Dr. Xander Wang is an Associate Professor in the School of Climate Change and Adaptation at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI). He is also the Director of Climate Smart Lab in the Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation. Dr. Wang has been recently elected as a member of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) College of New Scholars. Dr. Wang has served as the Associate Dean (Interim) in the School of Climate Change and Adaptation and is a core member leading the development of the Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation at UPEI, which is a world-leading research and teaching cluster in climate change impacts and adaptation. Before joining UPEI, Dr. Wang worked as an Assistant Professor in the School of Geosciences at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, US.

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. His multidisciplinary background has enabled him to develop a pioneering climate change research program in the Canadian Center for Climate Change and Adaptation at UPEI. Dr. Wang has demonstrated an exceptional level of research achievements through high-impact peer-reviewed journal publications (over 70), considerable external research funds (over $6.5M), training of large numbers of HQPs (over 25), extensive professional services (e.g., journal editors, reviewers, and conference chairs), active participation in community services (e.g., training workshops and media interviews), and so on.

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. He is constantly looking for passionate graduate students and research scholars to work on the climate change challenges that we are facing now and will continue to face in the future. If you are interested, please feel free to contact Dr. Wang with a detailed CV and a brief introduction of your research interest.

Please visit our Climate Smart Lab website for more information.