Don Liang


Dong Liang

Assistant Research Professor
Dong Liang
Assistant Research Professor
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory


Dr. Dong Liang's research investigates the statistical issues in synthesizing environmental data sets collected at various places, frequencies, accuracies and ways. He often uses Bayesian hierarchical models and geo-spatial tools to fuse information from survey design and multiple sources. Dr. Liang's collaborations include fisheries, ecosystem science, restoration ecology,  environmental health, spatial epidemiology and social science. He is a founding member of the Environmental Statistics Collaborative, which is hosted at the Chesapeake Biological Lab.

Areas of Expertise

  • Spatial sampling design
  • Local spatial model
  • Bayesian hierarchical model
  • Remote sensing
  • Spatial epidemiology
  • Statistical computing


  • Unversity of Iowa, Iowa City, 2010, Ph. D., Statistics
  • University of Minnesota Duluth, 2003, M.S., Applied Mathematics
  • Shanghai Institute of Technology, 2000, B.S., Computer Science

Recent Publications