Dr. Jiming Jin joined the faculty of Utah State University as an assistant professor in 2008. His research is focused on regional weather and climate modeling on the platforms of high-performance computing. Dr. Jin combines statistical and dynamical downscaling approaches to produce high-resolution, decidedly more reliable simulations and forecasts of regional weather, climate, and water resources. With his research results, he has been trying to improve the understanding of physical processes and mechanisms regulating weather, climate, and hydrological cycles. He is also heavily involved in numerical model development to produce better tools for weather and climate studies. Since 2009, he has secured approximately one million dollars in competitive research funds from national funding agencies such as NOAA, EPA, NSF, and DOI. Under the support of these grants, he and his collaborators have published seventeen peer-reviewed papers and two book chapters, and his publications have been cited more than 130 times over the last three years. In addition, Dr. Jin works closely with his graduate students providing opportunities to present their research at local and national meetings. He obtained a PhD degree in atmospheric sciences from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999 and a PhD degree in hydrology from the University of Arizona in 2002. He worked at Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher and research scientist for five years before joining Utah State University.