Qiang Du's Bio Sketch

Dept of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
535C Mudd Building, Mail Code: 4701 
Education
 Ph.D
(Mathematics, 1988)
Carnegie Mellon Univeristy
 B. S.
(Mathematics, 1983)
Univeristy of Science and Technology of China
Selected professional experience
 2014 Fu Foundation Professor of Applied Mathematics, Colubmia University
 2006
Verne M. Willaman Professor of Mathematics,
Penn State University
 2005 Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn
State University
 2001 Professor of Mathematics, Penn
State University
 19962001 Senior Lecturer and Professor, HKUST
 1999 Research Scientist, LSEC, AMSS, CAS
 1999 Professor, Iowa
State University
 1992 Visiting Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
 19901996 Assistant and Associate Professor,
Michigan State Univ.
 1990 Faculty research participation, Argonne National Lab
 19881990 Dickson Instructor, University of Chicago
 1988 Research Assistant, Los Alamos National Lab
 1983 S.S.Chern Program, Academia Sinica (selected by AMSSIAM committee)
 2014 Adjunct Professor,
School of Mathematics, Peking University
 2011 Visiting Professor and PI, Beijing Computational Science Research Center
 2007 Affiliated Member, NSFIUCRC (PennStateGaTech) CCMD
Penn State University
 2005 Professor of
Materterials Science and Enginnering,
Penn State University
 2002 Affiliated
Member, MRI (Materials Research Institute),
Penn State University
 2002 Adjunct Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
 20052010
Visiting Professor and Oversea Outstanding Scholar,
Beijing Normal University
 20042006 Member,
Center for Machine Learning and Applications,
Penn State University
 19992002 Adjunct Professor, University of Science and Technology of China
 20172020 NSF DMS,
Numerical Analysis of SPH Type Methods via Nonlocal Models
 20172020 NSF CCF (TRIPOD),
From Foundations to Practice of Data Science and Back (CoPI: Columbia)
 20162017 Columbia SIRS
Datadriven Multiscale Poromechanics: Bridging Scales and Physics through Graphbased Machine Learning with Uncertainty Quantification
(CoPI: Columbia)
 20152018 DARPA EQUiPS:
Foundations of Rigorous Mathematics for Uncertainty Quantification
in Large Systems at the Extreme Scale (FoRMULatE) (PI@Columbia)
 20152018 NSFDMREF:
Deblurring our View of Atomic Arrangements in Complex Materials for Advanced Technologies (CoPI, Columbia)
 20152020 AROMURI: Fractional
PDEs for Conservation Laws and Beyond: Theory, Numerics, and Applications
(PI@Columbia)
 20152016 Columbia ROADS,
Advancing Materials Genomics: Quantifying Uncertainties for Nanostructure Determination and Optimization (QUNDO) (CoPI, Columbia)
 20152016 AFRLSTTR,
Data Infrastructure for Materials Genome with Innovation and Certification (DiMAGIC) (PI@Columbia)
 20132018 AFOSRMURI center for Material Failure Prediction through Peridynamics (PI@Columbia, PI@PennState)
 20132016 NSFDMS, Algorithms and computation for rare events in complex systems
 20132016 NSFDMS, Mathematical analysis of nonlocal diffusion and
peridynamic mechanical model (CoPI)
 20102013 DOEASC,
Mathematical and numerical analysis of peridynamics for multiscale
problems in solids
 20102013 NSFIIP,
I/UCRC CGI: Center for Computational Materials Design (CCMD), Phase II (CoPI)
 20102013 NSFDMS,
Mathematical and computational studies of interfaces and defects
 20092010 SANDIA LAB,
Mathematical and Numerical Analysis of Peridynamic Models
 20092011 DOECES,
A Global, MultiResolution Approach to Regional Ocean Modeling
 20072011 NIH  NCI, Multiscale modeling of leukocytetumor cell adhesion to endothelium in shear flow (CoPI)
 20072010 NSFDMS,
Analysis and Computation of some model problems in interface and defect dynamics
 20042007 NSFCCF,
CAMLET: a combined abinitio and manifold learning toolbox (CoPI)
 20042007 NSFDMS,
Analysis and Computation of problems in physical sciences
 20022007 NSFDMR,
Multiscale multicomponent computational tools for material simulations (CoPI)
 20022004 NSFDMS,
Scientific computing research environments for mathematical sciences (CoPI)
 20012004 NSFDMS, Algorithms and computations for problems in material sciences
 20002003 NSFCCR, Centroidal Voronoi tessellations, algorithms and applicaions
 Check the links to our research group page
 List of publications by year.
 List of publications via Google Scholar.
 Committees:
Chair of Applied Mathematics Program (2015)
Applied Mathematics Doctoral Committee (2014)
Class of 2017 Applied Mathematics Undergraduate Advisors (2014)
Chu Assistant Professorshop search committee (Chair 20142015)
Visibility committee, Data Science Inst (2015)
DSI representative for faculty search on "Machine learning and algorithms", Data Science Inst (2015)
 Journal editorial boards:
SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics (2012, Section Editor 2015)
SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis (20012011 and 2014)
Comm. in Comp. Physics
Appl. Math. Res. eXp. (20022016)
Comm. Math. Sci.
Mathematics of Computation (AMS)
Journal of Scientific Computing
Disc Cont Dyn SysB
J. of Computational Mathematics
Numer Math: Theory, Methods and Applicarions
Mathematics Research and Applications
Communications in Mathematics and Statistics J. of Mathematical Study
Interfaces and Free Boundaries
 Book series editors:
Handbook of Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
 Other serives:
Chair: SIAM Activity Group on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science, (20142016), SIAM
Editorial board of SIAM News, Liaison for SIAGMS (2017 )
Member of Scientific Advisory Board, ICERM (20162018)
Member of Directorate Advisory Committee, PNNL (2017)
SIAM representative to U.S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM), (20152019), The National Academies.
 My Erdös number is 2
 Not to be confused with the conventional
terms, in terms of collaboration distance,
my Gauss number is 6,
my Hilbert number is 5, not 2\sqrt(2),
my SS Chern number is 4,
my Einstein number is also 4, but
my Ladyzhenskaya number is 2,
my Euler number is inf (whose isn't?)
my (enter your name) number is to be computed