Douglas Zhou (周栋焯)
Professor
No.6 Sci. Building, Room 352
No.800 Dongchuan Rd.
Minhang, Shanghai, China
Email: zdz at sjtu.edu.cn
Education

B.S. in Computational Mathematics, 1998 — 2002
Department of Mathematics, Peking University, Beijing, China 
Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics, 2002 — 2007
Department of Mathematics, Peking University, Beijing, China
Advisors: Prof. Pingwen Zhang & Prof. Weinan EPhD thesis ( in Chinese ):
Study of Phase Separation in Complex Fluids: Modeling and Numerical Simulation
Academic Affiliation

Distinguished Professor, 2023.08 — present
Institute of Natural Sciences & School of Mathematical Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong University 
Professor, 2016.02 — 2023.07
Institute of Natural Sciences & School of Mathematical Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong University 
Visiting Professor, 2016.02 — 2016.05
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University 
Distinguished Research Fellow, 2010.01 — 2016.01
Institute of Natural Sciences & Department of Mathematics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University 
Visiting Member, 2013.09 — 2013.12
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University 
Courant Instructor, 2007.09 — 2009.08
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University 
Research Scientist, 2007.02 — 2009.12
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Research Interests (more)
Mathematical modeling and scientific computing for scientific problems in physical and biological sciences
In particular, I’m interested in understanding of the relation between structure and functions of biological neuronal networks, development of new efficient computational methods for modeling largescale cortical networks, discovery of potential mechanisms underlying information processing in the brain, and investigation of new mathematical structures and tools to extract useful information from data measured in experiment.