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Prof. LIAN Heng (練恒博士)

BSc (USTC) PhD(Brown)


Contact Information

Office: Y6526 Academic 1 
Phone: +852 3442-6418
Fax: +852 3442-0250
Email: henglian@cityu.edu.hk
Web: CityU Scholar

Research Interests

  • high-dimensional data analysis
  • Machine learning
  • functional data analysis
  • Bayesian statistics
I got my PhD in Applied Mathematics from Brown University in 2007. I joined the City University of HK in Dec 2016, after 7 years as an assistant professor in Nanyang Technological University and then 2 years as a senior lecturer at the university of New South Wales. My research interest include high-dimensional data analysis, distributed statistical estimation for large data, Bayesian statistics and functional data analysis.

I am interested in taking PhD students to work in the area of statistics, machine learning, and optimization. General requirements are the following:
1. Undergraduate degree in math/stat with GPA >=85/100 from a 985 university (or equivalent). Master degree is not necessary but a master degree from a good university is a plus.
2. English requirement: TOEFL>=79 or IELTS>=6.5 or CET 6>=490, unless your first degree was obtained from an institution where the language of teaching is English

Current PhD students:
Yue Wang: 2020-
Jiahao Peng, 2022-
Zhihe Zhao, 2022-
Jiabao Wang, Joint PhD, 2022-

Previous PhD students:
Zengyan Fan (Lecturer at singapore university of social sciences), Zhaoping Hong (foxconn technology group, Taipei), Yuao Hu (Google Singapore), Xingyu Tang (Lecturer at Singapore Polytechnic), Ye Tian (Gekko Artificial Intelligence Limited, Shenzhen/Hong Kong), Kaifeng Zhao (DBS singapore), Wenqi Lu (2019-2022, Joint PhD, currently at Nankai University), Jiamin Liu (2020-2022, Joint PhD, currently at University of Science and Technology Beijing)


NSFC, 2023, 12371297
GRF, 2022, 11311822
GRF, 2021, 11300721
GRF, 2019, 11300519
GRF, 2018, 11301718
NSFC, 2018, 11871411


See Google Site

Previous Experience

  • 2014 - 2016, Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales.
  • 2007 - 2014, Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University.

Editorial Services

  • Associate Editor, Statistics and Its Interface
  • Associate Editor, Journal of the Korean Statistical Society

Last update date : 30 Jan 2024