Mail: Room 3182, 2207 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4

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1. Current Positions

Data Scientist Intern at Mobify. Inc since Aug 15, 2017

Research Assistant Supervised by Prof. William J. Welch at UBC.

WeBWork Programmer Working with Dr. Bruce Dunham at UBC.

NOTE, I will take a new position in Jan, 2018. My new work email address is yet available. Drop me a line at chenhao6459 at gmail dot com in case you need to contact me since Jan, 2018.

2. Education

2014.1- 2017.12 (Expected), PhD Candidate in Statistics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2011.9-2013.8, MSc in Statistics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2007.9-2011.8, BSc in Statistics, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China.

3. Research Interests

Gaussian Process Regression and its Application in Analyzing Complex Computer Models.

Sequential Computer Experimental Design.

Machine Learning Methods and its Application in Financial Data Mining.

4. National-level Awards

2016 Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral Program, NSERC.

2016 Chinese Government Scholarship for Outstanding Self-financed PhD Students Abroad, CSC.

5. Refereed Research Papers

Google Citation Counts

Chen, H., Loeppky, J. and Welch, W., (2017), Flexible Correlation Structure for Accurate Prediction and Uncertainty Quantification in Bayesian Gaussian Process Emulation of a Computer Model SIAM/ASA Journal on Uncertainty Quantification, 5 (1), 598-620.

Chen, H., Loeppky, J., Sacks, J. and Welch, W. (2016), Analysis Methods for Computer Experiments: How to Assess and What Counts? Statistical Science, 31 (1), 40-60.

Chen, H., and Welch, W. (2016), Comment: Expected Improvement for Efficient Blackbox Constrained Optimization, Technometrics, 58 (1), 12-15.

6. Community Service

Spring 2017 UBC/SFU Joint Statistical Seminar