Cathy W. S. Chen, Ph.D., CStat.

Professor of Statistics

Graduate Institute of Statistics & Actuarial Science

Feng Chia University

Taichung 40724, Taiwan  

Tel+(886)4-24517250 ext 4412

Fax+(886)4-24517092

E-mail: chenwsmail.fcu.edu.tw; chenwsfcu.edu.tw

Web home page: http://myweb.fcu.edu.tw/~chenws/

Research Interests

  •   Bayesian Statistics

  •   Forecasting

  •   Time series analysis

  •   Financial Econometrics

  •   Markov chain Monte Carlo Estimation

  •   Statistical methods in Epidemiology

EDUCATION

  • 1982/6       B.C. in Statistics, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • 2009/11   Fellow, the Royal Statistical Society, UK

  • 2010/2     Chartered Statistician, the Royal Statistical Society, UK, (Designation: CStat.)

  • 2008        Elected Member, International Statistical Institute

 ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • 2004/8 - present  Distinguished Professor, Feng Chia University

  • 2007/8  Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Economics, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

  • 2000/8 – 2002/7, 2005/8 – 2008/7    Department Head, Department of Statistics / Graduate Institute of Statistics & Actuarial Science / Graduate Institute of Applied Statistics, Feng Chia University

  • 1998/8 - present   Feng Chia University, Professor

  • 1993/2 – 1998/7    Feng Chia University, Associate Professor

 VISITING POSITIONS

 

2.1.2010-2.6.2010

Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, University of Tokyo, Japan.

8.11.2009-8.20.2009

Visiting Professor, Discipline of Operations Management and Econometrics, University of Sydney, Australia.

8.9.2008 - 8.17.2008

Visiting Professor, Faculty of Economics, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

1.21.2008 - 2.5.2008

Visiting Professor, Discipline of Econometrics and Business Statistics, University of Sydney, Australia.

1.11.2008 -1.16.2008

Visiting Professor, Faculty of Economics, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

2006/7 – 2007/1

Visiting Professor, the Discipline of Econometrics and Business Statistics, University of Sydney, Australia. (Visit funded by University of Sydney, to teach a course on Forecasting for Economics and Business)

2002/8 – 2002/12

Visiting scholar, Department of Economics, University of California, San Diego, USA. (Funded by NSC)

3.30.2002 –4.6.2002

Visiting professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Hong Kong, HK

(Funded by University of Hong Kong and Taipei Trade Centre Exchange Scheme 2001)

4.1.2001-4.8.2001

Visiting scholar, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, USA.  (Funded by NSC)

11.23.2000-11.28.2000

Visiting scholar, Department of Information and Systems Management, the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, HK  (Funded by UST)

3.4.1998-4.10.1998

Visiting scholar, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, USA. (Funded by NSC)

1997/8 – 1998/2

Visiting scholar, University of Oxford, UK (Funded by NSC)

1996/8

Visiting scholar, Department of Mathematics, University of Memphis, USA

1991/8 – 1992/7

Visiting Ph.D. student, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, USA. (Funded by Ministry of Education, ROC)

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES

Associate Editor,  Journal of Business & Economic Statistics (JBES), 2013 -

Associate Editor, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis (CSDA), 2009 – present

  • Annals Guest Associate Editor, CSDA Annals of Computational and Financial Econometrics, 2010

  • Editor, the 6th special issue on Computational Econometrics of the Computational Statistics & Data Analysis.

  • Editor,  the special issue on "Bayesian Computing, Methods and Applications" of the Computational Statistics & Data Analysis.

Associate Editor, the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 2008 – present.

Associate Editor, Computational Statistics, 2008 – present.

Associate Editor, International Journal of Business and Economics, 2004 – present.

Editor, Journal of Economics and Management, 2004 – present.

Associate Editor, Journal of the Chinese Statistical Association, 2006/8 – 2010/7. 2012/8 –present.

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORS:

  •   Honorary member of the Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society, 2006

  •   Distinguished Professor of Feng Chia University, 8.1.2004.

  •    Listed in "Who's Who in Science and Engineering", 2003, Marquis. 

  •   Award Research Grant, Academic Links Collaboration & Research of the University of  Hong Kong and Taipei Trade Centre Exchange Scheme 2001

  •    National Science Council Research Awards (1993/8 - 2000/7) (discontinued after 2000)

  •   Feng-Chia University Faculty Research Publication Awards (1995-2008)

  •   Distinguished Teaching Award, Feng Chia University (1996/11)

  •   Early Career Research Excellence Award, National Science Council (1993/4 – 1994/7)

  •   Ministry of Education Scholarship for Ph.D. candidates studying abroad, Ministry of Education, ROC, 1991 - 1992.

  •   Graduate Scholarship, Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting, and Statistics, Executive Yuan, ROC 1989

  •    Youth of the Year, City of Taichung, 1982

 

PUBLICATIONS:

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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Statistical Computing - Asian Regional Section. (IASC-ARS)

     

    Scientific Program Committee and organizer, the 7th International Conference on CFE 13 (Computational and Financial Econometrics), December 14-16, 2013, London, UK.

    Scientific Program Committee and organizer, the 6th International Conference on CFE 12 (Computational and Financial Econometrics), December 1-3, 2012, Oviedo, Spain.

    Scientific Program Committee and organizer, Joint Meeting of the IASC Satellite Conference for the 59th ISI WSC and the 8thConference of the Asian Regional Section of the IASC, August 21-23, 2013, Seoul, Korea.

    Scientific Program Committee and organizer, the 5th International Conference on CFE 11 (Computational and Financial Econometrics), December 17-19, 2011, London, UK.

    Conference Co-chair, International Workshop on Statistical Computing in Quantitative Finance and Biostatistics: A Satellite Meeting for IASC-ARS, Dec 20-21, 2011 Taichung, Taiwan.

    Organizer, Empirical Likelihood Method and Its Application to Theory of Classification, 12.2.2011-12.5.2011, Wakayama University, Wakayama, Japan.

    Scientific Program Committee and organizer, the 4th International Conference on CFE 10 (Computational and Financial Econometrics), December 10-12, 2010, London, UK.

    Program Committee, the 10th World Conference of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA), 6.3.2010 -6.8.2010, Valencia, Spain.

    Scientific Program Committee, the third Meeting of the Econometric Society of Thailand, 1.7.2010-1.8.2010, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

    Scientific Program Committee and organizer, the 3rd International Conference on CFE 09 (Computational and Financial Econometrics), 10.29.2009-10.31.2009, Limassol, Cyprus.