On November 18th, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering announced the results of the 2021 academician co-election. Professor Song Xi Chen, Professor Emeritus of the Statistics Department, who currently works from the Guanghua School of Management of Peking University in Beijing, was elected as the academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. A total of 65 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and 84 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering were elected in this co-election.
Professor Song Xi Chen’s main research directions are ultra-high-dimensional big data statistical analysis, environmental statistics, non-parametric statistical methods, etc. He has made fruitful results in ultra-high-dimensional hypothesis testing methods and non-parametric empirical likelihood methods.
He has made cutting-edge and cross-cutting achievements in the field of mathematical geophysics based on the world's need for air pollution prevention and control, providing scientific methods for accurately measuring pollution emissions and assessing the effects of atmospheric governance. His research results have been highly recognized by international colleagues. He was elected as a Fellow of the Mathematical Statistics Society, a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, and a Fellow of the American Society for the Advancement of Statistics Committee, Executive Director of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), was selected as one of the top 2% top scientists in the world at Stanford University in 2020, and is currently the science secretary of the Bernoulli Society.