Yang Yang

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Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences


I was born and raised in Tianjin China (a beautiful city 80 miles from Beijing). Before entering college, three excellent teachers, Ms. Hong Liu, Ms. Haiying Wang and Mr. Shengli Duan, raised my interest in the study of mathematics. In 2005, I joined the Department of Modern Mechanics at University of Science and Technology of China. One year later, I transferred to the Math Department and studied pure math, especially analysis. After receiving my Bachelor's degree of Mathematics in 2009, I started my graduate studies at Brown University and worked with Professor Chi-Wang Shu on Numerical Analysis. My work mainly focused on high order numerical methods for time-dependent problems. It includes three parts: Approximations to delta-functions, Superconvergence of discontinuous Galerkin methods and Numerical cosmology. After obtaining my Ph.D. degree in 2013, I joined the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Michigan Technological University.

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Numerical methods for time-dependent equations
  • Superconvergence of discontinuous Galerkin methods
  • Numerical cosmology

Recent Publications

  • Effect of dust on Lyman-alpha photon transfer in optically thick halo Read More
  • Analysis of optimal superconvergence of discontinuous Galerkin method for linear hyperbolic equations Read More
  • Discontinuous Galerkin method for hyperbolic equations involving $\delta$-singularities: negative-order norm error estimates and applications Read More
  • Angular distribution of Ly$\alpha$ resonant photons emergent from optically thick medium Read More
  • Discontinuous Galerkin method for Krause's consensus models and pressureless Euler equations Read More