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Kwei Tang

Kwei Tang

Allison and Nancy Schleicher Chair Emeritus
Quantitative Methods

Education

Ph.D., Management Science, Purdue University
M.S., Applied Statistics, Bowling Green State University
B.S., Management Science, National Chiao Tung University

Professor Tang teaches data mining, quality management, applied statistics, management science, and research methods. His current research interests are data mining, on-line process control, integration of quality functions in a manufacturing organization, and e-commerce. His research and teaching have been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Research Council of Taiwan, Amazon.com, Louisiana Board of Regents, Louisiana State University Council on Research, and the Association of Diving Contractors. Professor Tang is a recipient of the 2003 Salgo Noren Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, the 1988 Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation, the 1998 Distinguished Alumni Award from National Chiao Tung University of Taiwan, and the 1996 Accomplished Graduates Award from the College of Business Administration, Bowling Green State University. He has had several honorary appointments, including TiasNimbas Faculty Fellow, University Chair at National Cheng Kung University of Taiwan, and Tien Cheng Chair at National Central University of Taiwan. He was named a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute in 2007. He is the founding editor of International Journal of Business and Information and a senior editor for Production and Operations Management. He has served as a department editor for IIE Transactions (on on-line quality control and several other journals. He has published more than 70 research papers in Management Science, Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics, Technometrics, IIE Transactions, Applied Statistics, Decision Sciences, and other journals. Before joining Krannert, Professor Tang served as chairman of the Quantitative Business Analysis Department, and has been E.J. Ourso Professor of Business Analysis, co-holder of Edward G. Schlieder Endowed Chair of Information Sciences, and Southern Scrap Material Company Faculty Fellow in TQM at Louisiana State University. His professional affiliations include Phi Kappa Phi, Omega Rho, Beta Gamma Sigma, INFORMS, ASQ, POM, and DSI.

Forthcoming Publications

  • Kao, H. P. and K. Tang Cost-Sensitive Decision Tree Induction with Label-Dependent Late Constraints. INFORMS Journal of Computing,

Journal Articles

  • Hu, H. W., Y. L. Chen, and K. Tang (2012). A Novel Decision Tree Method for Structured Continuous-label Classification. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, vol. PP (99), 1-13.
  • Tarakci, H., K. Tang, and S. Teyarachakul (2012). Learning and Forgetting Effects on Maintenance Outsourcing. IIE Transactions, vol. 45 449-463.
  • Huang, P. and K. Tang (2012). A Constructive Periodicity Bound for the Unbounded Knapsack Problem. Operations Research Letters, vol. 40 (5), 329-331.
  • Chen, Y. L., Y. H. Hu, and K. Tang (2009). Sequential Pattern Mining in Business-to-business (B2B) Environment. Information Sciences, vol. 35 (6), 677-694.
  • Tarakci, H., K. Tang, and S. Teyarachakul (2009). Learning Effects on Maintenance Outsourcing. European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 192 138–150.
  • Chen, Y. L., Chia-Chi Wu, K. Tang (2009). Building a Cost-constrained Decision Tree with Multiple Condition Attributes. Information Sciences, vol. 179 (7), 967-979.
  • Tseng, F.S., K. Tang, Moskowitz, and R. Plante (2009). Maintenance Outsourcing Contracts with Options for New Technology Adoptions. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, vol. 56 (2), 203-218.
  • Hu, H. W., Y. L. Chen, K. Tang (2009). A Dynamic Discretization Approach for Constructing a Decision Tree with Continuous Labels. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol. 21 (11), 1505-1514.
  • Chen, Y. L., H. W. Hu, and K. Tang (2009). Constructing a decision tree from data with hierarchical class labels. Expert Systems with Applications, vol. 36 4838–4847.
  • Chen, Y. L., Mi-Hao Kuo, Shin-Yi Wu, and K. Tang (2009). Discovering Recency, Frequency, and Monetary (RFM) Sequential Patterns from Customers’ Purchasing Data. Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, vol. 8 241-251.
  • Zhou, Z., Li, Y., and K. Tang (2009). Dynamic pricing and warranty policies for products with fixed lifetime. Eurpoean Journal of Operational Research, vol. 196 (3), 940-948.
  • Kim, I., H. Moskowitz, R. Plante, H.L. Seo, and K. Tang (2008). The Learning Curve: Knowledge Acquisition and Its Depreciation Revisited. International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management, vol. 13 77-94.
  • Tang, K., Chen, Y.L., and H.W. Hu (2008). Context-based Market Basket Analysis in a Multiple Store Environment. Decision Support Systems, vol. 45 (1), 150-163.
  • Tarakci, H., K. Tang, H. Moskowitz, and R. Plante (2006). Incentive Maintenance Contracts for Channel Coordination and Improvement. IIE Transactions, vol. 38 (8), 619-632.
  • Tarakci, H., K. Tang, H. Moskowitz, and R. Plante (2006). Maintenance Outsourcing of Multi-process Manufacturing Systems with Multiple Contractors. IIE Transactions, vol. 38 (1), 67-78.
  • Chen, Y.L., K. Tang, R.J. Shen, and Y.H. Hu (2005). Market Basket Analysis in a Multiple Store Environment. Decision Support Systems, vol. 40 (2), 339-354.
  • Chen, Y., & Tang, K. (2005). Finding The K-Th Shortest Path in a Time-schedule Network. Naval Research Logistics, vol. 52 (1), 93-102.
  • Tang, K., Gong, L., & Chang, D. (2003). Optimal Process Control Policies Under a Time-Varying Cost Structure. European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 149 197-210.
  • Chen, Y., Shaio, L., & Tang, K (2003). Time Analysis for Planning a Path in a Time-Window Network. Journal of Operational Research Society, vol. 54 (8), 860-870.
  • Ding, J., Gong, L., & Tang, K. (2002). Effect of Test Equipment Uncertainty on Product Testing Decisions. Production and Operations Management, vol. 11 (2), 125-138.
  • Tang, K. and J. Tang, (2002). Optimal Time-Based Pricing and Leadtime Policies for a Build-to-order Manufacturer. Production and Operations Management, vol. 11 (3), 374-392.
  • Chang, D., Tang, K., & Lai, C. (2000). Sensor-Based On-Line Screening Procedure and Tool Replacement Policy. International Journal of Management Theory and Practices, vol. 1 (1), 65-78.
  • Chen, Y., Rinks, D., & Tang, K. (2000). The First K Minimum Cost Paths in a Time-Schedule Network. Journal of Operational Research Society, vol. 52 (1), 102-108.
  • Williams, W., Tang, K., & Gong, L. (2000). Process Improvement for a Container-Filling Process with Random Shifts. International Journal of Production Economics, vol. 66 (1), 23-31.
  • Roan, J., Gong, L., & Tang, K. (2000). Joint Determination of Process Mean, Production Run Size and Raw Material Order Quantity. International Journal of Production Economics, vol. 63 (3), 303-317.
  • Tang, K., Williams, W., Jwo, W., & Gong, L. (1999). Performance Comparison Between On-line Sensors and Control Charts in Manufacturing Process Monitoring. IIE Transactions, vol. 31 (12), 1181-1190.
  • Chun, Y., & Tang, K. (1999). Cost Analysis of Two-Attribute Warranty Policies Based on the Product Usage Rate. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, vol. 46 (2), 201-209.
  • Chen, Y., & Tang, K. (1998). Minimum-Time Paths in Mixed-Nodes Time-Schedule Networks. Computers and Operations Research, vol. 25 (10), 793-805.
  • Gong, L., Roan, J., & Tang, K. (1998). Process Mean Determination with Quantity Discounts in Raw Material Cost. Decision Sciences, vol. 29 (1), 269-300.
  • Tang, J., Tang, K., & Moskowitz, H. (1997). Bayesian Estimation of System Reliability from Component Test Data. Naval Research Logistics, vol. 44 (1), 127-146.
  • Gong, L., Jwo, W., & Tang, K. (1997). Using On-line Sensors in Statistical Process Control. Management Science, vol. 43 (7), 1017-1029.
  • Chen, Y., Rinks, D., & Tang, K. (1997). Critical Paths in an Activity Network with Time Constraints. European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 100 122-133.
  • Roan, J., Gong, L., & Tang, K. (1997). Process Mean Determination under Constant Material Supply. European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 99 (2), 353-365.
  • Liao, T., & Tang, K. (1997). Automated Extraction of Welds from Digitized Radiographic Images Based on MlP Neural Networks. Applied Artificial Intelligence, vol. 11 197-218.
  • Chen, Y., & Tang, K. (1997). Shortest Paths in Time-Schedule Networks. International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management, vol. 3 (3), 157-173.
  • Gong, L., Pruett, J., & Tang, K. (1997). A Markovian Model for Process Setup and Improvement. Naval Research Logistics, vol. 44 383-400.
  • Gong, L., & Tang, K. (1997). Monitoring Machine Operations Using On-line Sensors. European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 96 479-492.
  • Chun, Y., & Tang, K. (1995). Determining the Optimal Warranty Price in the Free-Replacement, Fixed-Period Warranty Policy. European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 85 (1), 579-593.
  • Tang, K., & Tang, J. (1994). Design of Screening Procedures: A Review. Journal of Quality Technology, vol. 26 (3), 209-226.
  • Tang, J., Tang, K., & Moskowitz, H. (1994). Bayesian Confidence Intervals for Reliability of Series Systems with Highly Reliable Components. IEEE Transactions on Reliability, vol. 43 (1), 132-137.
  • Kim, C., Tang, K., & Peters, M. (1994). A Two-Stage Procedure for Three-Class Screening. European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 79 431-442.
  • Tang, K., & Lo, J. (1993). Determination of the Optimal Process Mean when Inspection is Based on a Correlated Variable. IIE Transactions, vol. 25 (3), 66-72.
  • Tang, J., & Tang, K. (1993). A Note on Parallel Equipment Replacement. Naval Research Logistics, vol. 40 569-573.
  • Chou, K., & Tang, K. (1992). Burn-in Time and Estimation of Change-point with Weibull-exponential Distribution. Decision Sciences, vol. 23 (3), 973-990.
  • Schneider, H., Lin, B., & Tang, K. (1992). Renewal Function Estimation with Censored Data in a Warranty Analysis. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, vol. 42 125-135.
  • Moskowitz, H., & Tang, K. (1992). Bayesian Variables Acceptance Sampling Plans: Quadratic Loss Function and Step-loss Function. Technometrics, vol. 34 (3), 340-347.
  • Chen, Y., & Tang, K. (1992). A Pictorial Approach to Poor-Quality Cost Management. Transactions on Engineering Management, vol. 39 (2), 149-157.
  • Park, J., Peters, M., & Tang, K. (1991). Optimal Inspection Policy in Sequential Screening. Management Science, vol. 37 (8), 1058-1061.
  • Tang, K. (1991). Design of Multi-stage Screening Procedures for a Serial Production System. European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 52 (3), 280-290.
  • Lo, Y., & Tang, K. (1990). Economic Design of Multi-characteristic Models for a Three-class Screening Procedure. International Journal of Production Research, vol. 28 (12), 2341-2351.
  • Ringuest, J., & Tang, K. (1990). Empirical Comparisons of Five Procedures for Combining or Selecting Forecasts. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, vol. 23 (4), 217-225.
  • Schneider, H., Tang, K., & O'Cinneide, C. (1990). Optimal Control of a Production Process Subject to Random Deterioration. Operations Research, vol. 38 (6), 1116-1122.
  • Tang, K. (1990). Design of Product Grading Procedures. Decision Sciences, vol. 21 (2), 434-445.
  • Tang, K., & Schneider, H. (1990). Cost Effectiveness of Using a Correlated Variable in a Complete Inspection Plan when Inspection Error is Present. Naval Research Logistics, vol. 37 893-904.
  • Schneider, H., & Tang, K. (1990). Adaptive Procedures for the Two-stage Group Testing Problem Based on Prior Distributions and Costs. Technometrics, vol. 32 (4), 397-405.
  • Harper, R., Strawser, J., & Tang, K. (1990). Establishing Investigation Thresholds for Preliminary Analytical Procedures. Journal of Practice and Theory, vol. 9 (3), 115-133.
  • Tang, K., & Tang, J. (1989). Design of Product Specifications for Multi-characteristic Inspection. Management Science, vol. 35 (6), 743-756.
  • Tang, J., & Tang, K. (1989). A Two-sided Screening Procedure Using Several Correlated Variables. IIE Transactions, vol. 21 (4), 333-336.
  • Tang, K. (1988). Design of a Two-stage Screening Procedure Using a Correlated Variable. Naval Research Logistics, vol. 35 (5), 513-533.
  • Tang, K. (1988). Economic Design of a Two-sided Screening Procedure Using a Correlated Variable. Applied Statistics, vol. 37 (2), 231-241.
  • Peters, M., Schneider, H., & Tang, K. (1988). Joint Determination of Optimal Inventory and Quality Control Policy. Management Science, vol. 34 (8), 991-1004.
  • Schneider, H., O'Cinneide, C., & Tang, K. (1988). Optimal Control of a Production Process Subject to AOQL Constraint. Naval Research Logistics, vol. 35 383-395.
  • Tang, K., & Schneider, H. (1988). Selection of The Optimal Inspection Precision Level for a Complete Inspection Plan. Journal of Quality Technology, vol. 20 (3), 153-156.
  • Tang, K. (1988). Economic Design of Product Specifications for a Complete Inspection Plan. Journal of Production Research, vol. 26 (2), 203-217.
  • Tang, K. (1988). An Economic Model for Vendor Selection. Journal of Quality Technology, vol. 20 (2), 81-89.
  • Tang, K. (1987). Economic Design of a One-sided Screening Procedure Using a Correlated Variable. Technometrics, vol. 29 (4), 477-485.
  • Ringuest, J., & Tang, K. (1987). Simple Rules for Combining Forecasts: Some Empirical Results. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, vol. 21 (4), 239-243.
  • Tang, K., & Schneider, H. (1987). The Economic Effects of Inspection Error on a Complete Inspection Plan. IIE Transactions, vol. 19 (4), 421-428.
  • Tang, K., Plante, R., & Moskowitz, H. (1987). Stepwise Inspection in Bayesian Multiattribute Acceptance Sampling. Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, vol. 34 (4), 469-486.
  • Tang, K., Peters, M., & Tang, J. (1987). Constructing and Maintaining a Beta Process Distribution for Bayesian Quality Audit Systems. IIE Transactions, vol. 19 (1), 98-106.
  • Tang, K., Tang, J., & Moskowitz, H. (1987). Estimating Low Process Average by Inverse Binomial Sampling. International Journal of Production Research, vol. 25 (1), 57-69.
  • Crosby, M., Plante, R., & Tang, K. (1987). An Economic Modeling Approach for the Determination of Materiality in Auditing. Decision Sciences, vol. 18 (1), 108-115.
  • Tang, K., Plante, R., & Moskowitz, H. (1986). Multiattribute Bayesian Acceptance Sampling Plans under Nondestructive Inspection. Management Science, vol. 32 (6), 739-750.
  • Moskowitz, H., Plante, R., & Tang, K. (1986). Multiattribute Acceptance Sampling in Serial Production Systems. IIE Transactions, vol. 18 (2), 130-137.
  • Chand, S., & Tang, K. (1985). A Comparison of Average and Discounted Cost Models for The Dynamic Lot Size Inventory Problem. European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 22 (1), 9-18.
  • Moskowitz, H., Plante, R., Tang, K., & Ravindran, A. (1984). Multiattribute Bayesian Acceptance Sampling Plans for Screening and Scrapping Rejected Lots. IIE Transactions, vol. 16 (2), 185-192.

Book Chapters

  • Liu, J., Tang, K., & Chun, Y. (1997). Container-Filling Problem under Capacity Constraints. Kluwer, 215-229.
  • Tang, K., & Pruett, J. (1994). Manufacturing Process Quality Control and Improvement. Wiley & Sons, 649-671.
  • Tang, K. (1992). Inspection Systems. Wiley & Sons, 583-608.

Contact

ktang@purdue.edu

Area(s) of Expertise

Data Mining\Analytical Consulting\Quality Management\Service Contracts