Jonathan M. Hobbs
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
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.
During my career, I have provided statistical consulting in several settings,
- 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)
- Instructor for Statistics 226; Introduction to Business Statistics
- Teaching Assistant for Statistics 500, 511, 542, 543; MS Methods and Theory Courses
I completed my B.S. in meteorology and statistics at Iowa State University
in May 2004.