Dr. Don Hong

Professor | Actuarial Sciences Coordinator

Dr. Don Hong
615-904-8339
Room 322D, Kirksey Old Main (KOM)
MTSU Box 34, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University, College Station (1993)
  • M.S., Zhejiang University (1987)
  • B.S., Zhejiang Normal University (1982)

Biography

Dr. Don Hong, Professor of the Department of Mathematical Science, earned his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Texas A&M University and finished his postdoctoral training at the University of Texas-Austin in Computational Mathematics. Before taking a faculty position at MTSU, he received internship at Texas Department of Insurance and also served on the faculty at East Tennessee State University as the director of actuarial mathematics program, as well as he has held Visiting Professor p...

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Dr. Don Hong, Professor of the Department of Mathematical Science, earned his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Texas A&M University and finished his postdoctoral training at the University of Texas-Austin in Computational Mathematics. Before taking a faculty position at MTSU, he received internship at Texas Department of Insurance and also served on the faculty at East Tennessee State University as the director of actuarial mathematics program, as well as he has held Visiting Professor positions at the Departments of Mathematics and Biostatistics of Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Hong was nominated for Career Achievement Award in 2018 and a Recipient of 2009 Distinguished Faculty Research Award from MTSU Foundation. His research areas include Approximation Theory, Medical Data Analysis, and Computational Statistics. Dr. Hong has published two books and more than 50 research articles in leading journals. His research results were cited by over hundred scientists all over the world. He has been invited to speak at national and international conferences, as well as in colloquia at many prestigious schools. In addition to having been a guest editor of three mathematical journals, he is currently serving on the editorial boards of Mathematics of Computation and Data Science, American Research Journal of Mathematics, and the International Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science. He is also serving as an International Editorial Member of the Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (CAAI) Transactions on Intelligent Systems, and has served as a referee for more than 30 journals, a reviewer/panel reviewer of research proposals for National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institute of Health (NIH). He has received over $1M research funding support from HHS, NSF, NSA, CASE, and other agencies/organizations.

Dr. Hong serves as the faculty advisor of the Actuarial Math Student Association (AMSA), faculty member of the Ph.D. program in Computational Science (COMS), and the cordinator of the Actuarial Science (ACSI) program.

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