Dr Pi-Wen Tsai

Address : Department of Mathematics [web]
National Taiwan Normal University [web]
88, Section 4, Ting Chou Road,
Taipei 116, Taiwan, ROC.
Telephone: +886 (0)2 7734 6615
Fax: +886 (0)2 2933 2342
E-Mail: pwtsai@ntnu.edu.tw



103: Statistics, Statistical Computing Some useful links:
  Statistcal Package: R
  A Simple Guide to Latex/Lyx: Rice University
  Taught courses
quicklatex or  LaTeX By Edward G. J. Lee


Ph.D. Jan 1998 
Applied Statistics, The University of Reading, UK.
M.Sc. Jul 1993
Industrial Engineering and Management, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan.
B.Sc.. Jul 1991
Industrial Engineering and Management, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan.


Associate Professor Aug 2010 to present
Department of Mathematics, National Taiwan Normal University.
Assistant Professor Aug 2006 to July 2010
Department of Mathematics, National Taiwan Normal University.
Assistant Investigator Aug 2004 to July 2006 Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, National Health Research Institutes.
Postdoctoral fellow Sep 2002 to Aug 2004 Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica.
Assistant Professor May 2002 to July 2002 Department of Finance and Banking, Yuda Institute of Business Technology.


Multi-stratum fractional factorial designs

 Links for R codes for Tsai (2015) A study of two types of split-plot designs
                            supplementary pdf

Design of experiments: generalized criteria for multifactor experimental designs under model uncertainty
Documents and five R functions for examples in Tsai and Gilmour (2010)

Links for R and some outputs.

Approximate Bayesian computation (ABC) methods in population genetics studies

Design and analysis of microarray gene expression data


  1. Tsai, P.-W. and Gilmour S. G. (2016) New families of QB-optimal saturated two-level main effects screening designs, Statistica Sinica (to appear).

  2. Tsai, P.-W. (2016) A study of two types of split-plot designs, Journal of Quality Technology (to appear).

  3. Kuo, C. Y., Chang, K. J., Tsai, P.-W., Wei, S. K., Chen,  R. F., Dong, J. J., Yang, C. M., Chan, Y. C., Tai, Y. C. (2015)  Identification of Co-seismic Ground Motion due to Fracturing and  Impact of the Tsaoling Landslide, Taiwan, Engineering Geology 196, 268-279.

  4. Cheng, C.-S. and Tsai, P.-W. (2013) Templates for design key construction, Statistica Sinica 23 1419-1436. [abstract]

  5. Kuo, C.-H., Wei, S.-K., and Tsai, P.-W. (2013) Ensemble empirical mode decomposition with supervised cluster analysis, Advances in Adaptive Data Analysis 5 1350005-1-19. [pdf]

  6. P. W. Tsai (2012) Contribution to the discussion of 'Optimum design of experiments for statistical inference' by Steven G. Gilmour and Luzia A. Trinca. Applied Statistics 61, 394. [pdf]

  7. Cheng, C.-S. and Tsai, P.-W. (2011) Multi-stratum fractional factorial designs,  Statistica Sinica 21 1001-1021.[abstract]

  8. Yeung, C. K. L., Tsai, P.-W, Chesser, R. T., Lin, R.-C., Yao, C.-T., Tian, X.-H., Li, S.-H. (2011) Testing founder effect speciation: Divergence population genetics of the Spoonbills Platalea regian and P. minor (Threskiornithidae Aves), Molecular Biology and Evolution 28(1), 473-482. [abstract]

  9. Tsai, P.-W. and Gilmour, S.G. (2010)  A General Criterion for Factorial Designs under Model Uncertainty, Technometrics 52, 231-242. [abstract]

  10. Li, J.-W., Yeung, C. K.-L., Tsai, P.-W., Lin, R.-C., Yeh, C.-F., Yao, C.-T., Le, M.-H., Han, L., Wang, Q.-S, Ding, P., Li, S.-H. (2010) Rejecting strictly allopatric speciation on a continental island: Prolonged post-divergence gene flow between Taiwan (Leucodioptron taewanus, Passeriformes Timaliidae) and Chinese (L. canorum canorum) hwameis, Molecular Ecology 19, 494-507. [abstract]

  11. Cheng, C.-S. and Tsai, P.-W. (2009) Optimal Two-Level Regular Fractional Factorial Block and Split-Plot Designs. Biometrika 96, 83-93. [abstract]

  12. Tsai, P.-W., Gilmour,S.G. and Mead,R. (2007) Three-level designs exploiting prior information about model uncertainty. J. Statist. Planng. Inf. 137, 619-627. [pdf]

  13. Tsai, P.-W., Gilmour, S.G. and Mead, R. (2006) Statistical isomorphism of three-level fractional factorial designs. Utilitas Mathematica 70, 3-9. [pdf]

  14. Tsai, P.-W. and Lee, M.-L. T. (2005) Split-plot microarray experiments: issues of design, power and sample size. Applied Bioinformatics 4, 187-194. [abstract]

  15. Tsai, P.-W., Gilmour, S.G. and Mead, R. (2004) Some new three-level orthogonal main effects plans robust to model uncertainty. Statistica Sinica 14, 1075-1084. [pdf]

  16. Tsai, P.-W., Gilmour, S.G. and Mead, R. (2000) Projective three-level main effects designs robust to model uncertainty. Biometrika 87, 467-475. [pdf]

  17. Tsai, P.-W. (1998) Three-level designs robust to model uncertainty.  PhD thesis. The University of Reading. U.K.

  18. Tsai, P.-W., Gilmour, S.G. and Mead, R. (1996) Letters to the Editors: An alternative analysis of Logothetis's plasma-etching data. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics) 45, 498-503. [pdf]

  19. Tsai, P.-W., Gilmour, S. G. and Mead, R. (1996) An alternative analysis of Logothetis's plasma-etching data. Technical Report 96/2, Applied Statistics. The University of Reading. U.K.

Recent Presentations

Taught Courses

103 (I, II)
Statistics, computing statistics
Probability, Experimental design of analysis
102 (I, II)
Statitistics, Linear regression
Probability, Statistics Topic
101 (I, II) stat   comp  
moodle moodlemoodle
100 (I,II) intex
doe , index
99 (I,II) comp, stat (I)
doe, stat (I)
98 (II) prob , stat model (II)
98 (I) research (I)
97 (II) comp, stat
97 (I) prob, stat model (I),
96 (II) Calculus II, Statistics I
96 (I) Calculus I, Probability I[mentor]
95 (II) Calculus II, Probability & Statistics II , Applied Statistical Method I
95 (I)
Calculus I, Probability & StatisticsI ,Applied Statistical Method I