Chi-Wang Shu (舒其望)
Theodore B. Stowell University Professor of Applied Mathematics and Chair
/ Division of Applied Mathematics / Brown University
E-mail: Chi-Wang_Shu at brown.edu
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,
as an Assistant Professor (1987-91),
Associate Professor (1992-96), Professor (1996- ), Division Chair
(1999-2005; 2023- ), 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
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
Fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).
In 2012 he was selected as one of the inaugural
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.
In 2019 he was elected as a
Fellow of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
"for his exceptional dedication and contribution to mentoring,
supporting, and advancing women in the mathematical sciences; for
his incredible role in supervising many women Ph.D.s, bringing them
into the world of research to which he has made fundamental
contributions, and nurturing their professional success"
(from the election citation).
In 2021 he received the
SIAM John von Neumann Prize
"in recognition of his fundamental contributions to the numerical
solution of partial differential equations. His work on finite
difference essentially non-oscillatory (ENO) methods, weighted ENO
(WENO) methods, finite element discontinuous Galerkin methods, and
spectral methods has had a major impact on scientific computing"
(from the prize citation),
see SIAM News Blog.
Also in 2021 he was bestowed an Honorary University Fellowship by
the Hong Kong Baptist University.
In 2021 he was elected to serve in the SIAM Board of Trustees (1/22-12/24).
In 2022 he was ranked #11 in the world and #8 in the United States in the
Research.com 2022 Edition of the Ranking of Top 1000 Scientists in Mathematics.
In 2023 he was selected as a recipient of a
Brown Distinguished Research Achievement Award.
Current Research Interests
- Numerical solutions of conservation laws and in general convection dominated
- Finite difference essentially non-oscillatory (ENO)
methods and weighted ENO (WENO) methods
- Finite element discontinuous Galerkin methods
- Spectral methods
- Numerical solution of Hamilton-Jacobi type equations
- Computational fluid dynamics
- Numerical solution of equations appearing in semi-conductor
- Computational cosmology
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,
a member of the editorial boards of
Mathematics of Computation,
Journal of Computational Mathematics,
Acta Mathematicae Applicatae Sinica,
International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling,
Communications in Computational Physics,
Advances in Water Resources,
Journal of Mathematical Research with Applications,
ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis
Journal of Computational Physics,
Communications in Mathematics and Statistics,
Mathematics, Computation and Geometry of Data (formerly
Geometry, Imaging and Computing),
Applications of Mathematics,
Advances in Aerodynamics,
Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics,
the former Managing Editor of
Mathematics of Computation (2002-2012),
the former Co-Chief Editor of
Geometry, Imaging and Computing, (2014-2017),
a former editor of
SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis,
Chinese Journal of Computational Physics,
Journal of Hyperbolic Differential Equations,
Communications in Applied Analysis,
Computational Fluid Dynamics Journal,
Pure and Applied Mathematics Quarterly,
Science China Mathematics.
Where to contact Prof. Chi-Wang Shu:
Professor Chi-Wang Shu
Division of Applied Mathematics
182 George Street
Providence, RI 02912, USA
Tel: (401) 863-2549 (work)
FAX: (401) 863-1355