Lung-Chang (JoJo) Chien

Dr. Lung-Chang Chien is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health. His research focuses on investigating spatial vulnerability and geographic disparities on human health. His research topics cover socioeconomic deprivation in cancer incidence and mortality, modifying effects of location in geo-survival analysis, the impact of Asian dust storms on children’s health, geographic disparities of asthma and diabetes, spatiotemporal impacts of meteorological factors on dengue fever, and high risk areas in elderly mortality due to heat waves. Dr. Chien has also collaborated on publications in Nursing research, global health, physical therapy, and nutrition.

Ping Wang

Ping Wang is a mathematics instructor at Great Basin College (GBC). She was the former director of Academic Success and Testing Center (ASC) at GBC. Ping Wang has worked in higher education for 12 years, and has always been passionate and dedicated to promoting students’ success, both academically and professionally. Currently, Ping Wang is working on her Ph.D. degree in Education at the University of Nevada, Reno, with the emphasis of educational information and technology.

Andrey Sarantsev

I did my PhD at the University of Washington, Seattle, in the area of Stochastic Processes. After that, I worked at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as a Visiting Assistant Professor. From 2018, I worked as a permanent faculty member at the University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Mathematics & Statistics.

Tom Kozubowski

Following a graduate study of applied mathematics at the University of Warsaw, Poland, Dr. Tomasz J. Kozubowski received MS in Statistics from the University of Texas, El Paso, and Ph.D. in Statistics and Applied Probability from University of California, Santa Barbara. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Dr. Kozubowski works in the general area of stochastic modeling of natural phenomena in variety of fields, including climate research, geosciences, finance, and economics. His research interests include distribution theory, Laplace distribution and its generalizations, limit theory for random sums, heavy tailed distributions, extremes, mathematical statistics, financial and insurance mathematics, stochastic models for hydro-climatic phenomena, and fractal scaling processes. He has co-authored 120 research publications in probability and statistics, including two monographs.

Dr. Kozubowski is currently an editorial board member of several academic journals and an active reviewer, having refereed for over 100 different academic journals. With the 2016 Sentinel of Science Reward, he was recognized by Publons as one of the top researchers contributing to the peer review in the field of mathematics.