Xuning (Mike) Tang has over a decade of academic and industrial experience in machine learning, natural language processing, and big data technologies.

He is enthusiastic about applied research and helping solving complex business problems with cutting-edge technologies. He has managed large teams to build advanced analytics solutions for major manufacturing, hospitality, and banking companies, as well as AmLaw 100 law firms. Before joining BRG, Dr. Tang was a partner and chief data scientist of Vista Analytics. Prior to that, he worked at Fannie Mae and a Big Four firm.

Dr. Tang holds a PhD in computing and informatics from Drexel University, where he focused on natural language processing and complex network analysis. He filed one patent and two inventions and published more than thirty-five peer-reviewed research papers in top computer science journals and international conferences. Dr. Tang also serves as associate editor and reviewer for multiple flagship journals in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Employment History

Vista Analytics
Partner/Chief data scientist

Fannie Mae


Professional Affiliations

Electronic Commerce Research and Applications
Associate editor

Association for Computing Machinery

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Areas of Expertise


Drexel University
PhD, College of Computing and Informatics, 2013

Jilin University
MS, Computer Software Engineering, 2008
BA, Computer Software Engineering, 2006