The award is one of the highest honors given by NSF to early-career university faculty in science and engineering, and is intended to advance the development of their research and careers. This is the 18th CAREER Award received by a PAMS faculty member – and the fourth received by a member of the statistics faculty – since 2004.
A native of Henan Province, China, Wang earned her B.S. and M.S. in Statistics from Shanghai’s prestigious Fudan University before coming to the U.S. in 2002 to conduct her doctoral work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After earning her Ph.D. in 2006, Wang joined the faculty of the NC State University Department of Statistics, where her research has focused on bioinformatics, quantile regression, measurement error, missing data, longitudinal data analysis, survival data analysis, empirical likelihood and extremes.