Ming-Hung Kao

Biography

Ming-Hung Kao’s primary research interest is in the design of experiments. Motivated by real-world applications, he has been developing insightful statistical theory and efficient computational methods for identifying optimal experimental designs that allow experimenters to collect the most informative data at minimum cost to make precise and valid statistical inference. His current research focus is on the development of high-quality designs for functional neuroimaging experiments where pioneering brain mapping technologies are utilized to improve knowledge about the inner workings of the human brain.

Education

  • Ph.D. Statistics, University of Georgia 2009
  • M.S. Statistics, National Central University, Taiwan 1999
  • B.S. Mathematics, National Central University, Taiwan 1997

 

Publications

  • Kao, M.-H. A New Type of Experimental Designs for Event-Related fMRI via Hadamard Matrices. Statistics & Probability Letters (2014).
  • Kao, M.-H., and Mittelmann, D. H. A Fast Algorithm For Constructing Efficient Event-Related fMRI Designs. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation (2014).
  • Kao, M.-H., Tamkit, M., and Wong, W. K. Recent Developments in Optimal Experimental Designs for Functional MRI. World Journal of Radiology (2014).
  • Kao, M.-H. On the Optimality of Extended Maximal Length Linear Feedback Shift Register Sequences. Statistics & Probability Letters (2013).
  • Kao, M.-H., Majumdar, D., Mandal, A. and Stufken, J. Maximin And Maximin Efficient Event-Related fMRI Designs under A Nonlinear Model. Annals of Applied Statistics (2013).
  • Kao, M.-H., Mandal, A., and Stufken, J. Constrained Multi-objective Designs for Functional MRI Experiments via A Modified Nondominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (2012).
  • Kao, Ming-Hung Kao; Mandal, Abhyuday; Stufken, John. Constrained Multi-objective Designs for Functional MRI Experiments via A Modified NSGA-II. Technical Report (2010).
  • Kao, Ming-Hung Mandal, Abhyuday Lazar, Nicole Stufken, John. Multi-objective optimal experimental designs for event-related fMRI studies. NeuroImage (2009).
  • Kao, Ming-Hung Mandal, Abhyuday Stufken, John. Efficient Designs for Event-Related Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Multiple Scanning Sessions. Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods (2009).
  • Kao, Ming-Hung. Multi-Objective Optimal Experimental Designs for ER-fMRI Using MATLAB. Journal of Statistical Software (2009).
  • Ming-Hung Kao. Optimal Experimental Designs for Event-Related Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. (2009).
  • Kao, Ming-Hung Mandal, Abhyuday Stufken, John. Optimal Design for Event-Related Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Considering Both Individual Stimulus Effects and Pairwise Contrasts. Statistics and Applications (2008).

Research Activity

Teaching Website

Courses

Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
STP 584 Internship
STP 595 Continuing Registration
STP 784 Internship
STP 792 Research
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
STP 531 Applied Analysis of Variance
STP 590 Reading and Conference
STP 593 Applied Project
APM 792 Research
STP 792 Research
STP 799 Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
STP 530 Applied Regression Analysis
STP 535 Applied Sampling Methodology
MAT 590 Reading and Conference
STP 590 Reading and Conference
MAT 591 Seminar
STP 591 Seminar
STP 593 Applied Project
STP 595 Continuing Registration
STP 792 Research
APM 792 Research
STP 799 Dissertation
APM 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
STP 595 Continuing Registration
STP 792 Research
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
STP 531 Applied Analysis of Variance
STP 590 Reading and Conference
STP 593 Applied Project
APM 792 Research
STP 792 Research
STP 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
MAT 590 Reading and Conference
MAT 591 Seminar
STP 591 Seminar
STP 593 Applied Project
STP 595 Continuing Registration
STP 598 Special Topics
STP 792 Research
APM 792 Research
APM 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
STP 595 Continuing Registration
STP 792 Research
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
STP 590 Reading and Conference
STP 593 Applied Project
APM 792 Research
STP 792 Research
STP 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
STP 526 Theory/Statistic Linear Models
MAT 590 Reading and Conference
MAT 591 Seminar
STP 591 Seminar
STP 593 Applied Project
STP 595 Continuing Registration
STP 598 Special Topics
APM 792 Research
STP 792 Research
APM 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
STP 595 Continuing Registration
STP 792 Research
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
STP 502 Theory of Stats II: Inference
STP 531 Applied Analysis of Variance
STP 590 Reading and Conference
STP 593 Applied Project
STP 792 Research
APM 792 Research
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
STP 526 Theory/Statistic Linear Models
STP 590 Reading and Conference
STP 593 Applied Project
STP 595 Continuing Registration
STP 792 Research
APM 792 Research
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
STP 590 Reading and Conference
STP 595 Continuing Registration
STP 792 Research
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
STP 590 Reading and Conference
STP 593 Applied Project
STP 598 Special Topics
STP 599 Thesis
STP 792 Research
APM 792 Research
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
STP 526 Theory/Statistic Linear Models
STP 590 Reading and Conference
STP 593 Applied Project
STP 595 Continuing Registration
STP 599 Thesis
STP 792 Research
STP 795 Continuing Registration
STP 799 Dissertation

Presentations

  • Kao, M.-H. Recent Developments in Optimal Experimental Designs for Functional MRI. 7th International Conference of the ERCIM WG on Computational and Methodological Statistic (Dec 2014).
  • Kao, M.-H. Universally Optimal fMRI Designs for Comparing Hemodynamic Response Functions. Joint Statistical Meetings (Aug 2014).
  • Kao, M.-H. Recent Developments in Optimal Experimental Designs for Functional MRI. the Conference on Experimental Design and Analysis 2014 (Jul 2014).
  • Kao, M.-H. Optimal fMRI Experimental Designs for Contrasts between Hemodynamic Response Functions. the 3rd Institute of Mathematical Statistics Asia Pacific Rim Meeting (Jun 2014).
  • Kao, M.-H. On the Statistical Optimality of Some Designs for fMRI Experiments. the 23rd South Taiwan Statistics Conference and 2014 Chinese Institute of Probability and Statistics (Jun 2014).
  • Kao, M.-H. Recent Developments in Optimal Experimental Designs for Functional MRI. Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at University of Illinois at Chicago (Apr 2014).
  • Kao, M.-H. Recent Developments in Optimal Experimental Designs for Functional MRI. Department of Mathematical Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (Feb 2014).
  • Kao, M.-H. Optimal Experimental Designs for Functional MRI: An Overview. Design and Analysis of Experiments Research Group Meeting, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (Feb 2014).
  • Kao, M.-H. Recent Developments in Optimal Experimental Designs for Functional MRI. Department of Statistics at University of Georgia (Jan 2014).
  • Kao, M.-H. On the Optimality of Extended Maximal Length Linear Feedback Shift Register Sequences. the Joint Statistical Meetings (Aug 2013).
  • Kao, M.-H. A New Type of Experimental Designs for Event-Related fMRI Via Hadamard Matrices. the 2013 WNAR/IMS Annual Meeting (Jun 2013).
  • Kao, M.-H. Constrained Multi-Objective Designs for Functional MRI Experiments Via A Modified Nondominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm. the 20th ASA/IMS Spring Research Conference on Statistics in Industry and Technology (Jun 2013).
  • Kao, M.-H. Maximin and Maximin Efficient Designs for fMRI Experiments. the 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Biometrics & Biostatistics (Jun 2013).
  • Kao, M.-H. On the Statistical Optimality of Some Designs for fMRI Experiments and A New Type of fMRI Designs Via Hadamard Matrices. School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences (Statistics Seminar), Arizona State University (Apr 2013).
  • Kao, M.-H. Maximin and Maximin Efficient Designs for Functional MRI Experiments. Department of Statistics, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (Jan 2013).
  • Kao, Ming-Hung. Maximin and Maximin Efficient Designs for fMRI Experiments. Design and Analysis of Experiments Conference (Oct 2012).
  • Kao, Ming-Hung. Experimental Designs for Functional MRI with Compound Stimulus. Joint Statistical Meetings (Jul 2012).
  • Kao, Ming-Hung. Robust Event-Related fMRI Designs under A Nonlinear Model. the 6th World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts (Jun 2012).
  • Kao, Ming-Hung. Experimental Designs for Event-Related fMRI Studies. School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences (Computational/Applied Mathematics Seminar), ASU (Feb 2012).
  • Kao, Ming-Hung. Multi-Objective fMRI Designs with Unequal Epoch Length via NSGA-II. the Fifth International Workshop: Statistical Analysis of Neuronal Data (SAND5) (May 2011).
  • Kao, Ming-Hung. Experimental Designs for Functional MRI with Compound Stimulus. International Conference on Design of Experiments (May 2011).
  • Kao, Ming-Hung. Experimental Designs for Functional MRI. fMRI Data Analysis Group (Mar 2011).
  • Kao, Ming-Hung; Mandal, Abhyuday; Stufken, John. Constrained Multi-objective Designs for Functional MRI via A Modified NSGA-II. The 2010 Annual Meeting of Chinese Statistical Society and International Statistical Conference (Dec 2010).
  • Kao, Ming-Hung. Two Experimental Design Issues for Functional MRI. School of Mathematical \& Statistical Sciences (Statistics Seminar) (Nov 2010).
  • Kao, Ming-Hung. Multi-Objective fMRI Designs with Unequal Epoch Length via NSGA-II. Joint Research Conference (JRC) on Statistics in Quality, Industry and Technology (May 2010).
  • Kao, Ming-Hung. Multi-Objective fMRI Designs with Unequal Epoch Length via NSGA-II. New England Statistics Symposium (NESS) (Apr 2010).
  • Kao, Ming-Hung Mandal, Abhyuday Majumdar, Dibyen Stufken, John. Efficient Experimental Designs Under a Nonlinear Model for Event-Related fMRI. Institute of Statsitics, National Central University (Taiwan) (Dec 2009).
  • Kao, Ming-Hung Mandal, Abhyuday Majumdar, Dibyen Stufken, John. Efficient Experimental Designs Under a Nonlinear Model for Event-Related fMRI. Department of Applied Mathematics, National Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan) (Dec 2009).
  • Kao, Ming-Hung. Efficient Experimental Designs for Event-Related Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences (Mathematical Methods of Imaging Seminar) (Nov 2009).
  • Kao, Ming-Hung Mandal, Abhyuday Majumdar, Dibyen Stufken, John. Efficient Experimental Designs Under a Nonlinear Model for Event-Related fMRI. Design and Analysis of Experiments (DAE) Conference (Oct 2009).
  • Kao, Ming-Hung Mandal, Abhyuday Majumdar, Dibyen Stufken, John. Efficient Experimental Designs Under a Nonlinear Model for Event-Related fMRI. School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences (Statistics Seminar) (Oct 2009).
  • Kao, Ming-Hung Mandal, Abhyuday Majumdar, Dibyen Stufken, John. Efficient Experimental Designs Under a Nonlinear Model for Event-Related fMRI. Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM) (Aug 2009).

Honors/Awards

  • NSF CAREER Award
  • IMS Travel Award
  • ASA Student Paper Award
  • James L. Carmon Scholarship
  • R. L. Anderson Award
  • The Best Senior Student in statistics at UGA
  • The Best Beginning Theoretical Student in statistics at UGA
  • University-Wide Graduate School Assistantship
  • Scholarship of Cathay Life Charity Foundation
  • Honorary Member of the Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society of the Republic of China

Editorships

Service

  • Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice, Referee (2014 - Present)
  • Examinations committee in statistics, member (2014 - Present)
  • Graduate admissions committee in statistics, Member (2014 - Present)
  • Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, Referee (2014 - Present)
  • Annals of Statistics, Referee (2014 - Present)
  • JSM Mathematics and Statistics, Editorial review board (2014 - Present)
  • World Journal of Radiology, Editorial review board (2014 - Present)
  • Statistica Sinica, Referee (2012 - Present)
  • Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Referee (2012 - Present)
  • Statistics in Medicine, Referee (2012 - Present)
  • Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, Referee (2012 - Present)
  • Technometrics, Referee (2012 - Present)
  • Journal of Statistical Software, Referee (2011 - Present)
  • Journal of Biomedical Graphics and Computing, International Editorial Review Board (as Referee) (2011 - Present)
  • Statistics and Probability Letters, Referee (2011 - Present)
  • Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation, Refee (2011 - Present)
  • Qualifying examination committee for Mathematical Statistics, Committee member (2011 - Present)
  • Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, Referee (2010 - Present)
  • Journal of the Royal Statistical Society - Series B, Referee (2009 - Present)
  • Interdisciplinary program committee on Statistics, Committee member (2009 - Present)
  • NeuroImage, Referee (2009 - Present)
  • Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, Referee (2009 - Present)
  • comprehensive examination committee for Linear Models, Chair (2014 - 2014)
  • comprehensive examination committee for Linear Models and Mixed Models, Co-chair (2013 - 2013)
  • comprehensive examination committee for Linear Models and Multivariate data analysis, Committee Co-chair (2013 - 2013)
  • the 20th ASA/IMS Spring Research Conference on Statistics in Industry and Technology, Session Chair (2013 - 2013)
  • Qualifying examination committee for Mathematical Statistics, Committee member (2013 - 2013)
  • Tenure-track faculty hiring committee (Assistant Professors in statistics), committee member (2012 - 2013)
  • School colloquium committee, Committee Co-chair (2011 - 2013)
  • Interdisciplinary program committee on Statistics, Committee member (2009 - 2013)
  • Qualifying examination committee for Mathematical Statistics, Committee member (2012 - 2012)
  • comprehensive examination committee for Linear Models and Computational statistics, Committee Co-chair (2012 - 2012)
  • Comprehensive examination committee for an MSE student from Civil Engineering, committee member (2012 - 2012)
  • comprehensive examination committee for Linear Models and Mixed Models, Committee Co-chair (2011 - 2011)
  • qualifier committee for Probability Exam, Committee member (2010 - 2010)
  • comprehensive exam committee for Linear Models and Large Sample Theory, Committee member (2010 - 2010)
  • qualifier committee for Mathematical Statistics Exam, Committee member (2010 - 2010)
  • Visiting assistant professors hiring committee, Committee member (2009 - 2010)
  • qualifier committee for Mathematical Statistics Exam, Committee member (2009 - 2009)

 

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Completed Students:

  • Lin Zhou, Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics (co-advising with Bruno Welfert), Jul. 2017 Dissertation: Optimum Experimental Design Issues in Functional Neuroimaging Studies
  • Soohyun Kim, Ph.D. in Statistics, Jul. 2017 Dissertation: Optimal Experimental Designs for Mixed Categorical and Continuous Responses
  • Yongzhao Peng, M.S. in Statistics, May 2016 Applied project: Statistical Analysis of a Computer Experiment for Railway Freight Transportation Safety Study
  • Jason Bradshaw, M.S. in Statistics, May 2016 Applied project: D-optimal Designs for a Bivariate Continuous and Discrete Response Experiment Via an Optimal Weights Exchange Algorithm
  • MHamed Temkit, Ph.D. in Statistics, Dec. 2014 Dissertation: Experimental Designs for Generalized Linear Models and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Lin Zhou, M.S. in Statistics, Dec. 2014 Thesis: Robust Experimental Designs for fMRI with an Uncertain Design Matrix
  • Yan Wu, M.S. in Statistics, Dec. 2014 Applied project: Analysis of a Saturated Design for Comparing Hadamard Sequences with Computer Generated fMRI Designs Ming-Hung (Jason) Kao 
  • Xiao-Ying Kuang, M.S. in Statistics, Dec. 2013 Applied project: Adaptive Experimental Designs for Functional MRI
  • Amani Alrumayh, M.S. in Statistics, Dec. 2013 Applied project: Use of Kriging Approximation in Design of fMRI Experiments
  • Adam Rosenthal, M.S. in Statistics, Aug. 2011 Applied project: Experimental Designs for Functional MRI with Compound Stimulus

Current Students:

  • Reem Alghamdi, Ph.D. in Statistics
  • Amani Alrumayh, Ph.D. in Statistics
  • Hazar Khoger, Ph.D. in Statistics
  • Hyungmin Rha, Ph.D. in Statistics

Committee member for Ph.D. dissertation:

Jennifer Broatch (2009), Michael Manley (2011); Andrew Karl (2012); Jingjing Li (2012); Chester Ismay (2013); Arturo Validivia (2013); Jun Zhang (2013); Ehab Nasir (2014, Industrial Engineering); Wanchunzi Yu (2015); Moein Saleh (2015; Industrial Engineering); Junfei Zhu (2017); Maduranga Dassanayake (current); Kyle Irimata (current); Katherine Cai (current); Zhongshen Wang (current); Committee member for M.S. thesis/applied project: Hailong Cui (2010); Siyuan Huang (2010); Swetha Surabhi (2011); Na Zou (2012, Civil Engineering); Wanchunzi Yu (2012); Wenjun Ke (2012); Minyao Sun (2012); Jianqiong Yin (2012); Aaron Henrichsen (2012); Brett Efaw (2012); Lulu Wang (2013); Jiaomei Liu (2013); Mingchun Chen (2013); Jinhyun Gwak (2013); Hazar Khoger (2014); Anh Dang (2014); Andrew Gough (2014); Junfei Zhu (2014); Wei Xin (2014); Sujatha Rajagopal (2014); Chad Mehalechko (2015); Jianmei Ye (2015); Yangyi Zhao (2015); Xiao Wang (2015); Lanlan Yao (2016); Quaohan Guo (2016); Haosen Zhang (2016); Jie Pu (2016); Liangfeng Yang (2016); Chao Wang (2016); Jose Cortes (2016); Yiqun Dai (2016); Xiaowei Guo (2017); Dantong Huang (2017); Tianyi Wang (2017); Puyu San (2017); Xu Jiang (2017)

Expertise Areas