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Yu Cao, Research Assistant, Ph D Student

Yu Cao

I am a fifth-year graduate student. My thesis advisor is Prof Jianfeng Lu. Currently, I am working on open quantum systems and high-dimensional stochastic simulation.

Please note: Yu has left the Mathematics department at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  274F Physics
Office Phone:  +1 919 660 2800
Email Address: send me a message
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Mathematical physics • Monte Carlo Method

Recent Publications

  1. Cao, Y; Lu, J; Lu, Y, Exponential Decay of Rényi Divergence Under Fokker–Planck Equations, Journal of Statistical Physics, vol. 176 no. 5 (September, 2019), pp. 1172-1184 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Cao, Y; Lu, J; Lu, Y, Gradient flow structure and exponential decay of the sandwiched Rényi divergence for primitive Lindblad equations with GNS-detailed balance, Journal of Mathematical Physics, vol. 60 no. 5 (May, 2019), pp. 052202-052202, AIP Publishing [doi]  [abs]
  3. Cao, Y; Lu, J, Stochastic dynamical low-rank approximation method, Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 372 (November, 2018), pp. 564-586, Elsevier BV [doi]  [abs]
  4. Cao, Y; Lu, J, Lindblad equation and its semiclassical limit of the Anderson-Holstein model, Journal of Mathematical Physics, vol. 58 no. 12 (December, 2017), pp. 122105-122105, AIP Publishing [doi]  [abs]
  5. Cao, Y; Lin, L; Zhou, X, Explore stochastic instabilities of periodic points by transition path theory, Journal of Nonlinear Science, vol. 26 no. 3 (March, 2016), pp. 755-786, Springer Nature [doi]  [abs]
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