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.
Teaching (Spring 2019):
- MATH 375.01, LINEAR PROGRAMMING
- Gross Hall 304B, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
- MATH 660.01, NUMERICAL PARTIAL DIFF EQNS
- Gross Hall 304B, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
- Office Hours:
- By email appointments
- Research Interests:
Mathematical analysis and algorithm development for problems from
computational physics, theoretical chemistry, materials science and others.
Electronic structure and many body problems;
Multiscale modeling and analysis; and
Rare events and sampling techniques.
- Areas of Interest:
- Applied Mathematics
Partial Differential Equations
- 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
- Cao, Y; Lu, J, Stochastic dynamical low-rank approximation method,
Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 372
pp. 564-586 [doi] [abs]
- Li, X; Liu, J; Lu, J; Zhou, X, Moderate deviation for random elliptic PDE with small noise,
The Annals of Applied Probability, vol. 28 no. 5
pp. 2781-2813 [doi] [abs]
- Barthel, T; Lu, J, Fundamental Limitations for Measurements in Quantum Many-Body Systems.,
Physical Review Letters, vol. 121 no. 8
pp. 080406 [doi] [abs]
- Huang, Y; Lu, J; Ming, P, A Concurrent Global–Local Numerical Method for Multiscale PDEs,
Journal of Scientific Computing, vol. 76 no. 2
pp. 1188-1215 [doi] [abs]
- You, Z; Li, L; Lu, J; Ge, H, Integrated tempering enhanced sampling method as the infinite switching limit of simulated tempering.,
The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 149 no. 8
pp. 084114 [doi] [abs]
- Recent Grant Support
- CAREER: Research and training in advanced computational methods for quantum and statistical mechanics, National Science Foundation, DMS-1454939, 2015/09-2020/08.
- Quantum Computing in Chemical and Material Sciences, Department of Energy, 2018/09-2019/09.