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Yulong Lu, Phillip Griffiths Assistant Research Professor

Yulong Lu

My research interests include applied probability, statistics, inverse problems and PDEs.

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Teaching (Summer2 2019):

    Physics 259, MTuWThF 09:30 AM-10:45 AM
    (also cross-listed as MATH 753.01)
Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • MATH 690-40.01, TOPICS IN PROBABILITY Synopsis
    Physics 205, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Office Hours:

  • Monday 4-5pm

  • Thursday 12-1pm


Ph.D.University of Warwick (England)2017

Calculus of variations • Inverse problems • Partial differential equations • Probability Theory • Statistics • Uncertainty Quantification

Recent Publications

  1. Lu, Y; Stuart, A; Weber, H, Gaussian Approximations for Transition Paths in Brownian Dynamics, Siam Journal on Mathematical Analysis, vol. 49 no. 4 (January, 2017), pp. 3005-3047, Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics (SIAM) [doi]
  2. Iglesias, M; Lu, Y; Stuart, A, A Bayesian level set method for geometric inverse problems, Interfaces and Free Boundaries, vol. 18 no. 2 (2016), pp. 181-217, European Mathematical Publishing House [doi]
  3. Hu, G; Lu, Y; Zhang, B, The factorization method for inverse elastic scattering from periodic structures, Inverse Problems, vol. 29 no. 11 (November, 2013), pp. 115005-115005, IOP Publishing [doi]
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