## Haimeng Zhang, Associate Professor

**Office:** Petty 103 **Email address: **h_zhang5@uncg.edu**Starting year at UNCG: **2013**Office hours:** TR 10:00-11:00; W 1:00-2:00

#### Education

Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics (Statistics), University of Southern California (1998)

#### Teaching

**Winter, 2014**

- STA 108-81D WEB (Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics)

**Spring, 2014**

- MAT 701-04 SEM (Graduate Seminar in Computational Mathematics)
- STA 290-01 LEC (Introduction to Probability and Statistical Inference), TR 11:00-12:15, Petty Building 227
- STA 552-01 LEC (Introduction to Mathematical Statistics), TR 2:00-3:15, Moore Humanities and Research Administration 2204
- STA 667-03 RES (Statistical Consulting)

**Summer Session 1, 2014**

- MAT 790-01 IND (Directed Doctoral Research)

**Fall, 2014**

- MAT 701-06 SEM (Graduate Seminar in Computational Mathematics)
- MAT 790-04 IND (Directed Doctoral Research)
- STA 551-01 LEC (Introduction to Probability), TR 11:00-12:15, Nursing, Moore Building 330
- STA 667-04 RES (Statistical Consulting)
- STA 673-01 LEC (Statistical Linear Models I), TR 2:00-3:15, Petty Building 217

#### Research Interests

#### Selected Recent Publications

- Huang, C., Zhang, H., and Robeson, S. A simplified representation of the covariance structure of axially symmetric processes on the sphere. Statistics and Probability Letters, 2012, Vol. 82, 1346 - 1351
- Goldstein, L. and Zhang, H. A Berry Esseen theorem for the lightbulb process. Advances in Applied Probability, 2011, Vol. 43, 875-898
- Huang, C., Zhang, H., and Robeson, S. On the validity of commonly used covariance and variogram functions on the sphere. Mathematical Geosciences, 2011, Vol. 43, 721-733
- Goldstein, L. and Zhang, Efficiency calculations for the maximum partial likelihood estimator in nested-case control sampling. Bernoulli, 2009, Vol. 15, 569 - 597
- Rao, C.R., Rao, M. B., and Zhang, H. One bulb? Two bulbs? How many bulbs light up? - A discrete probability problem involving dermal patches. Sankhya, 2007, Vol. 69, 137 - 161

#### Brief Bio

Dr. Haimeng Zhang received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics with concentration on statistics from the University of Southern California in 1998. He joined UNCG in 2013. He has directed research over a number of undergraduate students through various grants including NSF - REU (2009 - 2012). He was awarded an NSF grant in 2012 to support his research on the statistical analysis of global-scale processes and phenomena.