Tingzhuang Yan

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Faculty Area:




Java Programming, Data Structure, Comp Org and Arch, Assembly, OS



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Ph.D., North Carolina State University

M.S., North Carolina State University

B.S., Nankai University, China

Honors & Awards

Award of national research assistantship in (National Climate Prediction Center, NOAA, 2007-2008), 2007


Winner of Best Data Sources Methodology in DARPA Forecasting the Spread of Infectious Diseases (http://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2015-05-27), 2015

Research Interests

Numerical/statistical modeling, Data Mining, Prediction Methodology and Climate Change

Selected Publications
  • Yan, T., S. Bao, P. T. Gayes, L. J. Pietrafesa and R. L. Nichols, 2015: Breaking wave simulation and verification - A case study of hurricane IRENE landing on Outer Banks, North Carolina. International Journal of Wind and Renewable Energy. Vol. 4, Issue 1, 16-28, ISSN:2277-3975.

  • Yan, T., L. J. Pietrafesa, D. A. Dickey and P. T. Gayes, 2015: Seasonal Prediction of Landfall Hurricanes along East Seaboard of the United States. Int. J. of Climatology 35:10.1002/joc.2015.35.issue-9, 2647-2653.

  • Yan T, Pietrafesa LJ, Gayes PT, Bao S, 2015: The Role of Tibetan Plateau Snow Cover in the 1978 and 2001 Western North Pacific Typhoon Seasons. J Climatol & Weather Forecasting 3:148. doi:10.4172/2332-2594.1000148

  • Bao S, Pietrafesa LJ, Yan T, Peng M, Gayes PT, 2015: Storm Induced Water Levels In Norfolk Virginia And Chesapeake Bay: A Model And Observations. J Coast Zone Manag 18:415. doi:10.4172/2473-3350.1000415

  • Yan, T., S. Bao, L. J. Pietrafesa and P. T. Gayes, 2014: Modal Inter-Comparisons between North Atlantic Accumulated Cyclone Energy and the Atlantic Multi-Decadal Oscillation, and the Pathology of the 2013 Hurricane Season. Natural Science, 6, 597-604. doi: 10.4236/ns.2014.68059.

  • Yan, T., L, J, Pietrafesa, G. D. Bell and D. A. Dickey, 2012: On the inverse relationship between North American snow extent and North Atlantic hurricane activity. Int. J. Climatol. 32, DOI: 10.1002/joc.3485

  • Yan, T., L. J. Pietrafesa, D. A. Dickey, S. Bao, N. E. Huang and Z. Wu, 2010: North Atlantic Ocean Basin Tropical Cyclone Activity as related to climate factors for the 2010 hurricane season. Advances in Adaptive Data Analysis. Vol. 2, No. 4: 463–508. World Scientific Publishing Company DOI: 10.1142/S1793536910000586