Jon Hobbs

Jonathan M. Hobbs

Graduate Assistant
Department of Statistics • Iowa State University

Welcome to my website. I am a Ph.D. student co-majoring in statistics and meteorology at Iowa State University, under the direction of Professors Mark Kaiser and Tsing-Chang (Mike) Chen. I am originally from Dover, MN and completed my undergraduate work at Iowa State. My contact information can be found here.

Research Interests

My current research is focused on applications of spatio-temporal statistical modeling for problems in meteorology. I am particularly interested in applying these methods to numerical models, and I am currently working on these applications:

  • The day-night variation of the hydrologic cycle
  • Interannual variability of large-scale atmospheric waves

In the process of developing statistical models for these applications, I am investigating simulation-based diagnostic procedures to assess model fit.

I currently work as a research assistant for the ISU Department of Sociology. Our efforts focus on using survey data and statistical models to characterize attitudes on sustainable agriculture. Attitudes on climate change are a particular focus that is tied to the work of the Climate and Sustainable Cropping Systems Coordinated Agriculture Project (CSCAP).

Please visit my research to see recent presentations and posters.

Consulting Experience

During my career, I have provided statistical consulting in several settings, including
  • ISU Agricultural Experiment Station Consulting Group, accomodating clients in agricultural and life sciences
  • ISU College of Business faculty clients
  • Graduate and undergraduate research projects in the ISU meteorology program
  • Local non-profit organizations through Statistics in the Community (StatCom)

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor for Statistics 226; Introduction to Business Statistics
  • Teaching Assistant for Statistics 500, 511, 542, 543; MS Methods and Theory Courses

Undergraduate Experience

I completed my B.S. in meteorology and statistics at Iowa State University in May 2004.

Ames wind rose for January

Current Affiliations

  • American Statistical Association
  • American Meteorological Society
  • StatCom