Professor Emeritus
Albert Y LO
Business Statistics
Professor Emeritus
Albert Y LO

Academic qualification

  • PhD 1978 University of California, Berkeley, Statistics
  • M.A. 1973 University of California, Berkeley. mathematics
  • B.A. 1972 California State University at Fresno, Mathematics

Academic And Professional Experience

  • Professor Emeritus of ISOM, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), 2015-present
  • Chair Professor of ISOM, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), 2005-2015
  • Professor of ISOM, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), 1993-2005
  • Associate Professor of Statistics, SUNY at Buffalo, 1985-1993
  • Assistant Professor of Statistics, Rutgers University, 1980-1985
  • Assistant Professor of Math. and Statist., University of Pittsburgh, 1978-1980

Selected Publications

  • "Model-Based clustering and Weighted Chinese Restaurant Processes" Advances in Statistical Modeling and Inference, Essays in Honor of Kjell A Doksum, World Scientific Publisher, pp. 405-424, 2007.  (with J.W.Lau) 
  • "Weighted Chinese Restaurant  Processes", Cosmos 1 59-63, 2005
  • "On Consistency of Bayes Procedures", Theory Probab. Appl., 47, pp. 236-256, 2003 (with V.V. Sazonov)
  • "Bayesian Nonparametric Estimation of a Monotone Hazard Rate", System and Bayesian Reliability, Volume in honour of Professor Richard Barlow's 70th birthday, World Scientific Publisher, pp. 301-314, 2001 (with M.W. Ho)
  • "Weighted Chinese Restaurant Processes and Bayesian Mixture Models", Research Report, ISMT Department, HKUST, 1996 & 1998 Rev.1.1 (with L.J. Brunner and A.T. Chan)
  • "Limiting Posterior Distributions under Mixture of Conjugate Priors", Statistica Sinica6, pp. 187-197, 1996 (with L.J. Brunner)

Service Activities Within College And Profession

  • Associate Editor, Annals of Statistics (2007-2009)


  • Fellow, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, elected 1992