Purdue Climate Change Research Center

Hao Zhang

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MATH 536
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907


Hao's current research centers on the analysis of spatial and space-time data. These kinds of data are being observed in many fields such as climatology, geophysics, geology, natural resources, agriculture, health sciences, economics and marketing. Technological advances have made it feasible to collect and archive space-time data at large scales that were not possible in just a decade ago. These massive and correlated data create challenging and interesting statistical problems, and demand innovative computational and methodological research.

Selected Publications:

Zhang, H. and D. Zimmerman, Hybrid estimation of semivariogram parameters (2007). Mathematical Geology 39(2):247-260.

Zhang, H., Maximum likelihood estimation for multivariate spatial linear coregionalization models (2007), Environmetrics 18:125-139.

Zhang, H. and J. Pascual, Estimation of linear correlation coefficient of two correlated spatial processes (2006), Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics 68:307-325.

Page, E., R. S. Gallagher, A. R. Kemanian, H. Zhang, and E. P. Fuerst, Modeling site-specific wild oat (Avena fatua) emergence across a variable landscape (2006), Weed Science 54:838-846.


B.S., Peking University, Beijing, China, Mathematics, 1986

M.S., Peking University, Beijing, China, Statistics, 1989

Ph.D., Michigan State University, Statistics, 1995

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