Dr Yan Wang
Math & Geospatial Sciences
+(61 3) 9925 2381
Science, Engineering & Health
Yan joined the School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences at the beginning of 2009 as a lecturer in Statistics. She is currently teaching two elementary statistics subjects, and two advanced subjects, Multivariate Data Analysis, and Exploratory Data Analysis. Her research interests are the enumeration of animal and human population making use of capture-recapture method, and statistical analyses of epidemiological and other associated data.
B Engineering, Tianjin Uni; PhD HK Univ
Professional interests and links to industry
- Elective member of International Statistical Institute
- Member of International Biometric Society
- Member of Statistical Society of Australia
- Capture-recapture studies in wildlife biology and epidemiology
- Mixture models
- Counting process in survival analysis
- Statistical analysis in epidemiology and other biostatistics areas
- Data mining
- 2009 Australian Actuarial Research Grants
Title: Claim termination for income protection insurance and data mining
- 2009 SET College Action Research in Teaching and Learning, RMIT
Title: Developing a postgraduate subject in mathematics into a real practice integrated learning subject
- 2007 (UniSA) Divisional Seed Funding Project
Title: The impact of suicide exclusion clauses on life insurer profitability.
- 2007 (UniSA) ARC Discovery-Project Development Scheme (DPDS)
Title: A novel capture-recapture approach to study open human populations: exploring the dynamics of Adelaide’s homeless population.
- 2005 (UniSA) Special Purpose Grants small grant ITEE
Title: Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes Incidence in Australian Aboriginal Adults.
- 2003 (UniSA) Small Grants to Early Career Researchers
Title: A unified model for continuous-time capture-recapture studies.
- 2003-2005 (UniSA) Early Career Research Supporter
- Yip, P.S.F., Wang, Y. and Chao, A. (2003). The Application of Capture-recapture Methods in Reliability. Reliability Engineering Handbook, Chapter 27, 493-510. Springer.
Refereed journal papers
- Zhang, K, Fu, E., Silcock, D., Wang, Y. and Kuleshov, Y. (accepted). An investigation of atmospheric temperature profiles in the Australian Region using collocated GPS radio occultation and radiosonde data. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussion.
- Siaw, K.K, Wu, X. Y., Pitt, D, and Wang, Y. (2011). Matrix-form recursive evaluation of the aggregate claims distribution revisited. Annals of Actuarial Science, 5, 163-179.
- Thandrayen, J., Wang, Y. (2010) Capture-Recapture analysis with a latent class model allowing for local dependence and observed heterogeneity”. Biometrical Journal, 52, 552-561.
- Yip, P. S. F., Pitt, D., Wang, Y., Wu, X., Watson, R., Huggins, R. and Xu, T. (2010). Assessing the Impact of Suicide Exclusion Periods on Life Insurance. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention 31(4), 217-223.
- Huggins, R.M., Wang, Y. and Kearns, J. (2010). Analysis of an extended batch marking experiment using estimating equations. Journal of Agricultural Biological, and Environmental Statistics. (B), 15, 279-289.
- Thandrayen, J. and Wang, Y. (2009). A latent variable regression model for capture-recapture data. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 53, 2740-2746.
- Wang, Y., Thandrayen J. (2009). Multiple-record systems estimation using latent class Models. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 51 (1), 101—111.
- D'Onise, K., Wang, Y. and McDermott R. (2007). The importance of numbers: Using capture-recapture to make the homeless count in Adelaide. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 13 (1), 89—96.
- Wang Y. (2005). A semi-parametric regression model with missing covariates in continuous-time capture-recapture studies. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics 47, 287—297.
- Yip, P.S.F. and Wang, Y. (2003). A Unified Parametric Regression Models for Continuous-time Removal and Recapture Studies. Biometrics 58, 192--199.
- Wang, Y. and Yip, P.S.F. (2003). A Semiparametric Model for Recapture Experiments. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics 30, 667-676.
- Fang, X., Waston, R., Wang, Y. and Yip, P.S.F. (2003). A Procedure for Complete Fault Detection with a Removal Process. Journal of Statistical Inference and Planning117, 1-14. .
- Yip, P.S.F., Fang, X., Zhou, Y. and Wang, Y. (2003). A Sequential Procedure for Fixed Accuracy Estimation of the Population Size in Recapture Sampling. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics 45, 217-228.
- Wang, Y., Yip, P.S.F and Hayakawa, Y. (2002). A Frailty Model for Detecting Number of Faults in a System. Statistica Sinica12,1001-1013.
- Wang, Y. and Yip, P.S.F. (2002). Estimation of Population Size for Additive-Multiplicative Models Based on Continuous-Time Recapture Experiments. Environmetrics 13, 847-857.
- Wang, Y. and Yip, P.S.F. (2002). Extension of Lin-Yip Parametric Regression Models for Continuous-time Removal and Recapture Studies. Journal of Agricultural and Biological Statistics 7, 574-585.
- (currently) Co-supervisor for PhD candidate, Raymond Bedford. PhD topic “From seabed to management – a whole system model”.
- Principal supervisor for Joanne Thandrayen. PhD thesis “Mixture models in capture-recapture studies”.
- Honours student Han Vu. Honours project “Enumeration of public place dwellers in Adelaide using capture-recapture”.
Accomplishments and achievements
- Elected membership of International Statistics Institute (2007)