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George Tseng

George Tseng

Program: Cancer Biology


Dr. George Tseng is Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Departments of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. He also has secondary appointments in Human Genetics, and Computational and Systems Biology. He received BS (1997) and MS (1999) in Mathematics from the National Taiwan University under Dr. Hung Chen, and ScD (2003) in Biostatistics from the Harvard School of Public Health under Dr. Wing Hung Wong's lab. He joined Pitt since 2003 and leads a research group in Bioinformatics and Statistical Learning. His research interests focus on statistical modeling and applications for -omics and bioinformatic problems to improve precision medicine and human health. His research group has published 90+ methodological/major papers and 115+ collaborative papers (as of Mar 2023), in addition to co-invention of 5 patents. He has received multiple awards, including ASA Fellow, Statistician of the Year (ASA Pittsburgh Chapter), and Provost's Award for Excellence in PhD Mentoring (University of Pittsburgh). Collaboration with biological and clinical labs plays an important role where most of his projects and methodological ideas come from. 

Dr. Tseng has actively served in the statistical community, including President of ASA Pittsburgh Chapter in 2014-2017 (President-Elect, President and Past-President), Chair of ASA Section on Statistics in Genomics and Genetics (SSGG) in 2023-2025 (Chair-Elect, Chair and Past-Chair), and Board of Directors of International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA) in 2024-2026.

Research Interests and Keywords
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cancer Computational Biology
  • Statistical Machine Learning
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