Yang Yang

Yang Yang


  • Professor, Mathematical Sciences
  • Graduate Program Director


I was born and raised in Tianjin, China (a beautiful city 80 miles from Beijing).  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. In 2017, I was promoted to associate professor with tenure. In 2021, I was promoted to professor with tenure.


  • Superconvergence of discontinuous Galerkin methods
  • Numerical cosmology
  • Single and multi-phase flows in (fractured) porous media
  • Discrete fracture model
  • Numerical methods for partial differential equations with blow-up solutions
  • Numerical simulations for gaseous detonation