Niansheng Tang

Yunnan University

Niansheng Tang received his B.S. degree in mathematical education from the Chongqing Normal University, China, in 1993, his M.S. degree in probability and mathematical statistics from the Yunnan University, China, in 1996, and his Ph.D. degree from the Southeast University, China, in 2000. He was a Research Associate, Postdoctoral Fellow and Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Columbia University, New York, NY, USA; a Visiting Professor and Visiting Research Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA; the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada; Newcastle University, Newcastle, U.K. and University of York, York, U.K.. He has been appointed as an Associate Professor at the Yunnan University in 2000 and a Full Professor of Statistics at the Yunnan University in 2003 and the Dean of School of Mathematics and Statistics at the Yunnan University in 2012, was elected as a New Century Excellent Talents in University from Ministry of Education of China in 2007, a winner of National Science Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars of China in 2012, the Young and Middle-Aged Academic and Technical Leaders of Yunnan Province of China in 2012, Chair Professor of Changjiang Scholars Program from Ministry of Education of China in 2013, the provincial government special allowance of Yunnan in 2013, outstanding contribution to the national middle-aged and young experts from Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of P. R. China, the International Statistical Institute (ISI) Elected Member in 2016. He has got many grants from the National Science Foundation of China and Yunnan Province and Ministry of Education of China and among others. He has served as the editorial board of the following Journals: Statistics and Its Interface, Journal of Statistical and Econometric Methods, Journal of Mathematics, World Journal of Methodology, Chinese Journal of Mathematics, International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences, Journal of Biometrics, Chinese Journal of Application of Statistics and Management, Chinese Journal of Applied Probability and Statistics, Journal of Systems Science and Complexity. He served as a Member of IMS-China from 2008—2012, 2014—2016. Currently, he serves as \"Board of Directors\" of International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA), a Reviewer of American Mathematical Reviews, a standing director of the National Statistical Society of China, a standing director of Chinese Society of Probability and Statistics, a vice-president of Statistical Society of Yunnan Province, a member of National Statistics Teaching Book Read & Edit Committee of China, and a president of Applied Statistics Society of Yunnan Province. He is interested in statistical methods in biostatistics, model diagnostics, Bayesian statistics, model selection, longitudinal and missing data analysis, categorical data analysis, high/ultrahigh dimensional data, and their applications. He has coauthored over 160 articles.

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