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Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Phone: (619) 594-6280
Office: GMCS-413

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Samuel Shen is Professor and Chair of Department of Mathematics and Statistics, San Diego State University, USA. He received his B.Sc. in 1982 from the Nanjing University of Sciences and Technology, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985 and 1987, respectively. Dr. Shen was former McCalla Professor of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Alberta, Canada, and former President of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society. Dr. Shen’s research areas include statistical climatology and nonlinear waves. Together with Gerald North and K.-Y. Kim, he invented the spectral optimal averaging (SOA) method for inhomogeneous random fields in 1994. The SOA was used in 2001 and 2007 by the World Meteorological Organization to assess the uncertainties in the assessment of global warming. Collaborating with K.M. Lau and K.M. Kim in 2002, he developed the canonical ensemble correlation method for seasonal prediction of climate. He was recognized with many international honors and awards, including US NRC Fellow, NASA USRA Speaker, US UCAR Fellow, Research Fellow of the University of Tokyo, Advisor to the Chinese Minister of Science and Technology, and “Well-known Overseas Chinese Scholar” of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Shen has published over 70 research papers and 3 books. He has appeared on many news medias in Canada, China, and the United States, such as CBC Radio, Globe and Mail, China Central TV, People’s Daily, University of Alberta Express News, and Hsingtao Daily.

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