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Dr. DU Lilun


Associate Professor

7-252, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong
+852 34427212
+852 34420189
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Research Areas

Large-scale inference and operations research


PhD - Statistics (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
M.S. - Statistics (Nankai University)
B.S. - Mathematics (Nankai University)


Lilun DU is an Associate Professor of Management Sciences at the College of Business, City University of Hong Kong. He received his Ph.D. in Statistics from Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015. Before joining CityU, he taught at Hong Kong Univeristy of Science and Technology. His research interests include large-scale inference, empirical Bayes methods, and operations research.

Research Grants

PI: "A unified framework for multiple testing with auxiliary information: a sample-splitting approach", GRF - RGC, Amount: 396,967 (2021-2023), Lilun Du and Changliang Zou

co-PI: "High- Volume Recruiting: Theory and Applications", GRF - RGC, Amount: 622, 000 (2021-2023), Qing LI and Lilun DU

PI: "Dynamic false discovery rate with application to sequential and spatial pattern detection", ECS - RGC, Amount: 425,304 (2016-2019), Lilun DU


Journal Publications and Reviews

Du, Lilun; Guo, Xu; Sun, Wenguang; Zou, Changliang / False Discovery Rate Control Under General Dependence By Symmetrized Data Aggregation. 2023; In: Journal of the American Statistical Association. Vol. 118, No. 541, pp. 607-621

Li, Qing; Yu, Peiwen; Du, Lilun / Separation of Perishable Inventories in Offline Retailing Through Transshipment. March 2022; In: Operations Research. Vol. 70, No. 2, pp. 666-689

Du, Lilun; Hu, Inchi / An Empirical Bayes Method for Chi-Squared Data. 2022; In: Journal of the American Statistical Association. Vol. 117, No. 537, pp. 334-347

Du, Lilun; Li, Qing / A Data-Driven Approach to High-Volume Recruitment: Application to Student Admission. September 2020; In: Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. Vol. 22, No. 5, pp. 942-957

Lan, Wei; Du, Lilun / A Factor-Adjusted Multiple Testing Procedure With Application to Mutual Fund Selection. January 2019; In: Journal of Business & Economic Statistics . Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 147-157

Du, Lilun; Lan, Wei; Luo, Ronghua; Zhong, Pingshou / Factor-adjusted multiple testing of correlations. December 2018; In: Computational Statistics and Data Analysis. Vol. 128, pp. 34-47

Du, Lilun; Zou, Changliang / On-line control of false discovery rates for multiple datastreams. March 2018; In: Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference. Vol. 194, pp. 1-14

Du, Lilun; Zhang, Chunming / Estimation of false discovery proportion in multiple testing: From normal to chi-squared test statistics. 2017; In: Electronic Journal of Statistics. Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 1048-1091

DU, Lilun; ZHANG, Chunming / Single-index modulated multiple testing. August 2014; In: Annals of Statistics. Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 1262-1311

Du, Lilun; Zou, Changliang; Wang, Zhaojun / Nonparametric regression function estimation for errors-in-variables models with validation data. July 2011; In: Statistica Sinica. Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 1093-1113

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