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Dr. Jinyuan Chang

School of Statistics, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

Area B, Tongbo Building, 555 Liutai Avenue,

Wenjiang District, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China 611130

Email: changjinyuan [AT] swufe [DOT] edu [DOT] cn


I was born in Chongqing and raised in Chengdu, China. I had my senior middle school education at Chengdu No. 7 High School. Then, I attended School of Mathematical Science at Beijing Normal University in 2005 and got my Bachelor's degree of Science in Statistics in June 2009. Then, I went to Guanghua School of Management at Peking University for PhD study under the supervision of Prof. Song Xi Chen. I obtained the Doctor degree of Philosophy in Economics in July 2013. From September 2013 to Feburary 2017, I had a research fellow position in School of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Melbourne under supervision of the late Prof. Peter Hall. Now, I am a Professor of Statistics and Econometrics at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics.

Research Interests

  • High Dimensional Data Analysis
  • Empirical Likelihood and Its Application
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Functional Data Analysis

Professional Servies

  • Associate Editor of Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B (2017.10 – Present)
  • Associate Editor of Statistica Sinica (2017.08 – Present)

Professional Memberships

  • American Statistical Association
  • Institute of Mathematical Statistics
  • International Chinese Statistical Association
  • The Econometric Society

Research Papers


Review Papers & Invited Discussion

  • Chang, J., Guo, J. & Tang, C. Y. (2018). Peter Hall's contribution to empirical likelihood, Statistica Sinica, in press.


  • Chang, J., Tang, C. Y. & Wu, T. T. (2017). High-dimensional statistical inferences with over-identification: confidence set estimation and specification test.
  • Chang, J., Kolaczyk, E. D. & Yao, Q. (2018). Estimation of edge density in noisy networks.

Fellowships and Honors

  • Selected Youth Scholar of the Chang Jiang Scholars Program of China, May 2018, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China
  • Awardee of the Funds of Fok Ying-Tong Education Foundation for Young Teachers in the Higher Education Institutions of China, Feb. 2018, Fok Ying-Tong Education Foundation
  • Selected Expert of National Thousand Youth Talent Plan, Feb. 2018, Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee
  • IMS Travel Award, Jul. 2015, Institute of Mathematical Statistics
  • IMS Travel Award, Jul. 2014, Institute of Mathematical Statistics
  • Zhong Jia Qing Award, Oct. 2013, Chinese Mathematical Society
  • Procter Gamble Award, May. 2013, Chinese Association of Probability and Statistics
  • National Scholarship, Dec. 2012, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China
  • Laha Award, Jul. 2012, Institute of Mathematical Statistics
  • National Scholarship, Nov. 2008, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China
  • Meritorious Winner of Mathematical Contest in Modeling, Mar. 2008, The Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications, U.S.A.
  • The First Prize of National High School Mathematics Contest, Dec. 2004, Chinese Mathematical Society