BASIC INFORMATION
EDUCATION
 B.S., mathematics, Zhejiang Normal University, China, 1982.
 M.S., mathematics, Xiangtan University, China, 1986 (Advisor: Qiding Zhu).
 M.S., mechanics, University of
Minnesota, 1996 (Advisor:
Richard D. James).
 Ph.D., mathematics,
University of Minnesota, 1996
(Advisor:
Mitchell B. Luskin).
EMPLOYMENT AND AFFILIATION
 Postdoc, School of
Mathematics, University
of Minnesota, Summer, 1996.
 CAM (Computational and Applied Mathematics) Assistant Professor,
Department of Mathematics,
UCLA, August 1996  July 1999.
 Assistant Professor, Department of
Mathematics, University of Maryland,
College Park, August 1998  June 2004.
 Assistant Professor,
Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling,
University of Maryland,
College Park, August 2003  June 2004.
 Associate Professor, Department of
Mathematics, University of California,
San Diego, July 2004  June 2010.
 Professor, Department of
Mathematics, University of California,
San Diego, July 2010  present.
 Senior Scientist, NSF Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, UCSD and Rice University, September 2007  August 2014.
 Faculty, Quantitative Biology Graduate Program, UCSD, Fall 2015present.
AWARDS AND GRANTS
 Excellent Teacher Award, Department of Applied Mathematics, Zhejiang
University, China, 1988.
 Citation for excellence in teaching,
School of Mathematics,
University of Minnesota, 1996.
 Summer Research Award, Graduate School,
University of Maryland, College Park, 2000.
 PI (no CoPIs), National Science Foundation
grant DMS0072958, 7/15/2000  6/30/2003.
 PI (no CoPIs), Department of Commerce grant
70NANB2H0131, 9/1/2002  12/31/2004.
 PI (no CoPIs), National Science Foundation
grant DMS0451466, 7/1/2004  6/30/2008.
 CoPI, Department of Energy
grant DEFG0205ER25707, 8/15/2005  8/14/2009.
 CoPI, National Science Foundation
grant DMS0619173, 9/1/2006  8/31/2007.
 PI (no CoPIs), National Science Foundation
grant DMS0811259, 7/1/2008  6/30/2012.
 Senior Scientist, Center for Theoretical Biological Physics,
a National Science Foundation Physics Frontiers Center,
National Science Foundation
PHY0822283, 7/1/2008  8/30/2014.
 PI (with two CoIs), National Institutes of Health
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
grant R01GM096188, 07/01/2010  06/30/2015.
 PI (with two other PIs), UCSD Chancellor's Interdisciplinary Collaboratories grant,
1/1/2013  12/31/2014.
 PI (with one CoPI), National Science Foundation grant DMS1319731, 9/1/2013  8/31/2017.
 PI (with one CoPI), National Science Foundation grant DMS1620487, 9/1/2016  8/31/2019.
RESEARCH
RESEARCH INTEREST

Scientific computing and numerical analysis; and applied aspects of partial differential equations, dynamical systems, and stochastic processes; with application to biological physics,
computational biology, continuum mechanics, and materials science.
INVITED PRESENTATIONS
 Plenary Talks, Distinguished Lectures, Short Courses, and Summer/Winter Schools

Applied Mathematics Summer School, Zhejiang University, China, July 18August 5, 2007.
 Summer School: CoarseGrained
Physical Modeling of Biological Systems, the NSF
Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, UCSD,
August 1115, 2008.

Principal lecturer (with Hong Qian),
Short Course on Applied Mathematics in Biophysics,
Taiwan National
Center for Theoretical Sciences (NCTS),
and
Center of Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing (CMMSC),
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan,
December 14 and 15, 2010.
Topics.
Overview
of Lectures.

Distinguished Seminar in Computational and Mathematical Biology,
Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and Center
for Mathematical and Computational Biology, UC Irvine, October 25, 2012.

Lecture series in Partial Differential Equations with Application to
Biological Physics, Tongji University, China, September 39, 2013.

KINet Summer School: Dynamics and Numerics for Nonlocal PDEs and
Related Equations in the Physical and Biological Sciences,
Iowa State University, May 47, 2014

Plenary lecture, 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Natural Philosophy,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 2224, 2014.

Lecturer,
Winter School: Modeling, Simulation and Analysis of Biology and Physiology,
National Center of Theoretical Sciences and
National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, December 2130, 2015.

Invited 45minute presentation,
The 7th International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians, Beijing, China, August 611, 2016.
 Other Invited Presentations at Conferences and Workshops
 First National Conference on Numerical Solutions of Partial Differential Equations,
Shanghai, China, March 1987.
 Conference on Engineering
Problems: Mathematical Formulation, Analysis, and Computational Treatment,
honoring Professor Ivo Babu\v{s}ka, University of Maryland at College Park,
March 2124, 1996.
 Finite Element Circus Meeting, University of South Carolina, April 19 and 20, 1996.
 Finite Element Circus Meeting, University of Maryland at College Park, November 6 and 7, 1998.
 Minisymposium on Computational Problems in Materials Science,
Third SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science,
Philadelphia, May 2124, 2000.
 Workshop on Numerics of Microstructure,
Oberwolfach, Germany, June 1723, 2001.

The Southeast Conference on Applied Mathematics,
North Carolina State University,
November 911, 2001.
 The
Interphase9th International Workshop on Numerical
Methods for Free Boundary Problems,
University of Maryland at College Park,
January 912, 2002.
 Finite Element Circus Meeting,
University of Maryland at College Park, March 8 and 9, 2002.
 Minisymposium on Modeling, Analysis and Computations in Materials
Science, SIAM
50th Aniversary and 2002 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, July 812, 2002.
 AMS special session on Stochastic and Multiscale Problems in the
Sciences, Joint
Mathematis Meetings, Baltimore, January 1518, 2003.

Workshop on Continuum Models for Epitaxial Growth,
Bonn, Germany, August 46, 2003.
 Workshop on
Multiscale Challenges in Soft Matter Materials,
SAMSI, North Carolina, February 1517, 2004.
 Minisymposium on Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Complex
Fluids, Fourth
SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science, Los Angeles, May 2326, 2004.
 Workshop 2, January 1014, 2005, in
Nanoscale Material Interfaces: Experiment, Theory and Simulation,
a twomonth scientific program at the
Institute for Mathematical
Sciences, National University
of Singapore, November 24, 2004  January 23, 2005.
 SIAM
Southern California Section Meeting and
The 5th Southern California Applied Mathematics Symposium (SoCAMS),
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, April 24, 2005.

International Workshop on Computational Science and its Education,
Capital Normal University, Beijing,
August 29  September 2, 2005.
 The Department of Energy Multiscale Mathematics
Project KickOff Meeting, Minneapolis, October 2830, 2005.
 Minisymposium on Advances in Computation of Complex Fluids and Advanced
Materials, SIAM Conference on
Computational Science and Engineering,
Costa Mesa, California, Februry 1923,2007.
 Workshop on
Nonequilibrium Interface and Surface Dynamics: Theory,
Experiment and Simulation from Atomistic to Continuum Scales,
Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling,
Univeristy of Maryland, April 2327, 2007.
 Minisymposium: From Microscopic Models to Continuum Laws: Current Challenges
in Epitaxial Growth, SIAM Conference on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations,
Mesa, Arizona, December 1012, 2007.
 Workshop on Solvation, Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications,
Universty of Minnesota, December 812, 2008.
 International Research Workshop on Selected Topics in Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of
Materials and Biological Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China,
September 11, 2009.
 International Workshop on Continuum Modeling of Biomolecules,
Institute of Computational Mathematics and Scientific/Engineering Computing,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, September 1416, 2009.

Workshop on Numerical Methods for PDEs,
Sun YatSen University, Guangzhou, China, July 28  August 1, 2010.
 Taiwan Mathematical Society Annual Meeting, December 1012, 2010.
 International Conference on Applied Mathematics
and Interdisciplinary Research, Tianjin and Beijing, China, June 1316, 2011.

SIAM Conference on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations,
San Diego, November 1417, 2011.
 Minisymposium on Fuel Cells, FACM 2012: Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics 2012 Conference, New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey, May 1820, 2012.
 Minisymposium: Advanced Mathematical Models of ProteinSolvent Interactions,
SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences, San Diego, August 711, 2012.
 Minisymposium: Computational Biological Modeling at the Interface of
Molecular Simulation and Continuum Diffusion,
SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences, San Diego, August 711, 2012.
 Symposium:
Continuum Solvation Modeling in Biological Systems: Developments and Applications,
Division of Computers in Chemistry, American Chemical Society
Fall meeting, Philadelpha, August 1923, 2012.
 KINet Research Interaction Workshop: Kinetic Equation and Molecular Modeling,
Iowa State Universiy, Ames, Iowa, October 20 and 21, 2012.
 CECAM Workshop:
New Perspectives in Liquid State
Theories for Complex Molecular Systems,
Institut Henri Poincare, Paris, France, June 2022, 2013.
 Minisymposium: FluidStructure Interactions: Applications and Advances in Numerical Methods, SIAM Annual Meeting, San Diego, July 812, 2013.
 Workshop: Computational Challenges in Complex Charged Systems,
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, September 9 and 10, 2013.
 Third Biological Diffusion
and Brownian Dynamics Brainstorm (BDBDB3), with Live Video Conference Sessions,
Heidelberg, Germany, and UC San Diego, USA, October 79, 2013.
 International
Conference on Free Boundary Problems: Theory and Applications,
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, United Kindom, June 2327, 2014.
 Brainstorm workshop on Biological Molecules, Cells, and Beyond, UCSD, August 4 and 5, 2014.
 Symoposium on Modeling the Effects of Water and Solvation in Biological Systems: Developments
and Applications,
248th ACS (American Chemical Society) National Meeting & Exposition,
San Francisco, August 1014, 2014.
 International Conference on Recent Advances in Applied and Computational Mathematics,
Hua Zhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, May 2831, 2015.
 IMA Special Workshop: Mathematics and Mechanics in the 22nd Century:
Seven Decades and Counting ..., Eugene, Oregon, October 2325, 2015.
 MBI Workshop: Mathematical Challenges in Drug and Protein Design, December 711, 2015.
 The International Mathematical Meeting and the Annual Meeting of the Taiwanese
Mathematical Society, National University of Kaohsiung, December 19 and 20, 2015.
 Workshop on Mathematics in Action: Modeling and Analysis in Molecular Biology and Electrophysiology, Soochow University, June 1618, 2016.
 The 7th International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians, Beijing, China, August 611, 2016.

KINet Conference: MeanField Modeling and Multiscale
Methods for Complex Physical and Biological Systems,
UC Santa Barbara, October 31November 3, 2016.

KINet Workshop: Kinetic Descriptions of Chemical and Biological Systems:
Models, Analysis and Numerics,
Iowa State University, March 2325, 2017.
 Multiscale Theory and Computation, An International Conference Honoring Mitchell Luskin on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday, University of Minnesota, September 2325, 2017.
 Invited Colloquia and Seminars at (*: multiple times)
Duke University
George Washington University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Illinois Institute of Technology
Iowa State University (*)
New Mexico State University
North Carolina State University (*)
Ohio State University (*)
Penn State University
Rush University
San Diego State University
Stanford University
UC Berkeley
UC Irvine (*)
UCLA (*)
UCSD (*)
UC Santa Barbara (*)
University of Chicago
University of Delaware
University of Iowa
University of Maryland (*)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of Utah
University of Washington, Seattle
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
University of Wisconsion, Madison
Wayne State University
NIST
NSF Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, UC San Diego
Research Center CAESAR at Bonn, Germany
Fudan Univeristy, China (*)
Hangzhou Dianzi Science and Technology University, China
Ningbo University, China (*)
Peking Univversity, China
Shanghai Jiaotong University, China (*)
Soochow University, China
Tongji University, China (*)
Zhejiang Univversity, China (*)
Institute of Applied Mathematics,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Institute of Computational Mathematics and Scientific/Engineering Computing,
Chinese Academy of Sciences,
Beijing, China (*)
Institute of Physics,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
RESEARCH VISIT

Laboratoire de Metallurgie Physique, Universite de Poitiers and INRIA, Paris, France, June 24July 1,
2001.

Research Center CAESAR, Bonn, Germany, August 2127, 2002.

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore, January 916, 2005.

Peking University, and Institute of Physics and Institute of Computational Mathematics
and Scientific/Engineering Computing, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, July
30August 4, 2006.

Institute of Computational Mathematics and Scientific/Engineering Computing, Chinese
Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, September 1319, 2009.

National Center for Theoretical Sciences (NCTS), and Center of Mathematical Modeling and
Scientific Computing (CMMSC), National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, December 1015, 2010.

Institute of Applied Mathematics, Chinese
Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, September 2528, 2012.

Department of Mathematics,
Tongji University, Shanghai, China, August 30September 10, 2013. Distinguished
Oversea Visitor.

Shanghai Jiaotong University, Fudan University, and Ningbo
University, summer, 2013.

Shanghai Jiaotong University, Tongji University, Fudan University, and
Ningbo University, August 31September 10, 2014.

Fudan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University,
Tongji University, and Soochow University, September 815, 2015.

National Center for Theoretical Sciences and National University of Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan,
December 1623, 2015.

Fudan University, Shanghai, China, March 2027, June 20 and 21, and August 112, 2016.
Visitor Program, Labortory of Nonlinear Mathematical Modeling and Methods,
Ministry of Education, P. R. China.
 Soochow University, Fudan University, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China,
May 28June 4, 2017.
 Hangzhou Dianzi Science and Technology University, Ningbo Univeristy, and
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, Novemver 914, 2017.
OTHER RESEARCH EXERRIENCE
 Developed code for "Maxfelm: a Finite Element Package for
Threedimensional Scattering Simulations in Diffractive Optics"
with Dr. David Dobson.
Summer project sponsored by
Honeywell, Inc., 1993, 1994.
 Participated in Virtual Integrated Prototyping for Epitaxial Growth,
a project initiated and supported by
DARPA/NSF,
July 1997  June 1999.
 Researcher, Minnesota Supercomputing Institute,
University of Minnesota, 19912001.
 Senior scientist, the NSF Center for Theoretical
Biological Physics,, UCSD and Rice University, September 2007August 2014.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
ORGANIZING COMMITTEES
 Coorganizer (with John
Lowengrub) of the minisymposium on Computational
Problems in Materials Science,
Third SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science,
Philadelphia, May 2124, 2000.
 Organizing committee member,
Nonequilibrium Interface Dynamics:
Theory and Simulation from Atomistic to Continuum Scales, a threeweek
program at the Center
for Scientific Computation and Mathematical
Modeling, University of Maryland,
October 1331, 2003.
 Cochair (with
Weizhu Bao,
Ping Lin,
and JianGuo Liu)
of the organizing committee,
Nanoscale Material Interfaces: Experiment, Theory and Simulation,
a twomonth scientific program at the
Institute for Mathematical
Sciences, National University
of Singapore, November 24, 2004  January 23, 2005.
 Coorganizer (with XiaoLiang Cheng), International Research Workshop:
Selected Topics in Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of
Materials and Biological Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China,
September 11, 2009.
 Coordinator (with Benzhuo Lu), Organizing committee,
International Workshop on Continuum Modeling of Biomolecules,
Institute of Computational Mathematics and Scientific/Engineering Computing,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, September 1416, 2009.
 Organizer, Brainstorm Workshop on Biological Molecules, UCSD, March 711, 2011.
 Coorganizer (with Paul Atzberger) of the minisymposium: Partial Differential Equations
for Biomolecular Interactions: Electrostatics, Hydrodynamics, and Fluctuations,
SIAM Conference on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations,
San Diego, November 1417, 2011.
 Coorganizer (with Jaydeep Bardhan) of the minisymposium:
Advanced Mathematical Models of ProteinSolvent Interactions,
SIAM Conference
on the Life Sciences, San Diego, August 710, 2012.
 Organizer: Brainstorm Workshop on Biological Molecules, UCSD, August 2729, 2012.

Southern California SIAM chapter and SoCal applied math symposium initiation/organization.
Activity at USC, May 2013.
 Organizing committee member, Local Program Committee,
The 8th International Congress on Biological Physics, Beijing, China,
June 1822, 2014.
Brainstorm Workshop on Biological Molecules, Cells, and Beyond, UCSD, August 4 and 5, 2014.
 Organizer (with Brian Cameley),
Summer School in Mathematical Biology: Spatial Problems from Cells to Tissues to Flocks,
UCSD, Septembr 2226, 2014.
 Organizer, Brainstorm workshop on Variational ImplicitSolvent Model of Biological Molecules,
UCSD, Spring, 2015.
 Organizer (with Emil Alexov, Ray Luo, and Guowei Wei), Emphasis Workshop: Multiple
Faces on Biomolecular Electrostatics, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University,
October 1223, 2015.
 Organizing committee member, SOCAMS (Southern California Applied Mathematics Symposium),
Claremont Colleges, June 4, 2016.
 Organizing committee member, a biomath workshop, Soochow University, China, June 1618, 2016.
 Organizing commiittee member,
Multiscale
Theory and Computation,
An International Conference Honoring Mitchell Luskin on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, September 2325, 2017.
EDITORIAL BOARD

Associated editor, Communications in Computational Physics (CiCP), November 2007  December 2016.
PROPOSAL, EXTERNAL FACULTY PROMOTION, AND ARTICLE REVIEW
 Proposal review panelist: Department of Energy
(DoE), 2003 and 2008; National Science Foundation
(NSF), 2007, 2010, 2014.
 Reviewed proposals for the NSF in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, and 2014.
 Reviewed externally 14 faculty promotion and recruitment cases.
 Refereed about 100 research articles for
SELECTED SERVICE AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

Organizer of Special Seminar Series on Mathematics of Materials, Fall 2000 and Spring 2001.

Codirector, Research Interaction Team on Materials Interfaces, Fall 2002Spring 2004.

Graduate Admission Committee, Spring 2001Fall 2003;
Numerical Analysis Field Committee, Fall 1999Spring 2004;
and Partial Differential Equations Field Committee, Spring 2001Spring 2004.
SELECTED SERVICE AT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

Member, Steering Committee, Program in Computational Science, Mathematics and Engineering,
UCSD, Fall 2004Spring 2005.

Member of a campus wide committee for initiating a joint Max PlanckUCSD research center, 2011.

UCSD representative to NSF Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Spring 2013present.

A UCSD campus wide faculty search committee, July 2015June 2016.

Coorganizer (with LiTien Cheng),
Informal Seminars on Mathematics and BiochemistryBiophysics, Summer 2007Summer 2017.

Coorganizer (with LiTien Cheng and Ruth Williams)
Seminars on Mathematics for Complex Biological Systems, Fall 2017present.

Selected committees in the Department of Mathematics:
Hiring Committee, Fall 2007Spring 2008, Fall 2011Spring 2012, Fall 2013Spring 2014,
and Fall 2016Spring 2018;
Colloquium Coordinator, Fall 2008Spring 2010, and Fall 2012Spring 2014;
Numerical Analysis Field Coordinator, Fall 2014Spring 2015;
Undergrad Advising, Fall 2004Spring 2005 and Fall 2014Spring 2015;
Graduate Advising, Fall 2005Spring 2006 and Fall 2009Spring 2018; and
Graduate Admissions, Fall 2007Spring 2008.
 Ph.D. committees for many studentin in different departments (Mathematics, Physics,
Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Structural Engineering,
Computer Science, etc.).
COMMUNITY SERVICE

Gave mathematics lectures for students in Carmel Valley Middle School, San Diego.

Judge of local high school speech and debate competitions: Fall 2012; March 2013; April 2013;
January 2014; and January 2015.

San Diego ARML (American Regional Mathematics League) volunteer, Spring 2014.
