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Dr. Li-Xing Zhu, structural chair professor and head of mathematics at Hong Kong Baptist University, will visit campus and give two lectures on dimension reduction and variable selection methods. The campus community is invited to attend both lectures 4:15-5:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, and Friday, Oct. 17, in Room 295 Toomey Hall. Refreshments will be served both days starting at 4 p.m.
The lectures are part of the Distinguished Research Seminar Series sponsored by the office of sponsored programs. They are organized by Missouri Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematical Sciences (MICAMS) and the mathematics and statistics department.
Zhu has received many awards and honors, including the Humbolt Research Award from Germany and the State Natural Science Award of China (Class II). He is the second statistician to receive this honor in China. He serves as a member of the physical science panel in the University Grants Council of Hong Kong and at the editorial boards of several top statistical journals. He has published more than 250 papers in a wide variety of journals and presided over 35 funds with the cumulative amount of subsidy of more than $10 million Hong Kong.