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ZHOU, Xian


Associate Professor (Macquarie)

Education Background

PhD, MA (University of California, Santa Barbara)

BS (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Research Field
Survival Analysis


After graduation with his B.Sc. in Mathematics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Xian Zhou went overseas to study at University of California at Santa Barbara, where he completed his M.A. in Statistics and Ph.D. in Mathematics.

Before joining Macquarie University, he worked at University of Western Australia and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor. His research interests include survival analysis, actuarial science, and stochastic scheduling. He has jointly published over 60 papers in these areas on international journals, including Annals of Statistics, Journal of American Statistical Association, Biometrika, Biometrics, Insurance Mathematics and Economics, Operations Research, and Journal of Scheduling.

Xian Zhou has played active roles in actuarial education, including the Programme Leader for B.Sc. (Honours) in Actuarial Science at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and teaching major actuarial subjects such as risk theory, survival analysis, loss models and credibility theory, at both undergraduate and Masters levels.

Academic Publications:

1. Cai, X. and Zhou, X. Optimal policies for perishable products when transportation to export market is disrupted. Production & Operations Management, 23, 907-923, 2014.

2. You, J. and Zhou, X. Asymptotic theory in fixed effects panel data seemingly unrelated partially linear regression models, Econometric Theory, 30, 407-435, 2014.

3. You, J. and Zhou, X. Efficient estimation in panel data partially additive linear model with serially correlated errors, Statistica Sinica, 23, 271-303, 2013.

4. Zhao, X.B. and Zhou, X. Estimation of medical costs by copula models with dynamic change of health status. Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, 51, 480-491, 2012.

5. Sun, L., Zhou, X. and Guo, S. Marginal regression models with time-varying coefficients for recurrent event data, Statistics in Medicine, 30, 2265-2277, 2011.

6. Cai, X., Wu, X. and Zhou, X. Stochastic scheduling subject to preemptive-repeat breakdowns with incomplete information. Operations Research, 57(5), 1236-1249, 2009.

7. Cai, X., Wang, L. and Zhou, X. Single-machine scheduling to stochastically minimize maximum lateness. Journal of Scheduling, 10, 293-301, 2007.

8. Cai, X. and Zhou, X. Deterministic and stochastic scheduling with team-work jobs. Naval Research Logistics, 51, 818-840, 2004.

9. Maller, R.A., Sun, L. and Zhou, X. Estimating the expected total number of events in a process. Journal of American Statistical Association, 97, 577-589, 2002.

10. Vu, H.T. and Zhou, X. Generalisation of likelihood ratio tests under nonstandard conditions. Annals of Statistics, 25, 897-916, 1997.