Greetings from the Chair

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Statistics at Tamkang University.

There are some who
claim that "Big Data" is the next information revolution. Every second, enormous quantities of data are continuously generated by networks from all forms of communications and behaviors.

We are still developing the technologies needed to make use of such a wealth of data. Applications of such data are still being explored and include real-time traffic control, weather and earthquake predictions, development of marketing strategies, customization of teaching and learning models, and the establishment of the lifestyle pattern for future and government price index observation.
With the rise of big data, analytical challenges and demands will change the way that people live.

Fortunately, we, the Department of Statistics, are able to follow the trend closely.  Everything from data collection, pre-processing, statistical analysis to information digging, is an unstoppable trend and challenge for the era of big data.

The Department of Statistics follows these trends closely. Everything from data collection and pre-processing to statistical analysis and data mining is a major challenge for the era of big data.

At this turning point of human civilization, Data Scientists and Quantitative Analysts who study and graduate from the Department of Statistics have a multitude of potential business opportunities. 

Looking into the future, every instructor and student of the Department of Statistics has the opportunity to and participate in this new era of industrial structure in an environment that has completely transformed.    

We look forward to inspiring everyone’s creativity and abilities so that they can foresee new business opportunities and open new niches within big data development. Everyone can demonstrate their competency and pursuit of excellence in order to achieve success in the apex of this century.

Jyh-Jiuan Lin

Professor and Chair,
Department of Statistics



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