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Dr Kin Yau Wong
PolyU Scholars Hub

Dr Alex Wong Kin-yau

Associate Professor



Dr Kin Yau (Alex) Wong received his BSc in Actuarial Science and MPhil degrees at the University of Hong Kong in 2010 and 2012, respectively. He received his PhD in Biostatistics degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017. He joined the Department of Applied Mathematics at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as an Assistant Professor in 2017.

Dr Wong is primarily interested in developing effective and theoretically-sound statistical methods for the analyses of medical and public health studies, which may involve high-dimensional data and/or censored event times. His research interests include high-dimensional regression analysis, incomplete data analysis, latent variable modelling, semiparametric modelling, and survival analysis. He has published in top-tier statistics journals, including Annals of Statistics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Biometrics, and Statistica Sinica.

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science, University of Hong Kong
  • Master of Philosophy, University of Hong Kong
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Interests

  • High-Dimensional Data Analysis
  • Integrative Analysis of Genomic data
  • Latent Variable Modeling
  • Statistical Genetics
  • Survival Analysis

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