Bing Han

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Statistician; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in statistics, Pennsylvania State University; M.S. in statistics, Pennsylvania State University; M.S.E. in nuclear science and engineering, Tsinghua University; B.E. in engineering physics, Tsinghua University


Bing Han is a statistician at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His research interests include large-scale simultaneous inference, nonparametric statistics, Bayesian statistics, and longitudinal data. He is an applied statistician working in several policy domains, including K-12 education policy, public health, and science and technology. He received his Ph.D. in statistics in 2007 from Pennsylvania State University.

Recent Projects

  • Simultaneous Statistical Inference in Evaluating Teacher Performance
  • Reducing Bias and Improving Efficiency of Estimated Teacher Effects from Value-Added Models
  • Improving PTSD Management in Primary Care
  • Parks and Physical Activity in Diverse Communities
  • Effectiveness of Technology Assisted Diffusion for Evidence Based Treatment

Selected Publications

Han, B., "Conditional Akaike information criterion in Fay-Herriot model," Statistical Methodology, 11:53-67, 2013

Han, B., Dalal, S., "A Bernstein-type Estimator for Decreasing Density with Application to P-Value Adjustment," Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 56:427-437, 2012

Cohen, D., Han, B., Derose, K., Williamson, S., Marsh, T., Rudick, J., McKenzie, T.L., "Neighborhood poverty, park use, and park-based physical activity in a southern California city," Social Science and Medicine, 75(2317):2325, 2012

Han, B., Dalal, S., McCaffrey, D.F., "Simultaneous One-Sided Tests with Application to Education Evaluation Systems," Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 37:114-136, 2012

Chandra, A., Lara-Cinisomo, S., Jaycox, L., Tanielian, T., Burns, R., Ruder, T., & Han, B., "Children on the Homefront: The Experience of Children from Military Families," Pediatrics, 125:16-25, 2010

Dalal, S. & Han, B., "Detection of Radioactive Material Entering National Ports: A Bayesian Approach to Radiation Portal Data," Annals of Applied Statistics, 4:1256-1271, 2010

Han, B. & Lim, N., "Estimating Conditional Proportion Curves by Regression Residuals," Statistics in Medicine, 29:1443-1454, 2010

McCaffrey, D.F., Pacula, R.L., Han, B., & Ellickson, P., "Marijuana Use and High School Dropout: The Influence of Unobservables," Health Economics, 19:1281-1299, 2010