Yanlai Chen, PhD

Associate Professor

Mathematics

508-999-8438

508-910-6917

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Liberal Arts 394A


Education

2002University of Science and Technology of ChinaB.S.
2007University of Minnesota Twin CitiesM.S.
2007University of Minnesota Twin CitiesPh.D.

Teaching

  • Numerical algorithms
  • Probability
  • Calculus, Differential equation
  • Optimization

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

A calculus-based introduction to statistics. This course covers probability and combinatorial problems, discrete and continuous random variables and various distributions including the binomial, Poisson, hypergeometric normal, gamma and chi-square. Moment generating functions, transformation and sampling distributions are studied.

Theory and computer-oriented practice in obtaining numerical solutions of various problems. Topics include stability and conditioning, nonlinear equations, systems of linear equations, interpolation and approximation theory.

Research

Research Interests

  • Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing, Computational Partial Differential Equations
  • Dimension reduction, Model order reduction, Reduced order modeling
  • Uncertainty quantification, Fractional-order partial differential equations
  • Data mining, Machine Learning, Image Processing, Neural Networks
  • High performance computing

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