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Yinglei Lai Faculty Member

Positions

During the academic year 2020-2021, I have been successfully continuing my research and collaboration work partially supported by NIH and NSF. From July 2019 to May 2021, I was the Chair of the Statistics Department, and I conducted my duty successfully. I also continued my visiting positions (arranged during my 2017-2018 sabbatical leave) to Fudan University (Shanghai, China) and University of Science and Technology of China (Hefei, China). After two-course release, my teaching load was one per each semester. Due to a difficulty in hiring an adjunct faculty member, I taught an additional course during Spring 2020. Therefore, I had no course teaching during Fall 2020. In October 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, I traveled to China due to a family emergency. My mother passed away in January 2021. I requested a leave of absence (approved) from June, 2021 without salary/benefit in order to stay in China for a much longer time and take care of my father. (During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is extremely difficult to plan international travels, and it is unknown when things will be back to normal for international travels.) Furthermore, I received a faculty position opportunity from the University of Science of Technology of China (USTC, Hefei, China). I started this appointment (as a Professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences, USTC) from June 2021. This arrangement has been highly helpful for my financial situation while staying in China and taking care of my father. During my stay in China, I have been working actively on building connections between GWU and China universities.

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