Associate Professor of Statistics
Office: T3-501-R3

Academic & Professional Qualifications
  • 2005-2006 Visiting scholar, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
  • 2002-2005 PhD Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
  • 2000-2005 PhD Sichuan University
  • 1996-2000 B.A. Sichuan University
Research Areas
  • Data mining
  • Multivariate data analysis
  • Statistical modeling in Environmental Science
Selected Publications
  1. Peng X.L., Li G. and Liu Z.Q., (2015) Zero-Inflated Beta Regression for Differential Abundance Analysis with Metagenomics Data. Journal of computational biology,23(2), 1-9.
  2. 方开泰,彭小令:现代大学基础统计学,高等教育出版社,2014。
  3. HM Leung, ZW Wang, ZH Ye, KL Yung, Peng X.L., KC Cheung. (2013) Interactions Between Arbuscular Mycorrhizae and Plants in Phytoremediation of Metal-Contaminated Soils: A Review. Pedosphere 23, 549-563.
  4. Wu B., Peng X.L. (2012) Mapping Quality of Life with Chernoff Faces in China. Journal of Shanxi Economic Management Institute (in Chinese), 20 (1) 35-39.
  5. Cheung K.C., Leung H. M., Ma, K. K.,  Peng, X. L. and Zheng J. S. (2012)  Assessment on the Biodiversity, Water and Sediment Qualities of Remediated Estuaries in Hong Kong. International Journal of Environmental Protection, 2 (3) 1-14.
  6. Wu S. C., Peng, X.L., Cheung K.C., Liu S.L. and Wong M.H. (2009) Adsorption kinetics of Pb and Cd by two plant growth promoting rhizobacteria. Bioresource Technology, 100 (20) 4559-4563.
  7. Choi M.P.K., Kang Y.H., Peng, X.L., Ng K.W. and Wong M.H. (2009) Stockholm Convention organochlorine pesticides and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Hong Kong air. Chemosphere, 77 (6) 714-719.
  8. Peng, X.L., Wong, M.H. (2007) Receptor Modeling for analyzing PCDD/F and dioxin like PCB Sources of Hong Kong. Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 12 (3) 229-237.
  9. Peng, X.L., Yin, H., Li, R. and Fang, K.T. (2006) The application of Kriging and empirical Kriging based on the variables selected by SCAD. Analytica Chimica Acta 578, 178-185.
  10. Peng, X.L., Wong, M.H. (2006) Receptor Modeling for analyzing PCDD/F and dioxin like PCB Sources of Hong Kong. Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 12 (3) 229-237.
  11. Peng, X.L., Hu, Q.N. and Liang. Y.Z. (2005). Variable selection via nonconcave penalty function in structure-boiling points correlations. Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM 714, 235-242.
  12. Peng, X.L., Fang, K.T., Liang. Y.Z. and Hu, Q.N. (2004). Impersonality of the Connectivity Index and Recomposition of Topological Indices According to Different Properties. Molecules 9, 1089-1099.
  13. Hu, Q.N.,Liang, Y.Z., Peng, X.L., Yin, H. and Fang, K.T. (2004). Structure Interpretation of Topological Index (1) External Factor Variable Connectivity Index. J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci. 44, 437-446.
  14. Hu, Q.N., Liang, Y.Z., Peng, X.L., Yin, H. and Zhu L. (2003). Application of Orthogonal Block Variables and Canonical Correlation Analysis in Modeling Pharmacological Activity of Alkaloids from Plant Medicines. J. Data Sci. 1(4), 405-423.
Courses Taught at UIC
  • University Life
  • Mathematics for Business
  • Advanced Calculus II
  • Modeling (GE)
  • Statistics for Non-Science
  • Statistics for Business
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Categorical Data Analysis
  • Computer-Aided Data Analysis (GE)
  • Design and Analysis of Surveys
  • Design and Analysis of Surveys (GE)
  • Final Year Project (I)