We are delighted to announce that Professor Jiming Jiang has been designated a Yangtze River Scholar by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China.
The Yangtze River (Changjiang) Scholar award is widely considered as the highest academic honor issued to an individual in higher education by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. For more information, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Changjiang_Scholars_Program
Jiming Jiang is among 53 scholars worldwide, and across all subject fields, who have been awarded this year's Chaired Professor Awards. He is the only 2016 recipient in the field of "mathematical statistics" (one other in the field of "probability and mathematical statistics").
A complete list of the 2016 winners (in Chinese) is in below.
Professor Jiang graduated with a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of California Berkeley in 1995, after earlier receiving bachelors and masters degrees in Mathematics and Probability and Statistics respectively, from Peking University. After graduating from Berkeley, Jiang spent a summer as a Postdoctoral Associate at NISS. He later held academic positions at Case Western University and the University of Nebraska before being appointed as an Associate Professor in 2001 and Director of the Statistical Laboratory at UC Davis in from 2004-2007. He was promoted to Professor in 2004.
Professor Jiang has published more than 80 peer review papers, and four books. He is particularly well known for his work on generalized linear mixed models, which was the subject matter of his first book. Other interests include small area estimation with applications to survey data, asymptotics and large sample statistics, and model selection.
Professor Jiang has served on the editorial boards of several of the mostly highly regarded journals in statistics, including the Annals of Statistics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, and Journal of Multivariate Analysis. He is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute, and a Fellow of both the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the American Statistical Association.
We extend our congratulations to Jiming for receiving this prestigious honor!