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Tian Guoliang


Department of Mathematics


Service Center of Scientific Research and Teaching 801-5


1995.9 - 1998.7       中国科学院应用数学研究所,北京, 统计学专业,统计学博士

1985.9 - 1988.7       武汉大学,武汉, 统计学系,统计学硕士

1981.9 - 1985.7       湖南师范大学,长沙, 数学系,理学学士



2016.8.1 – 至今              南方科技大学,数学系,教授

2008.9.1 – 2016.7.31     香港大学,统计与精算学系,副教授

2002.7.1 – 2008.8.31     马里兰大学(巴尔的摩市, 马里兰州, 美国)医学院

                                      Greenebaum Cancer Center,生物统计学部,Senior Biostatistician.

2002.7.1 – 2008.8.31     马里兰大学医学院,流行病学和预防医学系,Instructor

2000.5.1 – 2002.6.30     St. Jude 儿童研究医院 (孟菲斯市, 田纳西州, 美国), 生物统计系,博士后

1998.9.1 – 2000.4.30     北京大学, 概率统计系,博士后

1988.8.1 – 1995.8.31     航空航天工业部, 中国运载火箭研究院, 702研究所, 助理工程师, 工程师, 高級工程师.



STAT2802/3902     Statistical Models

STAT3317/6011     Computational Statistics

STAT3304              Computer-aided Statistical Modeling

STAT3331/3621     Statistical Data Analysis

STAT2307              Statistics in Clinical Medicine and Bio-medical Research

STAT7005              Multivariate Methods



2000.5 – 至今 Member, American Statistical Association

2000.5 – 至今 Permanent Member,International Chinese Statistical Association

2014.6 – 至今 Elected member, International Statistical Institute (ISI)



2011 - 2012 Research Output Prize, Faculty of Science of the University of Hong Kong (A monetary award of HK$120,000 for research purposes)





计算统计:EM算法, MM算法



Tan M, Tian GL and Ng KW (2010). Bayesian Missing Data Problems: EM,

Data Augmentation and Non-iterative Computation. Chapman & Hall/CRC (Biostatistics Series), Boca Raton, USA.

Ng KW, Tian GL and Tang ML (2011). Dirichlet and Related Distributions: Theory, Methods and Applications. John Wiley & Sons(Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics), New York, USA.

Tian GL and Tang ML (2014). Incomplete Categorical Data Design: Non-randomized Response Techniques for Sensitive Questions in Surveys. Chapman & Hall/CRC (Statistics in the Social and Behavioral Sciences), Boca Raton, USA.



Statistics and Its Interface, 2013 --

Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, 2013 --
Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation, 2013 --

Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 2014 --


顶尖生物统计杂志文章 (12 papers)

Biostatistics Journal 1: Statistical Methods in Medical Research [Impact Factor=4.472; Ranking No. 1 in the category of biostatistics, 2014 JCR, ISI Web Knowledge] (4 papers)


[1] Tian GL, Zhang C and Jiang XJ (2016). Valid statistical inference methods for a case control study with missing data, in press.


[2] Tian GL and Li HQ (2015). A new framework of statistical inferences based on the valid joint sampling distribution of observed counts in an incomplete contingency table, in press.


[3] Tian GL, Tang ML, Wu Q and Liu Y (2015). Poisson and negative binomial item count techniques for surveys with sensitive question, in press.


[4] Tian GL, Tang ML, Liu ZQ, Tan M and Tang NS (2011). Sample size determination for the non-randomized triangular model for sensitive questions in a survey, 20(3), 159-173.


Biostatistics Journal 2: Statistics in Medicine [Impact Factor=1.825; Ranking No. 3 in the category of biostatistics, 2014 JCR, ISI Web Knowledge] (7 papers)


[5] Pei YB, Tian GL and Tang ML (2014). Testing homogeneity of proportion ratios for stratified correlated bilateral data in two-arm randomize clinical trials, 33(25), 4370-4386.


[6] Tang ML, Ling MH, Ling L and Tian GL (2010). Confidence intervals for a difference between proportions based on paired data, 29(1), 86-96.


[7] Tang ML, Ling MH and Tian GL (2009). Exact and approximate unconditional confidence intervals for proportion difference in the presence of incomplete data, 28, 625-641.


[8] Tian GL, Yu JW, Tang ML and Geng Z (2007). A new non-randomized model for analyzing sensitive questions with binary outcomes, 26(23), 4238-4252.


[9] Fang HB, Tian GL, Xiong XP and Tan M (2006). A multivariate random-effects model with restricted parameters: Application to assessing radiation therapy for brain tumors, 25(11), 1948-1959.


[10] Tan M, Fang HB, Tian GL and Houghton PJ (2005). Repeated-measures models with constrained parameters for incomplete data in tumor xenograft experiments, 24(1), 109-119.


[11] Tan M, Fang HB, Tian GL and Houghton PJ (2003). Experimental design and sample size determination for testing synergism in drug combination studies based on uniform measures, 22(13), 2091-2100.


Biostatistics Journal 3: Biometrics [Impact Factor=1.568; Ranking No. 4 in the category of biostatistics, 2014 JCR, ISI Web Knowledge] (1 paper)


[12] Tan M, Fang HB, Tian GL and Houghton PJ (2002). Small-sample inference for incomplete longitudinal data with truncation and censoring in tumor xenograft models, 58(3), 612-620.



Tian GL, Ma HJ, Zhou Y and Deng DL (2015). Generalized endpoint-inflated binomial model. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 89, 97-114.

Liu Y and Tian GL (2015). Type I multivariate zero-inflated Poisson distribution with applications. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 83, 200-222.

Liu Y and Tian GL (2013). A variant of the parallel model for sample surveys with sensitive characteristics. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 67, 115-135.

Tian GL, Tang ML, Yuen KC and Ng KW (2010). Further properties and new applications for the nested Dirichlet distribution. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 54, 394-405.

Ng KW, Tang ML, Tian GL and Tan M (2009). The nested Dirichlet distribution and incomplete categorical data analysis. Statistica Sinica 19(1), 251-271.

Tan M, Tian GL, Fang HB and Ng KW (2007). A fast EM algorithm for quadratic optimization subject to convex constraints. Statistica Sinica 17(3), 945-964.

Tan M, Tian GL and Ng KW (2003). A non-iterative sampling method for computing posteriors in the structure of EM-type algorithms. Statistica Sinica 13(3), 625-639.

Zhang YQ, Tian GL and Tang NS (2016). Latent variable selection in structural equation models. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, in press.

Liu BS, Xu L, Zheng SR and Tian GL (2014). A new test for the proportionality of two large-dimensional covariance matrices. Journal of Multivariate Analysis 131, 293-308.

Tian GL, Fang HB, Tan M, Qin H and Tang ML (2009). Uniform distributions in a class of convex polyhedrons with applications to drug combination studies. Journal of Multivariate Analysis 100(8), 1854-1865.

Ng KW, Tang ML, Tan M and Tian GL (2008). Grouped Dirichlet distribution: A new tool for incomplete categorical data analysis. Journal of Multivariate Analysis 99(3), 490-509.

Tan M, Fang HB, Tian GL and Wei G (2005). Testing multivariate normality in incomplete data of small sample size. Journal of Multivariate Analysis 93, 164-179.

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