Graduate Students

Publications with Graduate Students

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  1. Brad Dyer and Don Hong, Optimal triangulation algorithm and MatLab implementation J. of Computational Analysis and Applications, 5(2003), 25-43.
  2. H. Gu, D. Hong, and M. Barrett MinImage: a Wavelet Image Compressor , J. of Computational Analysis and Applications, 5(2003), 45-75.
  3. D. Hong and Anna Mu, Construction of Prewavelets with Minimum Support over Triangulations, In:`` Wavelets and Multiresolution Methods '', (T.X. He ed.), pp. 181-201, Marcel Decker Pub., New York, 2000.
  4. Jiansheng Cao and Don Hong , Best approximation for symmetric semi-definite positive solutions of the left and right inverse problems on a subspace, Journal of Concret and Applicable Mathematics , 1:3 (2003) 217-227.
  5. Don Hong, Martin Barrett, and Panrong Xiao, Biorthogonal Spline Wavelets and EZW Coding for Image Compression, In: “Robotic Welding, Intelligence and Automation” (Tzyh-Jong Tarn, Shan-Ben Chen, and Changjiu Zhou Eds.), Series Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, Vol 299, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 2004, 281–303.
  6. Don Hong and Qingbo Xue, Construction of Piecewise Linear Prewavelets over Regular Triangulations, Journal of Concrete and Applicable Math, 4 (2006), 451-471.
  7. Jiansheng Cao, Don Hong, and Wenjun Huang, Construction of Small Support Piecewise Linear Prewavelets over Type-2 Triangulations, In Splines and Wavelets: Athens 2005 (G.R. Chen and M.J. Lai Eds.), pp. 105-122, Nashboro Press, Brentwood, 2006.
  8. Renee Ferguson and Don Hong , On airline revenue optimization problems, Concrete and Applicable Math, 5 (2007), 153-167.
  9. Xingchen Yuan, Don Hong, and Yu Shyr, Survival Model and Estimation for Lung Cancer Patients, In Quantitative Medical Data Analysis Using Math Tools and Statistical Techniques, pp. 201-222, World Scientific Publications, LLC., New Jersey, 2007.
  10. Jiansheng Cao and Don Hong, Parameterized Piecewise Linear Prewavelets over Type-2 Triangulations, International Journal of Applicable Analysis, 86 (2007) 83-98.
  11. Wavelet-Based Procedures for Proteomic MS Data Processing, (with Shuo Chen and Yu Shyr), Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 52 (2007), 211-220.
  12. A Novel Comprehensive Wave-form MS Data Processing Method, (with Shuo Chen, Ming Li, Dean Billheimer, Huiming Li, Baogang J. Xu, and Yu Shyr), Bioinformatics, 25 (2009), 808 - 814.
  13. Weighted Elastic Net Model for Mass Spectrometry Imaging Processing, (with Fengqing “Zoe” Zhang), Model. Nat. Phenom., Vol. 5, No. 3, 2010, pp. 115-133.
  14. Elastic Net Based Framework for Imaging Mass Spectrometry Data Biomarkers Selection and Classification, (with Fengqing Zhang), Statistics in Medicine, 30 (2011), 753768. DOI: 10.1002/sim.4147.
  15. Mathematical Tools and Statistical Techniques for Proteomic Data Mining, (with Shiyin Qin and Fengqing Zhang), International Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science, 5 (2010), no. 2, 123-140.
  16. Multi-Resolution Analysis Method for IMS Proteomic Data Biomarker Selection and Classification, (with Lu Xiong), British Journal of Mathematics & Computer Science, 5(1): 64-80, 2015.
  17. IMSmining: A Tool for Imaging Mass Spectrometry Data Biomarker Selection and Classification, (with J Liang, FZ Zhang, and J Zou), Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, Volume 139: Mathematics and Computing, pp.155-162, 2015. DOI 10.1007/978-81-322-2452-5_11.
  18. Tail Conditional Expectations for Extended Exponential Dispersion Models, (with Y. (Zoe) Ye and Q. Wu), American Research Journal of Mathematics, 1:4 (2015), 28-33.
  19. Statistical Methods for Medical Trend Analysis in Health Rate Review Process, (with Le Yin and Qiang Wu), Journal of Health & Medical Informatics, 7:219 (2016). doi:10.4172/2157-7420.1000219.
  20. Spatial Regularization for Multitask Learning and Application in fMRI Data Analysis, (with X. Yang, Q. Wu, and J.C. Zou), British Journal of Mathematics & Computer Science, 14:4 (2016), 1-13.
  21. Spatial Regularization for Neural Network and Application in Alzheimer’s Disease Classification, (with Xin Yang, Qiang Wu, and Jiancheng Zou), Proceedings of FTC 2016 - Future Technologies Conference 2016, 6-7 December 2016, San Francisco, United States, IEEE, pp.831-837, 2017.
  22. An MCMC-MRF Algorithm for Incorporating Spatial Information in IMS Proteomic Data Processing, (with Lu Xiong), In "Statistical Analysis of Proteomics, Metabolomics, and Lipidomics Data Using Mass Spectrometry," Datta, Susmita, Mertens, Bart J. A. (Eds.),Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp.81-99, 2017.
  23. Non-Gaussian Penalized PARAFAC Analysis for fMRI Data, (with Jingsai Liang and Jiancheng Zou), Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, (2019), DOI: 10.3389/fams.2019.00040.
  24. BERT Feature Based Model for Predicting the Helpfulness Scores of Online Customers Reviews, (with Shuzhe Xu and Sal Barbosa), The Future of Information and Communication Conference (FICC) 2020 Proceedings, "Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing," Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2020, pp.270-281. org/10.1007/978-3-030-39442-4,

Master Degree Students

  1. Bradley Dyer 
    1. Thesis Title: Optimal Triangulation Algorithm and MatLab Implementation
    2. Graduation Date: May 1999.
    3. Publication: Bradley Dyer and Don Hong, An algorithm for optimal triangulations on $C^1$ quartic spline approximation and MatLab implementation, J. of Computational Analysis and Applications 5(2003), 25--43.
    4. First Job: Instructor, Department of Math and Computer Sciences, Hazard Community College, Hazard, KY.
    5. Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Math and Computer Sciences, Hazard Community College, Hazard, KY.
    6. Bradley Dyer
  2. Yuchun (Anna) Mu
    1. Thesis Title: Wavelets Construction over Triangulations
    2. Graduate Date: August 1999.
    3. Publication: Don Hong and Yuchun Anna Mu, On construction of minimum supported piecewise linear prewavelets over triangulations, In: " Wavelets and Multiresolution Methods," (T.X. He ed.), pp. 181--201, Marcel Decker Pub., New York, 2000.
    4. First Job: Actuary, The St Paul Companies, Inc. 385 Washington Street St. Paul, MN 55102-9947.
    5. Current Position: Actuary, Nationwide companies, property and casualty, Columbus, OH. Email: muy@nationwide.com . FCAS, 2007
  3. Hao Gu
    1. Thesis Title: Wavelet Applications in Image Compression (MS in Computer Sciences, co-supervised with Martin Barrett)
    2. Graduate Date: May, 2000.
    3. Publication: Hao Gu, Don Hong , and M. Barrett, On still image compression, J. of Computational Analysis and Applications 5(2003), 45--75.
    4. First Job: Software Engineer, Firstlogic, Inc. , Raleigh, NC.
    5. Current Position: Lead Engineer - Software, PQSO Software Group, Eaton Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA.
    6. Email: HaoGu@eaton.com
  4. Renee Ferguson
    1. Thesis Title: On Airline Revenue Optimization Problems (MS in Math)
    2. Graduate Date: December 2000.
    3. Publication: Renee Ferguson and Don Hong , On airline revenue optimization problems, J. Concrete and Applicable Math, 5 (2007), 153-167.
    4. First Job and Current Position: Actuary, Office of the Chief Actuary, Social Security Administration, Baltimore, MD.
    5. Email: B.Renee.Ferguson@ssa.gov
    6. Current Position: Statistician, Office of Program Development and Research, Office of Retirement and Disability Policy, SSA, Baltimore, MD.
    7. Renee Ferguson
  5. Andrew Sell
    1. Thesis Title: A Punt Returner Location Problem in a Directionalizing Strategy (MS in Math, co-chaired with James Boland)
    2. Graduate Date: December 2000.
    3. First Job: Actuary, Merastar Insurance Company, PO Box 181101, Chattanooga, TN 37414-5336.
    4. Current Position: Product Manager, Northeast Region Kemper Auto and Home, Jacksonville Beach, FL.
    5. Email: wsell@kahg.com
  6. Lesley B. Reece
    1. Thesis Title: On Random Rates of Interest
    2. Graduate Date: May 2001.
    3. First Job and Current Position: Actuary, Social Security Administration, Room 700 Altmeyer, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235.
    4. Email: Lesley Reece
  7.  Rusell Mawk
    1. Thesis Title: On Spline Applications to Statistics (MS in Math, co-chaired with Robert Price)
    2. Graduate Date: May 2001.
    3. First Job and Current Position: Actuary, Merastar Insurance Company, PO Box 181101, Chattanooga, TN 37414-5336.
    4. Current Position: Actuary, First Acceptance Insurance Co Inc., Nashville, TN. Email: Rusty Mawk
  8. Panrong Xiao
    1. Thesis Title: Image compression using (bi-)orthogonal (spline) wavelets (MS in CS, co-chaired with Martin Barrett)
    2. Graduate Date: May 2001.
    3. Publication: Don Hong, Martin Barrett, and Panrong Xiao, Biorthogonal Spline Wavelets and EZW Coding for Image Compression, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, Vol. 299 (Tarn, Tzyh-Jong; Chen, Shan-Ben; Zhou, Changjiu (Eds.)) , Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2004, pp.281--303.
    4. First Job: Actuarial Analyst/DB Administrator, Lorraine Dorsa & Associates, Jacksonville Beach, FL.
    5. Email: Panrong Xiao
  9. Jiansheng Cao
    1. Thesis Title: Construction of smooth wavelets over triangulations.
    2. Graduate Date: August 2002.
    3. Publication: Jiansheng Cao, Don Hong, and Wenjun Huang, Construction of Small Support Piecewise Linear Prewavelets over Type-2 Triangulations, In: Splines and Wavelets: Athens 2005 (G.R. Chen and M.J. Lai Eds.), pp. 105-122, Nashboro Press, Brentwood, 2006.
    4. First Job: actuarial analyst/DB-Administrator, Lorraine Dorsa & Associates, Jacksonville Beach, FL.
      Current Position: Pension Actuary, Pension Services, Inc., Miami, FL.
    5. Current Position: Actuary at Pension Services, Inc., Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area Email: Jiansheng Cao
  10. Qingbo Xue
    1. Thesis Title: On bivariate piecewise linear wavelets over arbitrary triangulations.
    2. Graduate Date: August 2002.
    3. Publication: Don Hong and Qingbo Xue, Construction of Piecewise Linear Prewavelets over Regular Triangulations, Journal of Concrete and Applicable Mathematics, 4 (2006), 451-471.
    4. First Job: Ph.D. Student, Department of Mathematics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.
    5. Current Position: Pension Actuary, The Nolan Company, Kansas City, KS.
    6. Email: Qingbo Xue
  11. Xiaoyu Mu 
    1. Thesis Title: Ruin probabilities with dependent force of interest.
    2. Graduate Date: August 2003.
    3. First Job: Teaching Assistant (Ph.D. Student), Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
    4. Email: Xiaoyu Mu or xmu@utk.edu
    5. Xiaoyu Mu
  12. Yong Chen
    1. Thesis Title: Logspline Density Estimation with an Application to Survival Data of Lung Cancer Patients
    2. Graduate Date: August 2004.
    3. First Job: Teaching Assistant, Department of Statistics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.
    4. Current Position: Graduate Assistant, Quantitative and Computational Finance Program, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332.
    5. Email: Yong Chen or yong.chen@gatech.edu
  13. Shuo Chen
    1. Thesis Title: Clustering Analysis of MALDI-TOF MS Data from Lung Cancer Patients
    2. Graduate Date: December 2004.
    3. Publication: Shuo Chen, Don Hong, and Yu Shyr, Wavelet-Based Procedures for Proteomic MS Data Processing, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 52 (2007), 211-220.
    4. First Job: Bioinformatics Systems Engineer, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
    5. Current Position: Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. Email: Shuo Chen
  14. Xingchen Yuan
    1. Thesis Title: Survival Model and Estimation for Lung Cancer Patients
    2. Graduate Date: May 2005.
    3. Publication: Xingchen Yuan, Don Hong, and Yu Shyr, Survival Model and Estimation for Lung Cancer Patients, In: Quantitative Medical Data Analysis Using Math Tools and Statistical Techniques, pp. 201-222, World Scientific Publications, LLC., Singapore, 2007.
    4. First Job: Engineer II, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), Chicago, IL.
    5. Email: Xingchen Yuan
  15. Kazem Karimi
    1. Graduate Date: December 2007.
    2. First Job: Actuary, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN.
    3. Email: Kazem Karimi
  16. Linda Chang 
    1. Graduate Date: May 2008.
    2. Current Position: Associates at Bank of China, New York Branch. Email: Linda Chang
    3. Linda Change Nov
  17. Adam Niblett 
    1. Graduate Date: December 2008.
    2. Current Position: Math Instructor, Northeast Alabama Community College, Rainsville, Alabama. Email: Adam Niblett
    3. Adam Niblett
  18. Fengqing Zhang 
    1. Thesis Title: Multivariate Analysis Methods for IMS Data Biomarker Selection and Classification
    2. Graduate Date: May 2010 .
    3. Publication: D. Hong and F.Q. Zhang, Weighted Elastic-Net Model and Applications, Journal of Mathematical Modeling of Natural Phenomena, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2010, pp. 115-133.
    4. First Job: PhD Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Statistics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
    5. Email: Zoe Zhang
    6. 2011 CSGS Master's Thesis Award Recipient
    7. Current Job: Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology, Drexel University
    8. Fengqing Zhang
  19. Rong Lu 
    1. Thesis Title: Optimal Weighted FBAT-Wilcoxon Test for Time-to-onset Analysis of Alzheimer's Disease
    2. Graduate Date: May 2011 .
    3. First Job: PhD Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Biostatistics, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
    4. Email: Rong Lu
    5. Past Job: Biostatistical Consultant III at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.
    6. Current Job:
      Senior Biostatistician (Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist)
      University - Academic staff
    7. Rong Lu
  20. John Ihrie
    1. Project Title: USING WEB-BASED DATA MINING TOOLS TO EXPLORE SIMILARITIES AMONG DIFFERENT GENETIC PROGNOSIS PREDICTORS OF COLON CANCER
    2. Graduate Date: May 2011.
    3. First Job: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
    4. Email: John Ihrie
    5. Current Position: Fellowship at the FDA, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).
  21. MSPS 2011 Actuarial Graduate: Kyle W. Crump
  22. MS/MSPS 2012 Actuarial Graduates: Yingwei Li, Brent Osantowski, Bruce Williams, Harold D. Tuthill
    1. MS/MSP 2012 Group Image
  23. MS/MSPS 2013 Actuarial Graduates: Brandon T. Samson, Wilhelmina Dabrah, Min Li, Yu-Cheng Lin, Ying Peng, Caleb Shimberg Lianlian Zhou, Mengjia Zhou, Taotao Ding, Safder Khan, Jianxin Yang, Houston Higgs
  24. MS/MSPS 2014 Actuarial Graduates: Cliff W. Bowman, Lauren Chrisman, Ryan Farar, Dimple Mirpuri, Wuyan Li, Ningyuan Liang, Chuanlun Liu, Gabriel Owiredu-Boateng, James F. Walls, Alemayehu Z. Wolde, Yini Yu, Lucy Zhang, Tian Zhang, Menghan (Sarah) Lin, and
    1. Le Yin, MS Thesis/Project: Trend Analysis Methods and Algorithms, May 2014.
    2. Ye Ye, MS Thesis/Project: Tail Conditional Expectations for Extended Exponential Dispersion Models, August 2014.
  25. MS/MSPS 2015 Actuarial Graduates: Adam French, Kimberly N. Page, Zixun Qin, Jennifer M. Seat, Sirr Tiekeu, Shuzhe Xu, Haoxuan Zhang
  26. MS/MSPS 2016 Actuarial Graduates: Sule Dauda, Shelly Williams, Lan Wang, Tianyi Wei, Yunzhu Yang, Lianlian Zhou, Rachel Perri, Qin Zhou, Qing Zhuang, Guirong Fan, Andrew Santi, Kelab Short, and
    1. David Matthews, MS Thesis: DATA MINING AND MACHINE LEARNING ALGORITHMS FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION EARLY SEVERITY PREDICTION, May 2016.
  27. MS/MSPS 2017 Actuarial Graduates: Stephen Henderson, Donaldson Peay, Jessica Small, Mengyu Chen, Brent Carpenetti, Bowen Hou, Joseph Thomas, Xinwei Zhang
  28. MS/MSPS 2018 Actuarial Graduates: Holden French, Alex Boehm, Shannon Ghee, Kristin Wood, Zhixin Zhang, Mengxuan Wang, Shang Wang, Ning Tu, Li Kang, Hongli Li, William Puckett, Hanyuan Zhu, and
    1. Ye Fang, MS Thesis: PREDICTIVE MODELS FOR AIR SHOW TICKET SALES, May 2018.
  29. Chuanlong Zhang, MS Thesis: AGGREGATE LOSS PREDICTION USING MULTIPLE-CLASS CLASSIFICATION TECHNIQUES, August 2021.

 

Ph.D. Degree Students

  1. Lu (Gary) Xiong
    1. Ph.D. Dissertation: Statistical Computing Schemes for Proteomics Data Processing and Insurance Solvency Modeling, Graduate Date: December 2014.
    2. Past Jobs: Research Associate, Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.
    3. Current Position: Assistant Professor in Actuarial Science, MTSU. Email: Lu Xiong.
  2. Xin Yang
    1. Ph.D. Dissertation: Machine Learning Techniques for High-dimensional Neuroimaging Data Analysis, Graduate Date: August 2016.
    2. First Job: Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, AR 71753.
    3. Current Position: Assistant Professor in Computer Science, MTSU. Email: Xin Yang
  3. Jingsai Liang
    1. Ph.D. Dissertation: Regularized Statistical Techniques for High Dimensional Medical Imaging Data Processing, Graduate Date: May 2017.
    2. First Job: Assistant Professor of Data Science, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT . Email: Jingsai Liang
  4. Donglin Wang a. Ph.D. Dissertation Title: Applications of Deep Learning in Resting State Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data Analysis, Graduate Date: May 2021. Current Job: Instructor of Mathematics, MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN. Email: Donglin.Wang@mtsu.edu
  5. Shuzhe Xu
    1. Ph.D. Dissertation: APPLICATIONS OF MODERN NLP TECHNIQUES
      FOR REVIEW HELPFULNESS RANKING AND PREDICTIVE MODELING. Graduate Date: August 2021 (expected). Email: Shuzhe Xu
  6. Gabriel Toban
    1. Ph.D. Dissertation: REM SLEEP STAGE IDENTIFICATION WITH COMPUTATIONAL STATISTICS TECHNIQUES, Graduate Date: December 2021 (expected). Email: Gabriel Toban
  7. Filmon Gebreyesus
    1. Ph.D. Dissertation: Voice to Text Recognition For Tigrigna, Graduate Date: August 2022 (expected). Email: Filmon Gebreyesus

Visiting Scholars