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Kwei Tang

Kwei Tang

Visiting Full Professor
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

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Kwei Tang is the Allison and Nancy Schleicher Chair of Management Emeritus and Visiting Professor in Quantitative Methods. His teaching and research interests include business analytics, data mining, quality management, and research methods. Prior to returning to Krannert in 2020, he served as University Chair Professor and Dean of College of Commerce at National Chengchi University, Taiwan. He has also served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Dean for Programs and Student Services at the Krannert School. Professor Tang received a B.S. from National Chiao Tung University of Taiwan, an M.S. from Bowling Green State University, and a Ph.D. in Management Science from Purdue University. He is a recipient of the 1988 Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation, the 1998 Distinguished Alumni Award from National Chiao Tung University, and the 2019 John S. Day Distinguished Alumni Academic Service Award from Purdue University. He also received the 2003 Salgo Noren Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, which is a recognition as the best teacher in the Master's programs at the Krannert School voted by students.  Professor Tang is a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute, Senior Editor for Production and Operations Management, and the Founding President of the Taiwan Association of Business Schools.

Journal Articles

  • Wu, C. C., Y. L. Chen, and K., Tang (2019). Cost-Sensitive Decision Tree with Multiple Resource Constraints. Applied Intelligence, vol. 49 (10), 3765-3782.
  • Fang, Y.H., K. Tang, Chia-Ying Li, and Chia-Chi Wu (2018). On Electronic Word-of-Mouth Diffusion in Social Networks: Curiosity and Influence. International Journal of Advertising, vol. 37 (3), 360-384.
  • Chen, Y.L., C.C. Wu, and K. Tang (2016). Time-constrained Cost Sensitive Decision Tree Induction. Information Sciences, vol. 354 140-152.
  • Fang, Y.H. and K. Tang (2016). Involuntary migration in cyberspaces: The case of MSN messenger discontinuation. Telematics and Informatics, vol. 34 (1), 177-193.
  • Yan, X., H. Zhao, and K. Tang (2015). Requirement or Promise? An Analysis of the First-Mover Advantage in Quality Contracting. Production and Operations Management, vol. 24 (6), 917-933.
  • Chen, Y. L., K. Tang, C. C. Wu, J. Y. Jheng (2014). Predicting the Influence of Users’ Posted Information for eWOM Advertising in Social Networks. Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, vol. 13 431-439.
  • Kao, H. P. and K. Tang (2014). Cost-Sensitive Decision Tree Induction with Label-Dependent Late Constraints. INFORMS Journal of Computing, vol. 26 (2), 238-252.
  • Tarakci, H., K. Tang, and S. Teyarachakul (2013). Learning and Forgetting Effects on Maintenance Outsourcing. IIE Transactions, vol. 45 449-463.
  • Hu, H. W., Y. L. Chen, and K. Tang (2013). A Novel Decision Tree Method for Structured Continuous-label Classification. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, vol. PP (99), 1-13.
  • Huang, P. and K. Tang (2012). A Constructive Periodicity Bound for the Unbounded Knapsack Problem. Operations Research Letters, vol. 40 (5), 329-331.
  • Tarakci, H., K. Tang, and S. Teyarachakul (2009). Learning Effects on Maintenance Outsourcing. European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 192 138–150.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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). Maintenance Outsourcing of Multi-process Manufacturing Systems with Multiple Contractors. IIE Transactions, vol. 38 (1), 67-78.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gong, L., Roan, J., & Tang, K. (1998). Process Mean Determination with Quantity Discounts in Raw Material Cost. Decision Sciences, vol. 29 (1), 269-300.
  • Chen, Y., & Tang, K. (1998). Minimum-Time Paths in Mixed-Nodes Time-Schedule Networks. Computers and Operations Research, vol. 25 (10), 793-805.
  • Roan, J., Gong, L., & Tang, K. (1997). Process Mean Determination under Constant Material Supply. European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 99 (2), 353-365.
  • Gong, L., & Tang, K. (1997). Monitoring Machine Operations Using On-line Sensors. European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 96 479-492.
  • 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.
  • Tang, J., Tang, K., & Moskowitz, H. (1997). Bayesian Estimation of System Reliability from Component Test Data. Naval Research Logistics, vol. 44 (1), 127-146.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • Tang, K., & Tang, J. (1994). Design of Screening Procedures: A Review. Journal of Quality Technology, vol. 26 (3), 209-226.
  • 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.
  • Chen, Y., & Tang, K. (1992). A Pictorial Approach to Poor-Quality Cost Management. Transactions on Engineering Management, vol. 39 (2), 149-157.
  • Moskowitz, H., & Tang, K. (1992). Bayesian Variables Acceptance Sampling Plans: Quadratic Loss Function and Step-loss Function. Technometrics, vol. 34 (3), 340-347.
  • 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.
  • Chou, K., & Tang, K. (1992). Burn-in Time and Estimation of Change-point with Weibull-exponential Distribution. Decision Sciences, vol. 23 (3), 973-990.
  • Tang, K. (1991). Design of Multi-stage Screening Procedures for a Serial Production System. European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 52 (3), 280-290.
  • Park, J., Peters, M., & Tang, K. (1991). Optimal Inspection Policy in Sequential Screening. Management Science, vol. 37 (8), 1058-1061.
  • Tang, K. (1990). Design of Product Grading Procedures. Decision Sciences, vol. 21 (2), 434-445.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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). An Economic Model for Vendor Selection. Journal of Quality Technology, vol. 20 (2), 81-89.
  • Tang, K. (1988). Economic Design of Product Specifications for a Complete Inspection Plan. Journal of Production Research, vol. 26 (2), 203-217.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Peters, M., Schneider, H., & Tang, K. (1988). Joint Determination of Optimal Inventory and Quality Control Policy. Management Science, vol. 34 (8), 991-1004.
  • Tang, K. (1988). Economic Design of a Two-sided Screening Procedure Using a Correlated Variable. Applied Statistics, vol. 37 (2), 231-241.
  • Tang, K. (1988). Design of a Two-stage Screening Procedure Using a Correlated Variable. Naval Research Logistics, vol. 35 (5), 513-533.
  • 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., Tang, J., & Moskowitz, H. (1987). Estimating Low Process Average by Inverse Binomial Sampling. International Journal of Production Research, vol. 25 (1), 57-69.
  • 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., Plante, R., & Moskowitz, H. (1987). Stepwise Inspection in Bayesian Multiattribute Acceptance Sampling. Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, vol. 34 (4), 469-486.
  • Tang, K., & Schneider, H. (1987). The Economic Effects of Inspection Error on a Complete Inspection Plan. IIE Transactions, vol. 19 (4), 421-428.
  • Ringuest, J., & Tang, K. (1987). Simple Rules for Combining Forecasts: Some Empirical Results. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, vol. 21 (4), 239-243.
  • Tang, K. (1987). Economic Design of a One-sided Screening Procedure Using a Correlated Variable. Technometrics, vol. 29 (4), 477-485.
  • 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
Phone: (765) 494-4504

Area(s) of Expertise

Data Mining\Analytical Consulting\Quality Management\Service Contracts