Lin Yuxuan: My nine-year academic journey at UIC

Lin Yuxuan, 26, graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Statistics from UIC and a PhD in Probability and Mathematical Statistics from UIC and Hong Kong Baptist University's joint programme.Yuxuan's research focuses on experimental design. In November 2022, as her final achievement, Yuxuan graduated from her PhD programme with five SCI papers. She was recruited by the esteemed Zhejiang Lab to expand her ...

Dec 9, 2022

[People of UIC] Xu Longhao: Stepping up in world of statistics

Xu Longhao is a UIC student from the Class of 2020 Statistics Programme. He has been admitted to a PhD programme concentrating on medical statistics at the University of Göttingen, Germany. Maths has been one of Xu's favourite subjects since high school. Knowing that Prof Fang Kaitai, an internationally well-known statistician, teaches at UIC, Xu chose to spend his four years at UIC de...

Oct 24, 2022

[People of UIC] Liang Yanshan: Journey to Harvard Postdoctoral Programme

Although the academic path is always considered lonely and challenging, Liang Yanshan's never is.UIC PhD graduate in Chemistry (UIC and Hong Kong Baptist University)Admitted to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Postdoctoral ProgrammeGraduating from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Southern Medical University with a bachelor's degree, she was admitted to the School of Biomedica...

Sep 22, 2022

[People of UIC] Qiu Yifu: Aiming for the crown of AI

Qiu Yifu is a UIC student from the Class of 2020 Computer Science and Technology Programme. He now is studying for his doctoral degree in Natural Language Processing (NLP) at the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS), led by tutors from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Cambridge. "Studying NLP requires strong interest. If not, it's very likely ...

Jul 4, 2022

Road to academic success: Passion, purpose and preparation

UIC encourages experiential learning, guiding students with solid skills both in theories and practice and releasing their potential for good. Here are three students sharing how they locate their paths in scientific research after their four-year study at UIC. Yao Yueying graduated from UIC's Food Science and Technology (FST) programme in 2021. Sh...

May 27, 2022

[People of UIC] Meet Huang Kaiyuan: Never too late to change

Success is about how high you bounce when you hit bottom. Having successfully counterattacked adversities twice, Huang Kaiyuan, a Food Science and Technology (FST) graduate, is currently studying at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Analytical Chemistry. In his freshman and sophomore years, Kaiyuan didn't have any goals. At that time, his...

May 18, 2022

[People of UIC] From ideal teammates to perfect couple

For Zhong Weibin and Ma Xiaoyang, love means going through ups and downs together and supporting each other to be better people. Starting from UIC, they went to the US for further study and work and have been together for nine years as classmates, a couple, and partners who grow together in their academic careers...

Apr 28, 2022

[People of UIC] Meet Dong Shengkun: liberal arts inspire research career

Receiving a liberal arts education at UIC inspired Dong Shengkun to firmly step on the road of scientific research and helped him lay the foundations to become an associate professor in a renowned university in China.Dong Shengkun, who graduated from UIC's Environment Science (ENVS) Programme in 2011, continued his Master's and PhD studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), US.

Mar 16, 2022