Jianfeng Lu, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Chemistry and Physics
Jianfeng Lu is an applied mathematician interested in mathematical analysis and algorithm development for problems from computational physics, theoretical chemistry, materials science and other related fields.
More specifically, his current research focuses include: Electronic structure and many body problems; quantum molecular dynamics; multiscale modeling and analysis; rare events and sampling techniques.  Contact Info:
Teaching (Spring 2018):
 MATH 79090.01, MINICOURSE IN ADVANCED TOPICS
Synopsis
 Physics 205, TuTh 01:25 PM02:40 PM
 Office Hours:
 By email appointments
 Education:
Ph.D.  Princeton University  2009 
BS  Peking University  2005 
 Specialties:

Applied Math
 Research Interests:
Mathematical analysis and algorithm development for problems from
computational physics, theoretical chemistry, materials science and others.
More specifically:
Electronic structure and many body problems;
Multiscale modeling and analysis; and
Rare events and sampling techniques.
 Areas of Interest:
Applied Mathematics Partial Differential Equations Probability Numerical Analysis Scientific Computing
 Curriculum Vitae
 Current Ph.D. Students
 Postdocs Mentored
 Haizhao Yang (July, 2015  present)
 Zhennan Zhou (August, 2014  present)
 Undergraduate Research Supervised
 Jeremy Tay (September, 2015  December, 2015)
 Fuchsia Chen (January, 2015  September, 2015)
 Leslie Lei (May, 2013  May, 2014)
 Recent Publications
(More Publications)
 Lu, J; Thicke, K, Cubic scaling algorithms for RPA correlation using interpolative separable density fitting,
Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 351
(December, 2017),
pp. 187202 [doi]
 Li, L; Liu, JG; Lu, J, Fractional Stochastic Differential Equations Satisfying FluctuationDissipation Theorem,
Journal of Statistical Physics, vol. 169 no. 2
(October, 2017),
pp. 316339 [doi] [abs]
 Yu, VWZ; Corsetti, F; García, A; Huhn, WP; Jacquelin, M; Jia, W; Lange, B; Lin, L; Lu, J; Mi, W; Seifitokaldani, A; VázquezMayagoitia, Á; Yang, C; Yang, H; Blum, V, ELSI: A unified software interface for Kohn–Sham electronic structure solvers,
Computer Physics Communications
(September, 2017) [doi]
 Lu, J; Steinerberger, S, A variation on the DonskerVaradhan inequality for the principal eigenvalue.,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, vol. 473 no. 2204
(August, 2017),
pp. 20160877 [doi] [abs]
 Lu, J; Yang, H, A cubic scaling algorithm for excited states calculations in particle–particle random phase approximation,
Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 340
(July, 2017),
pp. 297308 [doi]
 Recent Grant Support
 CAREER: Research and training in advanced computational methods for quantum and statistical mechanics, National Science Foundation, DMS1454939, 2015/092020/08.
 CAREER: Research and training in advanced computational methods for quantum and statistical mechanics, National Science Foundation, DMS1454939, 2015/092020/08.
