Dr. Rui Gong

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Education

  • B.A., Public Administration, Sichuan University, China, 2004
  • M.S., Economics and Finance, Management, Otto-Von-Güricke Magdeburg University, Germany, 2008
  • M.S., Mathematical Sciences (with a concentration in Statistics), Clemson University, 2017
  • Ph.D., Mathematical Sciences (with a concentration in Statistics), Clemson University, 2021

Dr. Gong’s passion lies in teaching. While pursuing her Ph.D. degree at Clemson University, she had the opportunity to teach undergraduate and graduate students and co-advised them with their research for more than ten consecutive semesters.

She encouraged a flexible and interactive class atmosphere through welcoming students to ask questions, to participate in group discussions and in-class presentations, and to take part in group activities. To stimulate students’ potential, she motivated them to consider different methods of solving one single problem using different software. In addition, the class notes were designed using simple examples of real life to explain abstract mathematical concepts to accommodate diverse student needs. Her graduate work at Clemson contributed heavily in shaping her strong background in many different areas of math.

Courses Taught

Previous courses taught at Clemson University

  • Math 3020: Statistics for Science and Engineering
  • Stat 3090: Introductory Business Statistics
  • Math 1080: Calculus of One Variable II
  • Math 1060: Calculus of One Variable I
  • Math 9700: Prelim Study in Stochastics

Areas of Specialization

Statistics and Economics

Research and Professional Interests

  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Business Statistics
  • Financial Statistics
  • Statistical Inference
  • Statistical Modeling and Prediction

Contact Dr. Gong


478.301.5396
gong_r@mercer.edu