The Department of Statistics ("the Department") at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was founded in 1982. In fact, statistical activities at CUHK predate the formation of the Department. Throughout the past 30 years, the Department has been growing steadily as a result of valuable contributions of numerous faculty, staff members and students. Below shown is a chronicle of major events of the Department:
||Statistics (STAT) Programme was set up as an individual programme of study.
||Establishment of Division of Statistics at Graduate School, CUHK.
||Foundation of the Department. 17 students were enrolled in the first year with Prof. Howell Tong as the chairman
||Professor Sik-yum Lee assumed the duty of chairman of the Department.
||Professor Nai Ng Chan became the third chairman of the Department.
||The Department office relocated from Science Centre to the current site - Lady Shaw Building.
Professor Wing-hung Wong served as the chairman of the Department.
||Professor Yeh Lam succeeded Professor Wing-hong Wong and took up the chairmanship of the Department.
||Risk Management Science (RMSC) stream was launched. Professor Kim Hung Li assumed the chairmanship for one year.
||Professor Jian Qing Fan served as the seventh chairman of the Department.
Risk Management Science (RMSC) was expanded to be an individual programme of study.
The first batch of students majoring in RMSC was enrolled.
||Professor Ngai Hang Chan was inaugurated as the Department chairman.
||The Department first offered a double-major programme in Quantitive Finance and Risk Management Science (QRFM).
||Corresponding to the new 3-3-4 curriculum, the undergraduate programme in Statistics joined Science Faculty broad-based admission scheme.
||Professor Qi Man Shao was inaugurated as the Department chairman.
||Professor Xinyuan Song was inaugurated as the Department chairman.