Hello, welcome! My name is Lijian Yang, I am a Christian, a Chinese, a Statistician.
I am deeply grateful to those whose guidance and inspiration had made me:
My mother who taught me numbers and language despite my resistence, and my father who kindled my interests in mathematics and taught me Analysis from his beautifully written lecture notes
My professors at Peking University who gave me broad exposure to all areas of Pure Mathematics
My professors at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill who opened up my eyes to the fascinating world of data analysis and inference, and undergirded me with solid training in Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics, especially Professor James S. Marron my Ph.D. advisor, Professor Jianqing Fan, and Professors Edward Carlstein, Stamatis Cambanis, Indra Chakravarti, Gopinath Kallianpur, Ross Leadbetter, Walter Smith, Gordon Simons, Willem van Zwet
Professor Dr. Wolfgang K. Härdle my postodoc mentor at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin who introduced me to the great subject of Econometrics
I have been having fun doing research in statistics, econometrics, and helping many others getting started and moving along in their statistics careers.
I had graduated 7 Ph. D. students from Michigan State University Department of Statistics and Probability, 3 from Soochow University Center for Advanced Statistics and Econometrics Research, School of Mathematical Sciences, 1 from Tsinghua University Center for Statistical Science and Department of Industrial Engineering. Among them, 6 are Elected Members of ISI (International Statistical Institute), 1 Elected Fellow of IMS (Institute of Mathematical Statistics), 1 Elected Fellow of ASA (American Statistical Association).
Of my former Ph. D. students, 3 are Tenured Associate Professors and 3 Tenured Full Professors in the US, 1 Vice President Quantitative Finance Analyst, 2 Associate Professors and 2 Lecturers in China. My former students have graduated more than 19 third generation Ph. D. decendants, of whom are 1 Tenured Associate Professor, 3 Assistant Professors in the US. You can see all my students and descendants at My Students and My Mathematics Genealogy. In addition, I am responsible for the promotion to Associate Professorship of 19 individuals in US and China (including HKSAR), and promotion to Full Professorship of 6, the list is in my Curriculum Vitae.
Since January 1994, I have attended numerous conferences, some of these memorable events are recorded in the photo album Conferences.