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Cheng You

Cheng You

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  1. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  2. Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics Expected 2018
  3. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  4. Master of Science in Statistics 2012
  5. Hong Kong Baptist University
  6. Bachelor of Science First Honor 2009
  7. Major in Statistics and Operations Research
  8. Minor in Finance
  9. Nanjing University
  10. Chinese College Entrance Exam 675/750


My name is Cheng You. I was born in Sichuan China, lived and studied there until the end of high school. I then went to Nanjing University and got elected as Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholar to continue my college education at Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong Baptist University. After graduation, I came to Department of Statistics, Pennsylvania State University for my master's and later Ph.D. degree. I worked for more than two years after I got my master's degree, one year and a half at a hedge fund in Chicago and eight months at an investment trust in Shanghai. Now, I am working on my Ph.D. thesis while doing some consulting work and research collaboration. 

Research Interests

My research interests lie in venture capital/private equity/portfolio data, temporal network data and environmental data. All of them are highly correlated with time-space varying statistical methodology. My current research focuses on the air quality problems. More specifically, I am working on addressing the issues of ambient ozone and airborne fine particles PM2.5 on human health. Ozone and PM2.5 raised lots of concerns, both health and economics related, especially in big cities of USA and China.  

Honors and Awards

  • Biopharm-Deming Student Scholar Award, Deming Conference (Oct 2017)
  • JSM Quality and Productivity Scholarship, Quality and Productivity Section, ASA (Aug 2016)
  • Graduate Assistantship, Department of Statistics, The Pennsylvania State University (2009 - now)
  • General Electric Research Assitantship, College of Information Science and Technology, The Pennsylvania State University (2015)
  • Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship for Outstanding Mainland Students, Hong Kong Baptist University (2005 - 2008)
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Hong Kong Baptist University (2007 - 2008)

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