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Pulong Ma

Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Assistant Professor

864-656-2883
Martin Hall O304 [Office]

plma@clemson.edu
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Educational Background

Ph.D., Statistics, University of Cincinnati, 2018
B.S., Computational Mathematics, Northeast Forestry University, 2013

Profile/About Me

I am currently an assistant professor in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Clemson University. Before joining Clemson in 2021, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) and Duke University from 2018-2021, where I participated in the 2018-2019 research program on Model Uncertainty: Mathematical and Statistical (MUMS). I received my Ph.D. from University of Cincinnati in 2018.

Research Interests

My research interest is focused on developing statistical methods to understand physical and environmental processes. It spans the areas of Uncertainty Quantification (UQ), Bayesian Statistics and Spatial Statistics. Most recently, I work with climate scientists and ocean scientists to address data analytic problems in remote sensing and coastal flood hazard studies.

Courses Taught

STAT 3090- Introductory Business Statistics: Fall 2021

Honors and Awards

Winner of Student Paper Competition, the Section on Statistics and the Environment of American Statistical Association, 2018.
SIAM Student Travel Award, the 2018 SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification, Garden Grove, CA.
Winner of Student Paper Competition, the 2017 ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium, Chicago, IL, 2017.
Charles Phelps Taft Dissertation Fellowship, University of Cincinnati, 2017.
Honorable Mention in Student Paper Competition, the Section on Statistics and the Environment of American Statistical Association, 2016.

Links

International Society for Bayesian Analysis
American Statistical Association
SIAM Activity Group on Uncertainty Quantification