Niansheng Tang is a professor of statistics and Dean of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, at Yunnan University, China. He was elected as a Yangtze River Scholars Distinguished Professor in 2013, as a member of the International Statistical Institute in 2016, as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA) in 2018, and as a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in 2021. He received the ICSA Outstanding Service Award in 2018 and the National Science Foundation Award for Distinguished Young Scholars of China in 2012. He is a member of the editorial board for Statistics and Its Interface and the Journal of Systems Science and Complexity. He is also a field editor for Communications in Mathematics and Statistics. His research interests include Bayesian statistics, missing data analysis, variable selection, high-dimensional data analysis, data science, and machine learning. He has published more than 200 research papers and authored seven books.