On April 27th, SCU President Li Yanrong met with Yu Bin, statistician and Chancellor’s Professor in the Departments of Statistics and of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences at theUniversity of California, Berkeley. During their meeting, President Li presented Yu with a letter appointing her honorary professor of Sichuan University. Academician Li Anmin and relevant university personnel were also present at the meeting.
President Li formally welcomed Professor Yu, offering a brief introduction to Sichuan University, its disciplinary set-up and academic specializations. He outlined SCU’s program for accelerated internationalization and the dual world-class university construction scheme, which Sichuan University has been selected for. As a comprehensive higher education institution, SCU has a strong grounding in the fields of mathematics, chemistry, physics, and life sciences. Li hopes that Professor Yu, as a new member of SCU’s faculty, will help promote the development of mathematics and statistics at Sichuan University and contribute to a closer working relationship between theUniversity of California, Berkeley, and SCU.
Yu Bin is a member or fellow of several prestigious associations and institutes, including the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Statistical Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the National Academy of Sciences. She is also a recipient of the 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences.