Yanlai Chen, PhD

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

Course on numerical methods in science and engineering. Topics will include: numerical analysis and methods (quadrature, optimization, matrices, root-finding, ODEs, PDES, Monte-Carlo), and an introduction to multigrid and parallel computing. Programming exercises using MATLAB and individual research projects are an essential part of the course.

Research investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature defining a topic area and preliminary results for the dissertation proposal undertaken before the student has qualified for EAS 701. With approval of the student's graduate committee, up to 15 credits of EAS 601 may be applied to the 30 credit requirement for dissertation research.

Research

Research Awards

  • $650,000 Implementation of a Contextualized Computing Pedagogy in STEM Core Courses and Its Impact on Undergraduate Student Academic Success, Retention, and Graduation

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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