Theodore B. Stowell University Professor of Applied Mathematics, Brown University

Science Committee Member

Chi-Wang SHU

Chi-Wang Shu is a professor of applied mathematics at Brown University. He obtained his BS degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1982 and his PhD degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1986. He came to Brown University in 1987, was the Chair of the Division of Applied Mathematics between 1999 and 2005, and is now the Theodore B. Stowell University Professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University. 

His research interest includes high order weighted essentially non-oscillatory (WENO) finite difference and finite volume, discontinuous Galerkin (DG) finite element and spectral methods for solving hyperbolic and other convection dominated partial differential equations, with applications to areas such as computational fluid dynamics, semi-conductor device simulations and computational cosmology. 

His research work has a wide impact: Google scholar lists over 50,000 citations to his publications. He is the Chief Editor of Journal of Scientific Computing and serves in the editorial boards of several other journals, including Journal of Computational Physics and Mathematics of Computation. His honors include the First Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing in 1995 and the SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering in 2007. He is a SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Fellow (elected in 2009, inaugural class) and an AMS (American Mathematical Society) Fellow (elected in 2012, inaugural class).

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