Weihua Huang is a Senior Director, Automotive in the Analytical Center of Excellence at J.D. Power. She is responsible for providing the company’s practice areas with questionnaire design and review, data analyses, statistical modeling and statistical consultations to meet the needs of external clients. She also develops macros/modules and creates and implements innovative statistical models and analytical tools, including calculator/simulator and data fusion to improve efficiency and add value to project deliverables. Previously, Dr. Huang held the position of Senior Manager, Statistics in the Global Research Operations Division.

Prior to joining J.D. Power in 2008, Dr. Huang was assistant vice president at Countrywide (now Bank of America), where she built and validated statistical models for predicting mortgage delinquency and default.

Dr. Huang received a bachelor’s degree in English; a master’s degree in economics from Temple University; and a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).