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Theodore B. Stowell University Professor of Applied Mathematics and Chair / 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- ), 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 (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. 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 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

Professional Service

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 Acta Mathematicae Applicatae Sinica, 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), Applications of Mathematics, Advances in Aerodynamics, and 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), 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, Pure and Applied Mathematics Quarterly, Science China Mathematics. Journal of Computational Mathematics, and Mathematics of Computation,

Where to contact Prof. Chi-Wang Shu:

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