Cheng Yong Tang

Associate Professor

  • Statistical Science
Office: 1810 Liacouras Walk, Room 376
Phone: 215.204.3191

Dr. Cheng Yong Tang is currently Associate Professor and the SeymourWolfbein Senior Research Fellow of Fox School of Business at Temple University. He is an Associate Editor for Reproducibility of Journal of the American Statistical Association, Application and Case Studies, an Associate Editor of Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. He served as the Director of the Graduate Programs in Statistics of the Department of Statistical Science in 2016-2019. Dr Tang is an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute, a member of the American Statistical Association, a member of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and a member of the International Chinese Statistical Association.

Dr. Tang’s research is broad on data science and statistical methodology for solving practical problems. His current interests include empirical likelihood, longitudinal and dependent data analysis, high-dimensional inferences and nonparametric methods. Dr Tang’s research experience covers applied topics in data sciences, finance, econometrics, sampling survey statistics, statistical and machine learning.

Dr. Tang has published 30 research articles, with 18 of them in top econometrics and statistics journals, including the Journal of Econometrics, Annals of Statistics, Biometrika, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B, and Annals of Applied Statistics. Dr Tang’s research has been funded by the NSF. He has been the sole PI of two NSF Grants, one on methods for longitudinal data analysis supported by the Division of Social and Economics Sciences, and the other on ensemble learning methods with random projections supported by the BIGDATA program.

Dr. Tang has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards. He received the distinguished 2019 ICSA President’s Citation Award. In the Fox School of Business and Management of Temple University, he has received awards including the Dean’s Research Honor Roll, Top 10 Highly Cited Faculty Members, and High Achievements in Sponsored Projects. He also received the National University of Singapore’s Young Scientist Award and Teaching Excellence Award, the IMS Laha Award, and Iowa State University’s Research Excellence and Teaching Excellence Awards.