Associate Professor Department of Statistics and Data Science

Personal Profile


2005–2010: Ph.D. Statistics, University of Minnesota, Advisor: Prof. R. Dennis Cook.

2001–2003: M.S. Statistics & Applied Probability, National University of Singapore.

1994–1999: B.S. Mathematics, Nankai University, Tianjin, China.


Academic Career

Jan 2019 – Current. Associate Professor in Department of Mathematics, Southern University of Science & Technology, China

June 2011 – Jan 2019. Assistant Professor in Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore

August 2010 – June 2011. Assistant Professor in Mathematics Department, Syracuse University, USA,


· Sufficient Dimension Reduction

· Variable Selection

· High Dimensional Analysis

· Complex Data Analysis


MA439 Statistical Deep Learning

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· Deng, L., Zou, C., Wang Z. and Chen X. (In Press) Testing Constancy of Conditional Variance in High Dimension. Sinica

· Chen, X., Sheng, W., and Yin, X. (2018). Efficient Sparse Estimate of Sufficient Dimension Reduction in High Dimension. Technometrics 60 (2), 161-168

· Chen, X., Ma, X., Wang, X. and Zhang, J. (2017). Efficient Feature Screening for Ultrahigh-dimensional Varying Coefficient Models. Statistics and Its Interface, 10 407-412

· Wen, C., Zhu, S., Chen, X. and Wang, X. (2017). Adaptive Model-free Sure Independence Screening. Statistics and Its Interface, 10 399-406

· Ma, X., Chen, X. and Zhang, J. (2016). Fast Robust Feature Screening for Ultrahigh dimensional Varying Coefficient Models. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 87, 724-732

· Su, Z., Zhu, G., Chen, X. and Yang, Y. (2016). Sparse Envelope Model: Efficient Estimation and Response Variable Selection in Multivariate Linear Regression. Biometrika, 103, 579-593

· Chen, X., Cook, R. and Zou, C. (2015). Diagnostic studies in sufficient dimension reduction. Biometrika, 102, 545-558.

· Chen, X. and Zhu L. (2015). Connecting continuum regression with sufficient dimension reduction. Statistics & Probability Letters, 98, 44-49.

· Zou, C. and Chen, X. (2012). On the consistency of coordinate-independent sparse estimation with BIC. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 112, 248-255.

· Chen, X., Zou, C. and Cook, R. (2010). Coordinate-Independent Sparse Sufficient Dimension Reduction and Variable Selection. The Annals of Statistics, 38, 3696-3723.

· Chen, X. and Cook, R. (2010). Some Insights into Continuum Regression and its Asymptotic Properties. Biometrika, 97, 985-989.

· Prince, A., Chen, X. and Lun, K. C. (2005) Containing Acute Disease Outbreak. Methods of Information in Medicine, 44, 603-608.

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