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Li Elected Fellow of Institute of Mathematical Statistics

19 May 2008
Bing Li.

Bing Li, professor of statistics at Penn State, has been elected a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). Created in 1933, the IMS is an organization that fosters the development and dissemination of the theory and applications of statistics and probability. The IMS has 4,500 active members throughout the world, but only around five percent have earned the status of fellowship. Fellows are elected based on demonstrated distinction in statistics or probability research, and by publication of independent work of merit.

Li's research interests include dimension reduction, quasi-likelihood and estimating equations, semiparametric estimation and inference, asymptotic theories and methods, and analysis of longitudinal or clustered datasets. These techniques are used to analyze datasets of large volume and complex structure for statistical inference, prediction, and classification. Applications of Li's research include regression graphics, bioinformatics, and machine learning.

Li has published more than 30 papers in leading scientific journals and has presented more than 50 invited talks at universities and scientific conferences. He serves as associate editor of Annals of Statistics and Statistica Sinicia, and has been an associate editor for the Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference. He also is a member of the board of directors of the International Chinese Statistical Association.

Li joined the faculty of the Penn State Department of Statistics in 1992. He served as a visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles during the fall of 1999, a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore in 2001, and a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong in 2004.

He received his doctoral degree in statistics from the University of Chicago in 1992, his master's degree in statistics from the University of British Columbia in 1989, and his master's degree in systems sciences and bachelor's degree in automatic control from the Beijing Institute of Technology in 1986 and 1982, respectively. Li received the Lorraine Schwartz Prize in Statistics and Probability from the University of British Columbia in 1989 and a McCormick Fellowship from the University of Chicago, 1989-1992.