Whitney Huang

Whitney Huang 

Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Clemson University

wkhuang (at) clemson (dot) edu
O-221 Martin Hall
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-0975

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About Me

I am currently an Assistant Professor at Clemson University. Prior to Clemson I was a Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) / Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) postdoctoral fellow at the University of Victoria (UVic) , Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium and School of Earth and Ocean Sciences working with Dr. Francis Zwiers and Prof. Adam Monahan. Prior to joining UVic, I was a SAMSI/UNC postdoc under the supervision of Prof. Richard Smith . I received my Ph.D. in Statistics from Purdue University in August 2017 where I was advised by Prof. Hao Zhang.

During my Ph.D. studies I was actively involved in the Research Network for Statistical Methods for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (STATMOS) and the Center for Robust Decisionmaking on Climate and Energy Policy (RDCEP), where I work with Michael Stein, Elisabeth Moyer at the University of Chicago, and Doug Nychka at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Before coming to Purdue, I received a Master degree in Statistics at University of Akron and a Bachelors degree in Mechanical engineering at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.

My research interests include statistics of extremes, spatial, spatio-temporal data analysis with applications in climate, and design and analysis of computer experiment


  • Assistant Professor, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Aug. 2019 to Present

  • CANSSI Postdoctoral Fellow, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium and School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Aug. 2018 to July 2019


  • Purdue University: Ph.D., Statistics, Aug. 2017

      Thesis Topic: Statistics of Extremes with Applications in Climate
  • University of Akron: M.S., Statistics, Dec. 2009

  • National Cheng Kung University: B.S., Mechanical engineering, June. 2006