Director and Chair Professor
He is the Director of Institute of Natural Sciences, and Chair Professor of Mathematics, at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He obtained his BS degree from Peking University and his Ph.D. from University of Arizona. He was a postdoc at Courant Institute, New York University, an assistant and associate professors at Georgia Institute of Technology, and full professor, department chair and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Chair of Department of Mathematics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
He also serves as a co-director of the Shanghai Center of Applied Mathematics, director of Ministry of Education Key Lab on Scientific and Engineering Computing, and director of Center for Mathematical Foundation of Artificial Intelligence at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
He received a Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing in 2001, and a Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics of International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians in 2017. He is an inaugural Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) (2012), was elected a Fellow of Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) (2013), a fellow of the China Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (CSIAM) (2020), and an Invited Speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2018.
He is currently serving in the editorial boards of 13 academic journals, including Communications in Mathematical Sciences (founding Editor-in-Chief), Journal of Computational Physics, (SIAM) Multiscale Modeling and Simulations, SMAI Mathematical Models and Numerical Analysis (M2AN), Bulletin des Sciences Mathématiques, Studies in Applied Mathematics, Journal of Computational Mathematics, etc. and was formerly associate editors of SIAM Journal of Scientific Computing and SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics.
His research interests include kinetic theory, quantum dynamics, uncertainty quantification, interacting particle systems, computational fluid dynamics, etc. He has published over 180 research articles in journals such as Acta Numerica, Communications in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Journal of Computational Physics, SIAM journals, Archive Rational Mechanics and Analysis, etc.