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Jen Tang

Jen Tang

Professor of Management

Education

Ph.D., Mathematical Statistics, Bowling Green State University, Ohio
B.S., Applied Mathematics, Soochow University (Taipei)

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Professor Tang's teaching interests are applied statistics, quantitative methods, and business analytics. His current research includes the areas of applied statistics, statistical quality control, and reliability analysis. Professor Tang also has considerable expertise in the distribution theory of multivariate statistical analysis. Professor Tang has published 41 articles in professional journals, including Biometrika, Statistics and Probability Letters, The Australian Journal of Statistics, IIE Transactions, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, Management Sciences, Naval Research Logistics, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Journal of Quality Technology, Journal of American Statistical Association, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Decision Sciences, Production and Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, Statistics, Statistica Sinica, and Technometrics. He was/is on the editorial boards of IIE Transactions and Production and Operation Management Journal. Professor Tang received the Jay N. Ross Young Research Scholar Award (1992), Krannert Summer Research Award (2012, 2013), and teaching awards, including Best Professor in a Core Course Award, German International School of Management (GISMA)/Leibniz University/Purdue, MBA Class of 2011; Runner-up, Salgo-Noren Outstanding MBA Teaching Award  (2000); Honeywell Manufacturing Management Excellent in Teaching Award (2000); and AlliedSignal Excellence in Teaching Award (1997). Prior to joining the Krannert faculty, Professor Tang was a member of technical staff at Bell Communications Research (Bellcore, 1984-91) and an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at Marquette University (1981-84). He received his Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics from Bowling Green State University (1977-1981) and BS in Applied Math from Soochow University in Taipei (1969-1973).

Forthcoming Publications

  • Lee, M.Y., Hu, C. H., and Tang, J. A Two-Stage Latent Variable Estimation Procedure for Time-Censored Accelerated Degradation Tests. IEEE Transactions on Reliability, | Download |

Journal Articles

  • Hu, C.H., Lee, M. Y., and Tang, J. (2015). Optimum Step-Stress Accelerated Degradation Test for Wiener Degradation Process under Constraints. European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 241 412-421. | Download |
  • Hu, C.H., Plante, R. D., and Tang, J. (2015). Equivalent Step-Stress Accelerated Life Tests with Log Location-Scale Lifetime Distributions under Type-I Censoring. IIE Transactions, vol. 47 245-257.
  • Hu, C. H., Plante, R.D. & Tang, J. (2013). Statistical Equivalency and Optimality of Simple Step-Stress Accelerated Test Plans for the Exponential Distribution. Naval Research Logistics, vol. 60 19-30.
  • Wang, W., Plante, R.D., & Tang, J. (2013). Minimum Cost Allocation of Quality Improvement Targets Under Supplier Process Disruption. European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 228 (2), 388-396.
  • Yen, C. L. & Tang, J. (2012). Methods for Identifying Influential Variables In an Out-of-control Multivariate Normal Process. Statistica Sinica, vol. 22 (2), 847-868. | Download |
  • Hu, C.H., Plante, R.D., & Tang, J. (2012). Step-stress Accelerated Life Tests - A Proportional Hazards Based Nonparametric Model. IIE Transactions, vol. 44 754-764. | Download |
  • Tang, J. & Su, T. S. (2008). Estimating Failure Time Distribution and Its Parameter based on Intermediate Data from a Wiener Degradation Models. Naval Research Logistics, vol. 55 265-276. | Download |
  • Tseng, S. T., Tang, J., & Lin, C. H. (2007). Sample Size Determination for Achieving Stability of Double MEWMA Controller. Technometrics, vol. 49 (4), 409-419. | Download |
  • Lee, M. Y., and Tang, J. (2007). A Modified EM-Algorithm for Estimating the Parameters of Inverse Gaussian Distribution Based on Time-Censored Wiener Degradation Data. Statistica Sinica, vol. 17 (3), 873-893. | Download |
  • Teyarachskul, S., Chand, S., and Tang, J. (2007). Estimating the Limits for Statistical Process Control Charts: A Direct Method Improving Upon the Bootstrap. European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 178 472-481. | Download |
  • Gupta, A.K., Chen, J.T. and Tang, J. (2007). A Multivariate Two-factor Skew Model. Statistics, vol. 41 (3), 301-309. | Download |
  • Tseng, S., Tang, J., & Ku, I. (2003). Determination of Burn-In Parameters and Residual Life for Highly Reliable Products. Naval Research Logistics, vol. 50 (1), 1-14. | Download |
  • Tang, K., & Tang, J. (2002). Optimal Time-based Pricing and Leadtime Policies for a Build-to-Order Manufacturer. Production and Operations Management, vol. 11 374-392. | Download |
  • Moskowitz, H., Plante, R., & Tang, J. (2001). Allocation of Quality Improvement Targets Based on Investments in Learning. Naval Research Logistics, vol. 48 (8), 684-709.
  • Serel, D., Moskowitz, H., & Tang, J. (2000). Univariate (X)Over-Bar Control Charts for Individual Characteristics in a Multinormal Model. IIE Transactions, vol. 32 (12), 1115-1125.
  • Moskowitz, H., Tang, J., & Lam, P. (2000). Distribution of Aggregate Utility Using Stochastic Elements of Additive Multiattribute Utility Models. Decision Sciences, vol. 31 (2), 327-360.
  • Plante, R., Moskowitz, H., Tang, J., & Duffy, J. (1999). Improving Quality via Matching: A Case Study Integrating Supplier and Manufacturer Quality Performance. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, vol. 1 36-49.
  • Moskowitz, H., Eppel, T., Tang, J. and Lam, P. (1997). Decomposition, Interdependence and Precision in Multiattribute Utility Measurements. Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Making, vol. 6 25-40.
  • Liu, R., & Tang, J. (1997). Control Charts for Dependent and Multivariate Processes. Frontier of Statistical Quality Control, Springer-Verlag. vol. 5 102-114.
  • Tang, J., Tang, K., & Moskowitz, H. (1997). Bayesian Estimation of System Reliability from Component Test Data. Naval Research Logistics, vol. 44 127-146. | Download |
  • Liu, R., & Tang, J. (1996). Control Charts for Dependent and Independent Measurements Based on Bootstrap Methods. Journal of American Statistical Association, vol. 91 1694-1700. | Download |
  • Moskowitz, H., Plante, R., Seppala, T., & Tang, J. (1995). Statistical Process Control via Bootstrapping. Journal of Quality Technology, vol. 27 139-153.
  • Moskowitz, H., Tsai, H., & Tang, J. (1995). A One-sided Single Screening Procedure Based on Individual Unit Misclassification Error. IIE Transactions, vol. 27 695-706.
  • Tang, K., & Tang, J. (1994). Design of Screening Procedures: A Review. Journal of Quality Technology, vol. 26 209-226.
  • Tang, J., Tang, K., & Moskowitz, H. (1994). Bayes Confidence Interval for Reliability of Large Series Systems with Highly Reliable Components. IEEE Transactions on Reliability, vol. 43 132-137.
  • Tang, J., & Tang, K. (1993). A Note on Parallel Equipment Replacement. Naval Research Logistics, vol. 40 569-573. | Download |
  • Tang, J., & Gupta, A. (1990). Testing Independence of Several Groups of Variables. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, vol. 37 (1), 27-35.
  • Tang, K., & Tang, J. (1989). Design of Cost-Effective Screening Procedures for Multi-Characteristic Inspection. Management Sciences, vol. 35 (6), 743-756.
  • Tang, J., & Tang, K. (1989). A Two-sided Screening Procedures Using Several Correlated Variables. IIE Transactions, vol. 21 (4), 333-336.
  • Tang, K., Tang, J. & Moskowitz, H. (1987). Estimating Low Process Average by Inverse Binomial Sampling. International Journal of Production Research, vol. 25 57-69.
  • Gupta, A.K. & Tang, J. (1987). On Testing Homogeneity of Variances for Gaussian Models. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, vol. 27 155-173.
  • Gupta, A.K. & Tang, J. (1987). On the Type-B Integral Equation and the Distribution of Wilks' Statistic for Testing Independence of Several Groups of Variables. Statistics, vol. 18 379-397.
  • Tang, K., Tang, J. & Peters, M. (1987). On Constructing and Maintaining a Beta Process Distribution for Bayesian Quality Audit Systems. IIE Transactions, vol. 19 98-106.
  • Tang, J. & Gupta, A.K. (1986). Exact Distribution of Certain General Test Statistics in Multivariate Analysis. The Australian Journal of Statistics, vol. 27 107-114.
  • Tang, J. & Gupta, A.K. (1984). On the Exact Distribution of the Product of Independent Beta Variables. Statistics and Probability Letters, vol. 2 165-168.
  • Gupta, A.K. & Tang, J. (1984). Distribution of Likelihood-Ratio Statistic for Testing Equality of Covariance Matrices of Multivariate Gaussian Models. Biometrika, vol. 71 555-559.

Conference Proceedings

  • Tang, J., & Liu, R. (1994). Control Charts for Dependent and Multivariate Process. Proceedings of International Conference on Intelligent Statistical Quality Control, vol. 5 139-157.

Contact

jtang@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 49-44497
Office: KRAN 435

Area(s) of Expertise

Quantitative Methods; Statistics