Professor Haipeng Shen received his PhD in Statistics from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania in 2003, and is Fellow of the American Statistical Association and Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute. He is currently Professor and the Area Coordinator of Innovation and Information Management, Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Between 2003 and 2015, he was Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Statistics and Operations Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research evolves around the theme of data-driven decision making in the face of uncertainty, including fundamental statistical research about challenges imposed by big data (high dimensionality and complex structure), as well as interdisciplinary analytical research in business analytics and precision medicine.
Professor Shen has received funding from US NSF, NIH, and The Xerox Foundation. He currently serves as Associate Editor for several flagship journals including the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Management Science, Annals of Applied Statistics, and Technometrics. He is a founding editorial board member of China's first international stroke journal, Stroke and Vascular Neurology, and its only non-neurologist editor responsible for precision medicine. He teaches business analytics at HKU's MBA and Executive Education programs. He has placed 10 PhD students as faculty members of US research universities including Princeton, Columbia, UIUC, and Purdue. He has collaborated with industry partners such as Alcatel-Lucent, Bank of America, GlaxoSmithKline, and Xerox.