Prof. Ngai-hang Chan, Professor of Statistics and Chairman of the Department of Statistics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), received the Econometric Theory Multa Scripsit Award for his cumulative contributions to advancing econometrics research and his sustained publishing efforts in the Econometric Theory published by the Cambridge University Press. His work is known to have helped drive the growth of the subject, now a vibrant research area in economics.
A world renowned statistician, Professor Chan is not only a prolific writer, but is also committed to serving the community. He is an appointed member of both the Risk Management Committee of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, and the Statistics Advisory Board for the Commissioner for Census and Statistics, HKSAR. His current research interests include time series, finance and econometrics, risk management and statistical finance, oceanography and inference for stochastic processes.
Professor Chan’s contributions in the field of statistics have been recognized with numerous awards and honours including Fellowship of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Fellowship of the American Statistical Association, Elected Membership of the International Statistical Institute, Honorary Membership of the Hong Kong Statistical Society, and the recently announced Econometric Theory Multa Scripsit Award.