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Assistant Professor in Management Sciences Department, Tippie College of Business

Affiliated with Applied Math and Computer Science Department

University of Iowa

Email: tong-wangATuiowa.edu

S344-PBB, 21 East Market St, Iowa City, IA, 52245


Tong Wang is an Assistant Professor of Management Sciences at the Tippie College of Business, a member of Iowa Informatics Initiative and affiliated with Applied Math and Computer Science Department. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016. Her general research interests are in machine learning, data mining, and their application in computational criminology, healthcare, marketing, etc. Her research on crime data mining is the second place winner in “Doing Good with Good OR” at INFORMS 2015, and has been implemented by the New York Police Department. Her crime pattern detection algorithm has been reported in multiple media including wired.com and Wikipedia Crime Analysis. Her algorithm has been implemented by NYPD. Tong has also been working on developing interpretable machine learning models. Her team developed a solution to a FICO challenge in 2018, which was ranked the first and won the FICO recognition award.

Research Interests

I am interested in both machine learning methods and their application in solving real-world problems, especially healthcare and business problems. I develop interpretable machine learning models to assist domain experts for decision-making.