Dr. Xiuquan (Xander) Wang is an Associate Professor in the School of Climate Change and Adaptation at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI)
Before joining UPEI, Dr. Wang worked as an Assistant Professor in the School of Geosciences at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Dr. Wang is also the president of Sigma Academy, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and technology in climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Dr. Wang has a multidisciplinary background in climate science, environmental science and engineering, GIS and remote sensing, water resources, computer science, statistics, and data science. Dr. Wang’s research is mainly focused on regional climate modeling, climate downscaling, hydrological modeling and flooding risk analysis, energy systems modeling under climate change, climate change impact assessment and adaptation studies, GIS, spatial modeling and analysis, big data analysis and visualization.
Dr. Wang has published about 70 peer-reviewed publications in the top-tier journals in climate research such as Journal of Climate, Climate Dynamics, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, Quarterly Journal of Royal Meteorological Society, etc. He has been served as the associate editor for many peer-reviewed journals, such as Frontiers in Environmental Science, Frontiers in Earth Science, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, and PLOS Climate, Dr. Wang is the developer and maintainer of many climate software tools, such as Canada Climate Change Data Portal (http://canadaccdp.ca), China Climate Change Data Portal (http://chinaccdp.org), Ontario Climate Change Data Portal (http://ontarioccdp.ca), rSCA (https://cran.r-project.org/package=rSCA), PEI Climate & Weather App (https://weather.peiclimate.ca), PEI Storm Surge Early Warning System (https://pssews.peiclimate.ca), and PEI Climate Diary (https://diary.peiclimate.ca). These tools have been widely used and acknowledged by academia, municipal and provincial agencies, non-government agencies, and private sectors around the world.