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Theodore B. Stowell University Professor of Applied Mathematics / Division of Applied Mathematics / Brown University

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Academic background

Professor Shu received his B.S. degree in Mathematics from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, in 1982. In 1986 he received his Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from the Mathematics Department of the University of California at Los Angeles with Professor Stanley Osher as his advisor. He then spent a year at the Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA) in University of Minnesota as a post doctoral fellow. Since 1987 he has been with the Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, as an Assistant Professor (1987-91), Associate Professor (1992-96), Professor (1996- ), Chairman (1999-2005), and Theodore B. Stowell University Professor (2008- ). In 1992 he received the NASA Public Service Group Achievement Award for the pioneering work in Computational Fluid Dynamics as part of the ICASE algorithm team. In 1995 he received the first Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Since 2004 he has been listed as an ISI Highly Cited Author in Mathematics by the ISI Web of Knowledge, Thomson Scientific Company. In 2007 he received the SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering (SIAM/ ACM CSE Prize) "for the development of numerical methods that have had a great impact on scientific computing, including TVD temporal discretization, ENO and WENO finite difference schemes, discontinuous Galerkin methods, and spectral methods" (from the prize citation). See SIAM News Article. In 2009 he was selected as one of the first 183 members of the inaugural class of Fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). In 2012 he was selected as one of the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). In 2014 he was an invited 45-minute speaker in the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in Seoul.

Current Research Interests

Professional Affiliations

He is the Chief Editor of the Journal of Scientific Computing, the Co-Chief Editor of Methods and Applications of Analysis, the Co-Chief Editor of Annals of Mathematical Sciences and Applications, the Chief Editor of Communications on Applied Mathematics and Computation, and a member of the editorial boards of Mathematics of Computation, Journal of Computational Mathematics, Acta Mathematicae Applicatae Sinica, Science China Mathematics, International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling, Communications in Computational Physics, SEMA Journal, Advances in Water Resources, Journal of Mathematical Research with Applications, ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis (M2AN), Journal of Computational Physics, Communications in Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics, Computation and Geometry of Data (formerly Geometry, Imaging and Computing), and Applications of Mathematics, the former Managing Editor of Mathematics of Computation (2002-2012), the former Co-Chief Editor of Geometry, Imaging and Computing, (2014-2017), and a former editor of the SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, Chinese Journal of Computational Physics, Journal of Hyperbolic Differential Equations, Communications in Applied Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics Journal, and Pure and Applied Mathematics Quarterly. Between 1989 and 2002 he was a consultant at the Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE), NASA Langley Research Center. He has also been a Guest Professor (since 1995) and a Changjiang Lectureship Professor (2000-2002) of the Department of Mathematics of the University of Science and Technology of China, an Honorary Professor of Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2014-2021), a former Overseas Assessor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a former Guest Professor of the School of Mathematics of Nankai University, Shanghai University, Yunnan Polytechnic University, Southeast University in China, Nanjing Aeronautic and Space University, and Nanjing University.

Where to contact Prof. Chi-Wang Shu:

Professor Chi-Wang Shu Division of Applied Mathematics Box F 182 George Street Brown University Providence, RI 02912, USA Tel: (401) 863-2549 (work) FAX: (401) 863-1355

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