Nannan Wang

NOAA Center for Tsunami Research

Nannan Wang with research posterPh.D. in Harbor, Coastal and Offshore Engineering, 2011-present
M.S. in Applied Mathematics, 2009-2011
B.E. in Applied Mathematics, 2005-2009

Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean
University of Washington

College of Engineering
Ocean University of China
Qingdao, China 271000

Telephone: (206) 526-6508

Research Interests

  • Multivariate distribution of wave factors: Extended univariate maximum entropy formulation to bivariate maximum entropy distribution and applied this theory to the joint distribution of significant wave height and peak period. In this way, the parameters of extreme environment condition can be estimated more accurately.
  • Adaptive signal decomposition method and its application in wave data and marine structuresAn adaptive signal decomposition approach in high order derivative space is proposed, which demonstrates a higher frequency resolution and is more robust for noise disturbance than the classical EMD.


Sheng Dong, Nannan Wang, Wei Liu, C.Guedes Soares. Bivariate Maximum Entropy Distribution of Significant Wave Height and Peak Period. Ocean Engineering, 2013(59): 86-99.

Shanshan Tao, Sheng Dong, Nannan Wang, C. Guedes Soares. Estimating storm surge intensity with Poisson bivariate maximum entropy distributions based on copulas. Natural Hazards, doi: 10.1007/s11069-013-0654-6.

Jinzhuang Dou, Xiqiang Zhao, Xiaoteng Fu, Wenqian Jiao, Nannan Wang, Lingling Zhang, Xiaoli Hu, Shi Wang and Zhenmin Bao. Reference-free SNP Calling: Improved accuracy by preventing incorrect calls from repetitive genomic regions. Biol.Direct 7. 17 (2012).

Jinzhuang Dou, Xiaoteng Fu, Wenqian Jiao, Nannan Wang, Lingling Zhang, Xiaoli Hu, Shi Wang and Zhenmin Bao. Effect of sequencing error and repetitive genome on SNP genotyping. Periodical of Ocean University of China. (Accepted)