Professor (Tony) Jianguo Sun is a Curators’ Distinguished Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Missouri, USA. He is a world-leading researcher in survival data analysis and has in particular been working on the analysis of interval-censored data for over 30 years. He has published over 200 papers and three books and has been invited several times to write review articles on the analysis of interval-censored data. Professor Sun is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute.
Professor (Din) Ding-Geng Chen received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Guelph (Canada) in 1995 and is now executive director and professor in Biostatistics at the College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University. He served as a professor in biostatistics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, a biostatistics professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and held the Karl E. Peace endowed eminent scholar chair in biostatistics at the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University. Dr. Chen is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and a senior expert consultant for biopharmaceuticals and government agencies with extensive expertise in clinical trial biostatistics. He has more than 200 scientific publications and has co-authored/co-edited 33 books on clinical trials, survival data, meta-analysis, Monte-Carlo simulation-based statistical modeling, causal inference, big data analytics, and statistical modeling for public health applications. His research has been funded as PI/Co-PI from NIH R01s and other multi-milliondollar state and federal government agencies.