Jianqiang (Jay) Wang, from Iowa State University, is on one of three teams at NISS that are collaborating with the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Together with Professor Balgobin Nandram of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and Assistant Professor Scott Holan of the University of Missouri and graduate student Griselda Toto from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Wang will address "Statistical Multi-Source Predictive Models and Error Estimates," for implementation in the Major USDA Crop Protection Forecasts and Estimates. He will spend two consecutive summers with the full team at the NISS headquarters in Research Triangle Park, and will continue his research in the interim at NASS in Washington DC. A graduate student from WPI will also be spending the two summers at NISS working on the research project.
Wang was a Visiting Assistant Professor for the Department of Statistics at Colorado State University where he has been working since August 2008. Previously, he was a Research Assistant for the Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology (CSSM) and a Lab Instructor for the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University.
Wang received his Ph.D. in statistics from Iowa State University in July 2008 and his Masters of Science in statistics from the same institution in 2006. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in management science from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2003. He is a member of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS).