Niansheng Tang is a Professor of Statistics and dean of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, Yunnan University. He was elected a Yangtze River Scholars Distinguished Professor in 2013, a member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) in 2016, and a member of the board of International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA) in 2018. He obtained the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of China in 2012 and was awarded the Outstanding Service Award of the ICSA in 2018. He serves as a member of the editorial board for Statistics and Its Interface, Journal of Systems Science and Complexity, Statistical Theory and Related Fields, BMC Medical Research Methodology. He is also an Editor in Field for Communications in Mathematics and Statistics. His research interests include data clustering, biostatistics, Bayesian statistics, missing data analysis, statistical diagnosis, variable selection, and high-dimensional data analysis. He has published more than 175 research papers and authored four books.