My name is Ting Fung (Ralph) MA. I am a second year PhD student in Statistics at University of Wisconsin-Madison, under the supervision of Professor Jun ZHU. I am now a project assistant at the CALS Statistical Consulting Lab, right after the research assistant work at the Department of Entomology.

I received my BSc and MPhil in Statistics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where I worked with Professor Chun Yip YAU on change-point analysis. In addition, I also spent one year at Michigan State University for PhD program in Statistics.

Prior to my study in Madison, I worked as a government Statistician at the Census and Statistics Department in Hong Kong for two years, which took charge of a section with 27 subordinates for different stages of compilation and dissemination of economic statistics, such as external direct investment, Gross National Income and external primary income flow of Hong Kong. Industry experience includes Human Recourse Analyst at  Aon Hewitt and other internships.

Moreover, I collaborate closely with physicians, (social) scientists, NGOs and private companies for various research and consultation projects.


Contact
1300 University Ave Madison, WI 53706
 tingfung.ma@wisc.edu











Research Interests
  • Spatio-temporal Statistics
  • Spatial Statistics
  • Change-point Analysis
  • Composite Likelihood Inference
  • Statistical Consulting


Education
PhD in Statistics (in progress), 2017-current
University of Wisconsin, Madison

MPhil in Statistics, 2012-14
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

BSc in Statistics (First Class Honours, minor in Financial Engineering), 2008-12
The Chinese University of Hong Kong