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Professor TANG Man Lai (鄧文禮教授)
BSc (CUHK)
MPhil (CUHK)
PhD (UCLA)

Associate Dean, School of Decision Sciences
Head and Professor

Tel : (852) 3963 5249
Professor Man-Lai Tang received his BSc in Mathematics and MPhil in Statistics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1988 and 1991, respectively. He obtained his PhD in Biostatistics from the University of California in Los Angeles in 1995. He has been working at Brown University and Harvard University. Prior to joining the HSUHK, he worked at the Hong Kong Baptist University. Professor Tang has published over 120 articles in statistics and biostatistics, and he is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute and serves on the editorial boards of several international statistics, mathematics and medical informatics journals.

Research InterestsAwardsService and Professional ExperienceSelected PublicationsResearch Grants
TopResearch Interests
  • Exact categorical data statistical analysis
  • Quantile regression analysis
  • Profile likelihood method
  • Surveys with sensitive questions
TopAwards
  1. Elected Member, International Statistical Institute
  2. 第九届全國统計科研優秀成果獎(課題論文獎:二等獎) (Tang, Nian-Sheng, Tang, Man-Lai, and Wang, Shun-Fang. (2007). Sample size determination for matched-pair equivalence trials using rate ratio. Biostatistics, 8, 625 – 631.)
  3. 第十届全國统計科研優秀成果獎(課題論文獎:一等獎) (Tian, Maozaiand, Tang, Man-Lai。复杂数据统计推断理论、方法及应用)
  4. 第十届全國统計科研優秀成果獎(課題論文獎:二等獎) (Tang, Nian-Sheng, Li, Hui-Qiong, and Tang, Man-Lai. (2010). A comparison of methods for the construction of confidence interval construction for relative risk in stratified matched-pair designs. Statistics in Medicine, 29, 46 – 62.)
  5. 2011年度云南省自然科学奖(二等奖) (唐年胜、王学仁、邓文礼、李会琼、陈雪东。生物统计的理论与方法研究)
  6. The University of Hong Kong Research Output Prize (2011 – 2012) (Ng, Kai Wang, Tian, Guo-Liang, and Tang, Man-Lai. (2011). Dirichlet and Related Distributions: Theory, Methods and Applications. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley.)
TopService and Professional Experience
  1. (2013 – ) Editor, Statistics, Optimization & Information Computing
  2. (2013 – ) Associate Editor, The Scientific World Journal (Probability and Statistics)
  3. (2013 – ) Statistical Advisor, BMC Series
  4. (2011 – ) Associate Editor, Journal of Statistical and Econometric Methods
  5. (2008 – ) Editorial Board Member, Advances and Applications in Statistical Sciences
  6. (2007 – ) Associate Editor, Communications in Statistics – Theory & Methods
  7. (2007 – ) Associate Editor, Communications in Statistics – Simulation and Computation
  8. (2008 – ) Editorial Board Member, Journal of Probability and Statistics
  9. (2007 – ) Editorial Advisory Board Member, The Open Medical Informatics Journal
  10. Undergraduate Admission Coordinator (HKBU, Mathematics Department), 2010 – present
  11. External Examiner (for academic quality assurance) of the Statistics Programme offered by the United International College of HKBU in Zhuhai, 2010 – 2013.
  12. Pannel member for the re-accreditation of the Statistics Program offered by the United International College of HKBU in Zhuhai, 2010 – 2013.
  13. Programme Consultant and Member of the Internal Validation Programme Panel on the BSc (Honours) in Data Science and Business Intelligence Programme offered by Hang Seng Management College, 2012 – 2013.
  14. Modules Vetter (for AMS1001 Introduction to Linear Algebra and Calculus; AMS1301 Probability and Statistics; and MSIM4311 Business Intelligence and Data Mining) for BSc (Honours) in Management Science and Information Management offered by Hang Seng Management College, 2012 – present.
  15. External Examiner (for STA2001 Statistical Analysis for Business; and MAT3001 Introduction to Quantitative Methods) for Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Hang Seng Management College, 2012 – 2013.
  16. Programme Secretary, Hong Kong Statistical Association, 2007 – 2012
  17. Consultation Services Secretary, Hong Kong Statistical Association, 2006 – 2007
  18. Programme Secretary, Hong Kong Statistical Association, 2005 – 2006
  19. Editorial Board, Hong Kong Baptist University Science Faculty Newsletter, 2005 – 2008
  20. Organizing committee, HKSS 30th Anniversary Workshop: Statistics in Finance and Economics, 10 February 2007.
  21. Organizing committee, International Conference on Statistics in Honour of Professor Kai-Tai Fang’s 65th Birthday, 20 – 24 June 2005, Hong Kong.
  22. Organizing committee, The 2005 Hong Kong Statistical Conference (Hong Kong Statistical Society), 17 December 2005, Hong Kong.
  23. Organizing committee, International Workshop on Applied Mathematics and Statistics, 16 December 2004, Hong Kong.
  24. Professional Services Sub-committee, Hong Kong Statistical Society, 1999-2001.
  25. Organizing Committee, Statistical Project Competition For Secondary School Students, organized by the Hong Kong Statistical Society, 1999-2000, Hong Kong.
  26. Adjudicator, Statistical Project Competition For Secondary School Students, organized by the Hong Kong Statistical Society, 1997- 98 and 2000-01.
  27. Ad Hoc Reviewer, Various international statistical journals.
  28. American Statistical Association, Hong Kong Statistical Society, International Chinese Statistical Association
TopSelected Publications
  1. Wu, Qin, Tang, Man-Lai, Fung, Wing-Hong Derrick, and Tian, Guo-Liang. (2020). Poisson item count techniques with noncompliance. Statistics in Medicine (Accepted)
  2. Li, Erqian, Tian, Maozai, and Tang, Man-Lai. (2020). Variable selection in competing risks models based on quantile regression. Statistics in Medicine (Accepted).
  3. Bai, Yongxin, Tian, Maozai, Tang, Man-Lai, and Lee, Wing-Yan, (2020). Variable selection for ultra-high dimensional quantile regression with missing data and measurement error. Statistical Methods in Medical Research (Accepted).
  4. Wang, Jun, Gao, Wei, and Tang, Man-Lai. (2019). Estimation of treatment effects for heterogeneous matched pairs data with probit models. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics46, 575 – 594.
  5. Qiu, Shi-Fang, Zeng, Xiao-Song, Tang, Man-Lai, and Poon, Wai-Yin. (2019). Test procedure and sample size determination for a proportion study using a double-sampling scheme with two fallible classifiers. Statistical Methods in Medical Research28, 1019 – 1043.
  6. Liu, Yin, Tian, Guo-Liang, Wu, Qin, and Tang, Man-Lai. (2019). Poisson-Poisson item count techniques for surveys with sensitive discrete quantitative data. Statistical Papers60, 1763 – 179.
  7. Guo-Liang, Tang, Man-Lai, Wu, Qin, and Liu, Yin. (2018). Poisson and negative binomial item count techniques for surveys with sensitive question. Statistical Methods in Medical Research26, 931 - 947.
  8. Tang, Man-Lai, Tang, Niansheng, Zhao Puying, and Zhu, Hongtu. (2018). Efficient robust estimation for linear models with missing response at random. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics45, 366 - 381.
  9. Chen, Zi-Qi, Tang, Man-Lai, and Gao, Wei. (2018). A profile likelihood approach for longitudinal data. Biometrics74, 220 - 228.
  10. Wu, Qin, and Tang, Man-Lai. (2016). Non-randomized response model for sensitive survey with noncompliance. Statistical Methods in Medical Research , 25, 2827 - 2839.
  11. Qiu, Shi-Fang, Poon, Wai-Yin, and Tang, Man-Lai. (2016). Confidence intervals for proportion difference from two independent partially validated series. Statistical Methods in Medical Research25, 2250 - 2273.
  12. Qiu, Shi-Fang, Poon, Wai-Yin, and Tang, Man-Lai. (2016). Sample size determination for disease prevalence studies with partially validated data. Statistical Methods in Medical Research25, 37 - 63.
  13. Xu, Ping-Feng, Tang, Man-Lai, and Guo, Jian-Hua. (2015). A localized implementation of the iterative proportional scaling procedure for Gaussian graphical models. Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics24, 205 - 229.
  14. Wu, Qin, and Tang, Man-Lai. (2014). Flexible non-randomized response models for surveys with sensitive question. Statistics in Medicine33, 918 - 929.
  15. Pei, Yanbo, Tian, Guo-Liang, and Tang, Man-Lai. (2014). Testing homogeneity of proportion ratios for stratified correlated bilateral data in two-arm randomized clinical trials. Statistics in Medicine33, 4370 - 4386.
  16. Chen, Ziqi, Tang, Man-Lai, Gao, Wei, and Shi, Ning-Zhong. (2014). New robust variable selection methods for linear regression models. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics41, 725 - 741.
  17. Xu, Ping-Feng, Guo, Jianhua, and Tang, Man-Lai. (2012). An improved Hara-Takamura procedure by sharing computations on junction tree in Gaussian graphical models. Statistics and Computing22, 1125 - 1133.
  18. Tang, Man-Lai, Pei, Yanbo, Wong, Weng-Kee, and Li, Jian-Liang. (2012). Goodness-of-fit test for correlated paired binary data. Statistical Methods in Medical Research21, 331 - 345.
  19. Tang, Man-Lai, Li, Hui-Qiong, and Tang, Nian-Sheng. (2012). Confidence interval construction for proportion ratio in paired studies based on hybrid method. Statistical Methods in Medical Research21, 361 - 378.
  20. Pei, Yanbo, Tang, Man-Lai, Wong, Weng-Kee, and Guo, Jianhua. (2012). Confidence intervals for correlated proportion differences from paired data in a two-arm randomized clinical trial. Statistical Methods in Medical Research21, 167 - 187.
  21. Chen, Ziqi, Shi, Ning-Zhong, Gao, Wei, and Tang, Man-Lai. (2012). Efficient semiparametric mean-association estimation for longitudinal binary responses. Statistics in Medicine31, 1323 - 1341.
  22. Tian, Guo-Liang, Tang, Man-Lai, Liu, Zhenqiu, Tan, Ming, and Tang, Nian-Sheng. (2011). Sample size determination for the non-randomized triangular model for sensitive questions in survey. Statistical Methods in Medical Research20, 159 - 173.
  23. Tang, Nian-Sheng, Qiu, Shi-Fang, Tang, Man-Lai, and Pei, Yan-Bo. (2011). Asymptotic confidence interval construction for proportion difference in medical studies with bilateral data. Statistical Methods in Medical Research20, 233 - 259.
  24. Tang, Nian-Sheng, Li, Hui-Qiong, and Tang, Man-Lai. (2010). A comparison of methods for the construction of confidence interval construction for relative risk in stratified matched-pair designs. Statistics in Medicine29, 46 – 62.
  25. Tang, Man-Lai, and Tian, Maozai. (2010). Approximate confidence interval construction for risk difference under inverse sampling. Statistics and Computing, 20, 87 - 98.
  26. Tang, Man-Lai, Ling, Man-Ho, Ling, Leevan, and Tian, Guo-Liang (2010). Confidence intervals for a difference between proportions based on paired data. Statistics in Medicine29, 86 - 96.
  27. Tang, Man-Lai, Ling Man-Ho, and Tian, Guo-Liang. (2009). Exact and Approximate Unconditional Confidence Intervals for Proportion Difference in the Presence of Incomplete Data. Statistics in Medicine28, 625 - 641.
  28. Tan, Ming, Tian, Guo-Liang, and Tang, Man-Lai. (2009). Sample surveys with sensitive questions: A non-randomized response approach. The American Statistician63, 9 - 16.
  29. Yu, Jun-Wu, Tian, Guo-Liang, and Tang, Man-Lai. (2008). Two new models for survey sampling with sensitive characteristic: Design and analysis. Metrika67, 251 - 263.
  30. Tian, Maozai, Tang, Man-Lai, Ng, Tony Hon-Keung, and Chan, Ben Ping-Shing. (2008). Confidence interval estimators for risk ratio under inverse sampling. Statistics in Medicine27: 3301 - 3324.
  31. Tian, Guo-Liang, Yu, Jun-Wu, Tang, Man-Lai, and Geng, Zhi. (2007). A new non-randomized model for analyzing sensitive questions with binary outcomes. Statistics in Medicine26, 4238 - 4252.
  32. Tang, Nian-Sheng, Tang, Man-Lai, and Wang, Shun-Fang. (2007). Sample size determination for matched-pair equivalence trials using rate ratio. Biostatistics8, 625 - 631.
  33. Tang, Man-Lai, Tang, Nian-Sheng, and Rosner, Bernard. (2006). Statistical inference for correlated data in ophthalmologic studies. Statistics in Medicine, 25, 2771 - 2783.
  34. Tang, Man-Lai, Tang, Nian-Sheng, and Chan, Siu-Fung. (2005). Confidence interval construction for proportion difference in small-sample paired studies. Statistics in Medicine24, 3565 - 3579.
  35. Ng, Hon-Keung Tony, and Tang, Man-Lai. (2005). Testing the equality of two Poisson means using rate ratio. Statistics in Medicine24, 955 - 965.
  36. Tang, Man-Lai, Tang, Nian-Sheng, and Carey, Vincent J. (2004). Confidence interval for rate ratio in a 2x2 table with structural zero: an application in assessing false negative rate ratio when combining two diagnostic tests. Biometrics, 60, 550 - 555.
  37. Tang, Man-Lai. (2004). On simultaneous assessment of sensitivity and specificity when combining two diagnostic tests. Statistics in Medicine23, 3593 - 3605.
  38. Tang, Man-Lai, and Ng, Hon-Keung Tony. (2004). Comment on "Confidence limits for the ratio of two rates based on likelihood scores: non-iterative method" (2003 V22 p2071-2083). Statistics in Medicine23, 685 - 693.
  39. Chan, Siu-Fung, Tang, Nian-Sheng, Tang, Man-Lai, and Chan, Ping-Shing. (2003). Statistical analysis of non-inferiority trials with a rate ratio in small-sample matched-pair designs. Biometrics59, 1170 - 1177.
  40. Tang, Nian-Sheng, Tang, Man-Lai, and Chan, Siu-Fung. (2003). On tests of equivalence via non-unity relative risk for matched-pair design. Statistics in Medicine22, 1217 - 1233.
  41. .Tang, Man-Lai. (2003). Matched-pair noninferiority trials using rate ratio: a comparison of current methods and sample size refinement. Controlled Clinical Trials24, 364 - 377.
  42. Tang, Nian-Sheng, and Tang, Man-Lai. (2002). Exact unconditional inference for risk ratio in a correlated 2x2 table with structural zero. Biometrics58, 972 - 980.
  43. Tang, Man-Lai, Tang, Nian-Sheng, Chan, Siu-Fung, and Chan, Ping Shing. (2002). Sample size determination for establishing equivalence/non-inferiority via ratio of two proportions in matched-pairs design. Biometrics58, 957 - 963.
  44. Tang, Man-Lai. (2002). Exact and asymptotic power calculation and sample size determination for dose-response studies with ordinal response. Biometrical Journal44, 273 - 287.
  45. Ma, Yanping, Guo, Jianhua, Shi, Ning-Zhong, and Tang, Man-Lai. (2002). On the use of historical control information for trend test in carcinogenesis. Biometrics58, 917 - 927.
  46. Tang, Man-Lai. (2001). Exact power computation for stratified dose-response studies. Statistics and Computing11, 117 - 124.
  47. Tang, Man-Lai. (2001). Exact goodness-of-fit test for binary logistic model. Statistica Sinica11, 199 - 211.
  48. Tang, Man-Lai. (2000). On tests of linearity for dose response data: Asymptotic, exact conditional and exact unconditional tests. Journal of Applied Statistics27, 871 - 880.
  49. Tang, Man-Lai. (1999). Exact power of conditional tests for several binomial populations. Biometrical Journal41, 827 - 839.
  50. Tang, Man-Lai. (1998). Small-sample study of the use of mid-P power divergence goodness-of-fit tests. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation62, 137 - 180.
  51. Tang, Man-Lai, and Bentler, Peter M. (1997). Maximum likelihood estimation in covariance structure analysis with truncated data. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology50, 339 - 349.
  52. Poon, Wai-Yin, Lee, Sik-Yum, and Tang, Man-Lai (1997). Analysis of structural equation models with censored data. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology50, 227 - 241.
  53. Tang, Man-Lai, Hirji, Karim F, and Vollset, Stein E. (1995). Exact power computation for dose-response studies. Statistics in Medicine14, 2261 - 2272.
  54. Hirji, Karim F, Tang, Man-Lai, Vollset, Stein E, and Elashoff, Robert M. (1994). Efficient power computation for exact and mid-p tests for the common odds ratio in several 2´2 tables. Statistics in Medicine13, 1539 - 1549.
TopResearch Grants

..........FDS..........

  1. (UGC/FDS14/P05/20) HK$1,453,650 “Variable Selection Methods for Complex Data Analysis,” funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) 2020/2021. (PI)
  2. (UGC/FDS14/P02/18) HK$723,450. “Model Selection with High Dimensional Incomplete Data,” funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) 2018/2019. (PI)
  3. (UGC/FDS14/P06/17) HK$844,200. “Alternative Item Count Techniques for Sensitive Survey Questions: Theories and Methods,” funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) 2017/2018. (PI)
  4. (UGC/FDS14/P01/16) HK$1,114,450. “Advanced Statistical Methods for Complex Longitudinal Data Analysis,” funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) 2016/2017. (PI)
  5. (UGC/FDS14/P01/14) HK$618,585. “New Items Count Techniques for Surveys with Sensitive Questions: Theories and Methods,” funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) 2014/2015. (PI)
 

..........NSFC..........

  1. (项目批准号:11871124) RMB$500,000. “基于分层设计下的部分核实数据的统计推断及应用,” funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) 2018/19.
 

..........RGC..........

  1. HK$468,165. “Epidemiological And Public Health Surveys With Sensitive Questions: Non-Randomized Response Approach And Exact Unconditional Method,” funded by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (RGC) 2008/2009.
  2. HK$568,016.“Some Important Applications of Exact Unconditional Methods for Equivalence Trials,” funded by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (RGC) 2007/2008.
  3. HK$502,000. “Hypothesis testing and interval construction for epidemiologic indices under inverse sampling,” (with Chan, Ping Shing and Ng, Hon Keung) funded by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (RGC) 2004/2005.
  4. HK$525,000. “Testing Equivalence in Paired-Sample Design: An Exact Unconditional Approach,” (with Chan, Ping Shing and Chan, Siu Fung) funded by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (RGC) 2000/2001.
  5. HK$435,400. “The Analysis of Dose-Response Data: An Exact Unconditional Approach,” (with Chan, Wai and Chan, Ping Shing) funded by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (RGC) 1999/2000.
 

..........FRG..........

  1. (FRG2/08-09/066) HK$100,000. “Testing non-inferiority in three-arm clinical trials with placebo: An exact unconditional approach for binary outcomes,” funded by the Hong Kong Baptist University (FRG) 2008/2009.
  2. (FRG/07-08/II-35) HK$84,000. “Some dimension-reduction techniques for small-sample multivariate analysis,” funded by the Hong Kong Baptist University (FRG) 2007/2008.
  3. (FRG/06-07/II-20) HK$116,448. “Statistical inference for incomplete contingency tables in clinical trials ,” funded by the Hong Kong Baptist University (FRG) 2006/2007.
  4. (FRG/06-07/I-09) HK$36,000. “Statistical inference and prediction for the Weibull process with incomplete observations ,” funded by the Hong Kong Baptist University (FRG) 2006/2007.
  5. (FRG/04-05/II-20) HK$116,000. “Statistical inference for hierarchical nonlinear quantile regression ,” funded by the Hong Kong Baptist University (FRG) 2004/2005.
  6. (FRG/04-05/II-01) HK$127,000. “Statistical inference for comparing Poisson means,” funded by the Hong Kong Baptist University (FRG) 2004/2005.
 

.........Other.........

  1. (Research Matching Grant Scheme) HK$7,008,344. "Applications of SAS Viya in Big Data Analytics," funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) 2019/2020. (PI)
   
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