Wei Cai(蔡伟)

Wei Cai

Visiting Chair Professor

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Brief Introduction

Dr. Cai received the B.S. degree in 1981 and the M.S. degree in 1985 from University of Science and Technology of China. He obtained the Ph.D. degree in 1989 from Brown University. Since 1999, Dr. Cai has been a tenured full professor in mathematics at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States. He was awarded the Feng Kang Prize of scientific computing in 2005. Since 1990, his research has been supported by US National Science Foundation, US Air Force, Department of Energy, Army Research Office, and National Institutes of Health and so on. He has worked on multiple research fields, in particular, his work on computational electromagnetics, electrostatic interactions in computational biology, and quantum device transport etc. has been widely cited in literature and used in applications. He published over 100 papers in top international scientific journals.

Research Interests

Developing advanced stochastic and deterministic numerical methods to understand complex physical phenomena with a special focus on electromagnetic processes arising from complex biological systems, quantum dynamics and transport, and meta-materials and nano-photonics, and scattering in random media. Research topics include: Uncertainty quantifications and stochastic modeling of meta-materials and VLSI interconnect; Computational probability and Feynman-Kac representation of PDE solutions and electric and magnetic polarizability tensors of nano-particle of complicated shapes; Computational biology, solvation, fast algorithms for electrostatics; Computational electromagnetics for meta-materials, random scattering, nano-photonic, and plasmonic devices; Quantum transport in nano-devices (Wigner transport and Non-equilibrium Green’s function methods); Adaptive wavelet/multiscale methods for numerical combustion and circuit System; Monte Carlo and stochastic methods, spectral methods, integral equation methods, discontinuous Galerkin methods; Fast integral solvers for wave scattering in layered media.

Current Research Projects

Selected Publications


Computational Methods for Electromagnetic Phenomena:

electrostatics in solvations, scattering, and electron transport, Wei Cai, 464 page, Cambridge University Press, 2012 [amazon link] [toc]

Major Publications on Algorithms