Xuning (Michael) Tang

Partner - Chief Data Scientist

Dr. Xuning (Michael) Tang is a partner of Vista Analytics. He helps Vista Analytics to build a variety of advanced analytics solutions using machine learning, natural language processing, network analysis, and AWS cloud computing.

Before joining Vista Analytics, he was an economist in Fannie Mae and worked on fraud detection solutions. Before Fannie Mae, he was a manager in Deloitte Advisory where he contributed to multiple advanced analytics projects related to anomaly detection, eDiscovery,and predictive modelling. Michael also worked for Siemens Corporate Research in the area of semantic-based knowledge management.

Michael obtained his Ph.D. from Drexel University in the College of Computing and Informatics in 2013. He filed one patent, two inventions and published more than 30 peer-reviewed research papers in top computer science journals and international conferences such as IEEE and ACM Transactions, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, JASIST, ACM CIKM, and etc. He also served as associate editor or reviewer for multiple flagship journals in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. His research is motivated by the knowledge management needs of information processing, which require rapidly transferring social media data into information and knowledge. His research interests include text mining, social computing, social network analysis and machine learning.

Prior to Vista

2016 – Financial Economist III, Fannie Mae

2013-2016 – Manager, Deloitte – Built predictive models for fraud and anomaly detection in automobile, hospitality and financial industry.

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