Originally Posted: July 1, 2020
The APAM Department is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Lu Zhang as the Ju Tang Chu and Wu Ping Chu Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics
Lu Zhang’s research interests are in the area of numerical and theoretic analysis of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) and applied mathematics in general. In particular, she focuses on developing high order discontinuous Galerkin methods in studying various PDEs with physical and biological backgrounds, such as advective wave equations, semi-linear wave equations, chemotaxis models, population dynamics models, etc. PDEs serve as the basic languages that describe the spatial-temporal dynamics of the phenomena within the physical and biological sciences. The challenges brought by the structural complexity and computational intensity within these dynamics call for the applications and development of high-order, computationally efficient and energy stable numerical methods. Theoretical analysis of these systems also yields insights into and contributes to the understanding of the continuum systems. Zhang obtained a Master’s in Computational and Applied Mathematics in 2017 and a PhD in Computational and Applied Mathematics in 2020 from Southern Methodist University.