FST fresh graduate doctoral student achieved a faculty position at the University of Essex
Dr. Jianya Lu, a PhD graduate of the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), the University of Macau (UM), achieved an offer of the position of Lecturer (same level with Assistant Professor) from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Essex, United Kingdom. The University of Essex is one of the leading research universities in the United Kingdom. This is the effort of UM’s years of hard work in talent development, and it is also an international recognition of UM’s educational level. Dr Lu held a sharing session at UM to exchange successful experiences, attracting over 100 students both online and offline.
Dr Lu has been studying for a Ph.D in Mathematics at UM since 2018. With no oversea teaching experiences, he successfully achieved the position of Lecturer after competing with a number of candidates from different countries, including postdoctoral fellows and assistant professors. At the sharing session, Dr Lu said that he worked as a teaching assistant at UM for two years and taught in English, which improve his English skills by leaps and bounds. In research, under the guidance of Associate Prof Xu Lihu of FST, Dr Lu conducted in-depth research on limit theory, stochastic algorithms and Stein's method. He has published three papers on top journals in statistics such as Bernoulli, a top journal in statistics. In the ongoing collaborative work with the scholars from the University of Chicago and Boston College, they succeeded in extending the classic almost sure invariance principle to infinite-dimensional space and removed the contraction condition. In addition, they used the generative adversarial networks to create high-dimensional stationary time series and carried out a theoretical analysis. Prof Xu said that Dr Lu was a pragmatic and thoughtful student, always spared no effort in research and teaching, who made him very proud. Except for Lu Jianya, three of the four Ph.D. graduates from Prof Xu’s research team have taught in top universities in Mainland China. This shows that UM’s academic reputation, scientific research and educational level are widely recognized by the international.
The University of Essex is a well-known university with first-class teaching quality and comprehensive scientific research strength. It was founded in 1964. It ranks 22nd among young universities in the world, 26th in the UK, and 76th in the world for university influence. The Department of Mathematical Sciences covers pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics and data science.
Dr. Jianya Lu held a sharing session at UM
Dr Jianya Lu (middle) was recognized by the Faculty
Dr. Jianya Lu (right) and his supervisor Prof Xu Lihu