Hui   @   MATH   UCSD

Hui Sun    ( a.k.a. Paul )

Postdoctoral Researcher, Instructor
Department of Mathematics
UCSD, San Diego
Office: 5747 AP&M building
Phone: 858-534-4889


2004-2008, B.Sc., Math, CUHK
2008-2013, Ph.D, Applied Math, UCLA
My Ph.D. advisor is Professor Andrea Bertozzi.


2013-now, Postdoctoral Researcher, Instructor, Math, UCSD.
I work under supervision of Professor Bo Li and Professor J. Andrew McCammon.

Research Interests

  • Nonlinear PDEs, Fluid Dynamics, and Pattern Formation;
  • Mathematical Biology, and Computational Biophysics;
  • Scientific Computation, and Compressive Sensing.


@UCSD, as an instructor:

  1. 16SS.II,    Math 142B,   Intro to Real Analysis
  2. 16S,    Math 20E,    Vector Calculus
  3. 15F,    Math 20C,    Calculus III
  4. 15SS.II,    Math 170B,   Numerical Analysis
  5. 15S,   Math 20A,   Calculus I
  6. 14F,   Math 20B,   Calculus II
  7. 14SS.II,    Math 110A,   Intro. to P.D.E.
  8. 14S,    Math 20C,    Calculus III
  9. 13F,    Math 20D,   Intro. to O.D.E.

@UCLA, as a TA:

  1. 12F,    Math 142,    Math Modeling
  2. 12S,    Math 61,     Discrete Structures
  3. 11F,    Math 134,    Dynamical Systems
  4. 11F,    Math 131A,    Analysis
  5. 11S,    PIC10A,    Elementary C++
  6. 11S,    PIC10A,    Elementary C++
  7. 11W,    PIC10B,    Intermediate C++
  8. 10F,    PIC40A,    Internet Programming
  9. 09F,    PIC10A,    Elementary C++
  10. 09W,    Math33B,    ODEs
  11. 09W,    Math32A,    Multi-Variable Calculus

Students Supervision

- I supervised David K. Moore, an undergrad student, to do research on fluid interface problems. He took my MATH110A (PDEs) class in summer 2014.
- I supervised Jiayi Wen, a PhD student, to do research on phase field modeling of biomolecules.
- I am supervising Yue Yan, a PhD student, in developing numerical methods and theoretical tools, to study cell colony growth, and compare with experiments.



  1. 1. Theodore Kolokolnikov, Hui Sun, David Uminsky, Andrea L. Bertozzi, Stability of Ring Patterns Arising from Two-Dimensional Particle Interactions, Phys. Rev. E, 2011. [DOI]
  2. 2. Hui Sun, David Uminsky, and Andrea L. Bertozzi, A generalized Birkhoff-Rott Equation for Two-Dimensional Active Scalar Problems, SIAM J. Appl. Math, 2012. [DOI]
  3. 3. Hui Sun, David Uminsky, Andrea L. Bertozzi, Stability and clustering of self-similar solutions of aggregation equations, J. Math. Phys., special issue: Incompressible Fluids, Turbulence and Mixing, 2012. [DOI]
  4. 4. James von Brecht, Theodore Kolokolnikov, Andrea L. Bertozzi, Hui Sun, Swarming on Random Graphs, special issue of J. Stat. Phys. on social phenomena, 2013. [DOI]
  5. 5. Mark Rosin, Hui Sun, Stability and energetics of Bursian diodes, Phys. Rev. E, 2013. [DOI]
  6. 6. Andrea Bertozzi, James von Brecht, Hui Sun, Theodore Kolokolnikov, David Uminsky, Ring patterns and their bifurcations in the model of biological swarms, Comm. Math. Sci., special issue in honor of George Papanicolau's birthday, 2015. [PDF][DOI]
  7. 7. Shenggao Zhou, Li-Titen Cheng, Hui Sun, Joachim Dzubiella, Bo Li, and J. Andrew McCammon, LS-VISM: A Software Package for Analysis of Biomolecular Solvation, accepted in J. Comp. Chem., 2015.
  8. 8. Bo Li, Hui Sun, and Shenggao Zhou, Stability of a cylindrical solute-solvent interface: Effect of geometry, electrostatics, and hydrodynamics, SIAM Applied Math, 2015. [DOI]
  9. 9. Hui Sun, Jiayi Wen, Yanxiang Zhao, Bo Li, and J. A. McCammon, A Self-Consistent Phase-Field Approach to Implicit Solvation of Charged Molecules with Poisson-Boltzmann Electrostatics, J. Chem. Phys., 143, 243110, 2015.
  10. 10. Hui Sun, Shenggao Zhou, David K. Moore, Li-Tien Cheng, Bo Li, Numerical treatment of Stokes solvent flow and solute-solvent interfacial dynamics for nonpolar molecules, J. Sci. Comput., 2015, to appear.


  1. 1. Hui Sun, Christoph Brune, and Andrea Bertozzi, Sparsity in Fluids, Advanced Flow Estimation via Compressive Sensing, in preparation
  2. 2. Hui Sun, Shenggao Zhou, Li-Tien Cheng, Bo Li, A Second Order Virtual Node Method for 3D Incompressible Stokes Equation in Irregular Domains with Traction Boundary Conditions, in preparation
  3. 3. Shenggao Zhou, Hui Sun, Li-Tien Cheng, Bo Li, and J. Andrew McCammon, Stochastic Level set Optimization for Variational Implicit-Solvent Model: Dewetting Transitions, in preparation

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