Professor Alan Wan is Head of the Department of Management Sciences and President of the Hong Kong Statistical Society. Alan spent the bulk of his youth in Australia and New Zealand, where he attended the University of Sydney and the University of Canterbury for his undergraduate and postgraduate studies respectively. A paper from his Ph.D thesis was awarded the A.R. Bergstrom Prize in Econometrics, an award open to New Zealanders under the age of 26. Alan was on the faculty at the University of New South Wales before returning to his native Hong Kong. He has co-edited 1 book and published 99 refereed journal articles in the fields of econometrics and statistics. The subjects of his current research include model averaging and selection, distributed inference, missing and censored data, varying-coefficient models, and pre-test and shrinkage estimation. His publications have appeared in leading journals including the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Biometrics, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Econometric Theory and INFORMS Journal on Computing. Alan's research work has been funded by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Australian Research Council, and the British Academy. He is on the editorial board of Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry, Communications in Statistics, and Econometrics and Statistics. Alan was a recipient of the CityU President's Award in 2016.
|President's Award||City University of Hong Kong|
|A.R. Bergstrom Prize in Econometrics||New Zealand Association of Economists|