Pang Du is a Statistical Consultant for DialySensors Inc., now Rametrix Technologies Inc.
Dr. Du has 20 years of research experience in statistics. He has been a faculty member at the Virginia Tech Department of Statistics since 2006. His research covers both the development of new statistical methodologies and novel applications of statistics to various studies in other disciplines. The major areas of his statistical research include functional data analysis, high dimensional data, failure time data analysis, nonparametric smooth estimation, ROC curve methodologies, among others. His research has been supported by 9 research grants, with total funding over 6.8 million dollars, including 3 sole-PI NSF grants, 2 USDA grants and 1 NIH R01 grant. He has produced over 50 publications in scientific journals and over 70 presentations at conferences and research institutions.
Dr. Du has been an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) since 2011. He is also a member of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the International Chinese Statistical Association. He has been on National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposal Review Panel four times as well as reviewed proposals for the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) and Hong Kong Baptist University. He is an Associate Editor for Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation (since 2015) and Statistics and Its Interface (since 2021). By the end of 2022, he has reviewed about 300 papers for more than 50 journals.
Dr. Du has been collaborating with John Robertson and Ryan Senger on biomedical research since 2017. They have co-authored 8 papers by 2022. One of them is the invention of a new baseline correction approach for Raman spectra called the ISREA™, whose patent application is under review. Together, they are working toward expanding the Rametrix® tools to various medical fields including kidney diseases, infectious diseases, organ transplant procurement, and cancer diagnosis.
Du earned his BS and MS in Mathematics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), MA in Mathematics and MSE in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University, and PhD in Statistics from Purdue University. He was an Assistant Professor at VT Statistics Department in 2006 – 2012 and has been an Associate Professor since 2012.