Science

浸大學者獲授美國科學促進學會院士

Professor Zhu Lixing, Chair Professor of the Department of Mathematics of HKBU, was recently elected as a Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition of his scientifically and socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. This year, 391 members around the world have been named Fellows by the AAAS, with just two of them coming from Hong Kong. Professor Zhu is the only Hong Kong scholar awarded under the category of Statistics.

According to the AAAS Council, Professor Zhu was honoured for his outstanding contributions to statistics and probability, especially in the areas of dimension-reduction methods, goodness-of-fit testing, Monte Carlo tests, and empirical likelihood. He was also recognised for his statistics leadership in China, and for his overall outstanding service to the profession.

Professor Zhu said, “Research is always fundamental for science development and is also a great source of fun in life when we engage in it heartily.” His research has a variety of applications, including in economics and public health.

Professor Zhu has been showered with numerous accolades, including the Humboldt Research Award granted by The Alexander von-Humboldt Foundation of Germany. He was also selected as Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and by the American Statistical Association.

The AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. For the full list of Fellows, please visit: https://www.aaas.org/elected-fellows

浸大數學系講座教授朱力行教授最近獲美國科學促進學會授予院士名銜,表揚他在促進科學研究與應用的重大貢獻。今年,全球共391名人士獲授予院士名銜,當中只有兩人來自香港,在統計學領域中朱教授是唯一的獲選香港學者。

根據美國科學促進學會理事會的評語,朱力行教授在統計學和機率有傑出的貢獻,在降維方法、擬合優度檢驗、蒙特卡洛檢驗、經驗似然等領域尤為顯著。他在中國統計學界具領導地位,並在專業領域上有傑出的貢獻。

朱力行教授說﹕「研究是促進科學發展的基礎,若全程投入,會發現它樂趣無窮。」他的研究可廣泛應用到經濟學和公共衛生等議題。

朱教授曾獲得不少國際嘉許,包括榮獲德國洪堡研究獎,並獲頒美國數理統計學院院士及美國統計協會院士。

美國科學促進學會是全球最大的科學家學會,並出版著名學術期刊《科學》。有關該學會院士的資料,請瀏覽﹕https://www.aaas.org/elected-fellows