Faculty Profile for Dr. Qiang Zhao

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Dr. Qiang Zhao
Associate Professor — Mathematics
MCS 481
phone: (512) 245-3737

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Missouri - Columbia in 2004.

Research Interests

Development of statistical procedures for comparing treatments in terms of survival time for various types of censored data, estimation of survival and mean functions and treatment comparisons for recurrent event data, and regression analysis for microarray gene expression data when the response is failure time.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Zhao, Q. (2015, January). Package “glrt”  (version 2.0). USA: Comprehensive R Archive Network. Retrieved from https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/glrt/glrt.pdf
  • Zhao, X., Duan, R., Zhao, Q., & Sun, J. (2013). A New Class of Generalized Log Rank Tests for Interval-censored Failure Time Data. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 60, 123–131. Retrieved from www.elsevier.com/locate/csda
  • Zhao, Q. (2012). gLRT - A New R Package for Analyzing Interval-censored Survival Data. In Interval-Censored Time-to-Event Data: Methods and Applications (pp. 377–396). USA: CRC Press.
  • Zhao, Q. (2012). Disease Survival Rate. In Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society (Vol. 1, pp. 311–312). USA: Salem Press.
  • Gao, B. J., Griffith, O. L., Ester, M., Xiong, H., Zhao, Q., & Jones, S. J. M. (2012). On the Deep Order-preserving Submatrix Problem: A Best-effort Approach. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 24(2), 309–325. Retrieved from https://www.computer.org/web/tkde

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Graduate Faculty. September 2006 - June 2026
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Graduating Student Recognition of Campus Support (from Lawrence Warren). July 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Certificate of Recognition from Siemens Foundation. January 28, 2013
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Mathworks Research Mentor Recognition, Texas Mathworks. 2010
  • Award / Honor Nominee: 2009 Dean's Nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, College of Science, Texas State University. 2009

Selected Grants

  • Yang, Yong (Principal), Keller, Thomas M (Co-Principal), Sun, Shuying (Supporting), Zhao, Qiang (Supporting), Dochtermann, Anton (Supporting), Oh, Suho (Supporting). REU Site: Algebra, Combinatorics, and Statistics, NSF, Federal, $305417. (Submitted: August 2021, Funded: March 1, 2022 - February 28, 2025). Grant.
  • Pan, Xi (Principal), Hwang, Sangchul Scott (Co-Principal), Westerberg, Carmen E (Supporting), Zhao, Qiang (Supporting). Exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) on Cognitive Function in Firefighters in Central Texas, Texas State University, $30000. (Funded: 2023 - 2024). Grant.
  • Dochtermann, Anton M (Supporting), Keller, Thomas M (Co-Principal), Oh, Suho (Supporting), Sun, Shuying (Supporting), Yang, Yong (Principal), Zhao, Qiang (Supporting). REU Site: Algebra, Combinatorics, and Statistics, NSF, Federal, $269696. (Submitted: August 18, 2017, Funded: September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2021). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Program and Curriculum Committee
September 2016-2024
Statistics Qualifying Exam Committee
January 2013-2024
Budget Committee
August 2023-August 2024
Recommendation letter writer
Wrote 29 recommendation letters for 5 students
January 2023-December 2023
2024 Tenure-track Assist Professor Hiring Committee
March 2023-December 31, 2023