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      Ph.D., Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles ( June 2004)

Dissertation: Fast Sweeping Methods for Static Hamilton-Jacobi Equations

Advisor: Stanley Osher

      M.S., Applied Mechanics, National Taiwan University (June 1999)

      B.S., Mathematics with a minor in Physics, National Taiwan University (June 1997)

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

      Associate Professor (OSU) Oct. 2010 ~ now

      Tenure Track Assistant Professor (OSU) Sept. 2006 ~ Sept. 2010

Perform over the full range of responsibilities: teaching, research, and service.

      IMA Industrial Postdoc (IMA,UMN) Sept. 2004 ~ Aug. 2006

Pursue interdisciplinary mathematical research at the IMA, especially in the areas of inverse problems and computational anatomy.

      Faculty Mentor (IPAM, UCLA) Jun. 2004 ~ Aug. 2004

Advise students to do a summer research project in image processing for Aret Associates which is an advanced science and engineering company that provides innovative solutions to the most challenging technical problems faced by the United States (IPAM Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS)

      Research Assistant / Associate (UCLA) Apr. 2002 ~ Jun. 2004

Research on the numerical methods for Hamilton-Jacobi equations and Level Set applications on optimization problems

      Research Assistant (National Taiwan University) Sept. 1997 ~ Jun. 1999

Research on Percolation theory and its application to random resistor network

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

      Assistant Professor (OSU) Sept. 2006 ~

Math 350 Introduction to Mathematical Biology

Math 415 Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations (III)

Math 865L Mathematical Modeling of Biological Processes

Math 807 Numerical Method for Partial Differential Equations I

Math 865 Topics in Applied Mathematics

Math 415 Ordinary Differential Equations and Partial Differential Equations

Math 809 Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations III

Math 572 Linear Algebra with Application II

Math 571 Linear Algebra with Application I

      Teaching Assistant /Associate (UCLA) Apr. 2000 ~ Mar. 2002

Math 31B Calculus and Analytic Geometry

Math 32A & 32B Calculus of Several Variables

Math 61 Introduction to Discrete Structures

Math 135A & 135B Ordinary Differential Equations

Math 151B Applied Numerical Methods

Math 266A Applied Ordinary Differential Equations

Math 269A Advanced Numerical Analysis

      Teaching Assistant (National Taiwan University) Sept. 1998 ~ Jun. 1999

Course: Applied Partial Differential Equations

      Teacher of Li-Wei Liu Math Center (Taiwan) Nov. 1993 ~ Jun. 1998

Teach high school students mathematics to prepare for University Entrance Exam

RESEARCH INTERESTS

      Shape Optimization Problem for Elliptic Eigenvalue Problems

      Mathematical Biology

      Numerical Methods for Hyperbolic Equations and Dispersive Equations

      Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

PUBLICATIONS

Propagation of cutaneous thermal injury: A mathematical model by Chuan Xue, Ching-Shan Chou, Chiu-Yen Kao, Chandan K. Sen, Avner Friedman, in press, Wound Repair and Regeneration, 2012

Principal Eigenvalue Minimization for an Elliptic Problem with Indefinite Weight and Robin Boundary Conditions by Michael Hintermuller, Chiu-Yen Kao, and Antoine Laurain, in press, Applied Mathematics and Optimization, 2012

Evolution of Mixed Dispersal in Periodic Environments by Chiu-Yen Kao, Yuan Lou and Wenxian Shen, accepted, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, 2011

Multiple scales in streamer discharges, with an emphasis on moving boundary approximations by Ute Ebert, F. Brau, G. Derks, W. Hundsdorfer, C.-Y. Kao, C. Li, A. Luque, B. Meulenbroek, S. Nijdam, V. Ratushnaya, L. Schfer, S. Tanveer, Nonlinearity 24, C1-C26, 2011

Semi-Automatic Extraction Algorithm of Ciliary Body from Visante Images by Chiu-Yen Kao, Kathryn Richdale, Loraine Sinnott and Melissa Bailey, Optometry and Vision Science, 88, Pages 275-289, 2011

Split Bregman Method for Minimization of Region-Scalable Fitting Energy for Image Segmentation by Yunyun Yang, Chunming Li, Chiu-Yen Kao, and Stanly Osher, Advances in Visual Computing, 6454 Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences, Pages 117-128, 2010

Augmented Coupling Interface Method for Solving Eigenvalue Problems with Sign-changed Coefficients by Yu-Chen Shu, Chiu-Yen Kao, I-Liang Chern, and Chien C. Chang, Journal of Computationa l Physics, 229, Pages 9246-9268, 2010

Numerical study of the KP equation for non-periodic waves by Chiu-Yen Kao and Yuji Kodama, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, in press, 2010

A moving boundary model motivated by electric breakdown: II. Initial value problem by C-Y Kao F. Brau, U. Ebert, L. Schafer and S. Tanveer, Physics D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 239(16), Pages 1542-1559, 2010

The Development of Gyrification in Childhood and Adolescence by Tonya White, Shu Su, Marcus Schmidt, Chiu-Yen Kao, and Guillermo Sapiro Brain and Cognition, 72(1), Pages 36-45, 2010

Random Dispersal vs Non-Local Dispersal by Chiu-Yen Kao, Yuan Lou, and Wenxian Shen, Vol 26(2), Pages 551-596, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, 2010

Cell Cycle Control at the First Restriction Point and its Effect on Tissue Growth by Avner Friedman, Bei Hu and Chiu-Yen Kao, Journal of Journal of Mathematical Biology, oneline version, Aug 15, 2009

Modeling Oxygen Transport in Surgically Reconstructed Tissues by Anatasios Matzavinos, Chiu-Yen Kao, J. Edward F. Green, Alok Sutradhar, Michael Miller, and Avner Friedman, 106(29), Pages 12091-12096, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2009

Active Contours Driven by Local and Global Intensity Fitting Energy with Application to Brain MR Image Segmentation by Li Wang, Chunming Li, Quansen Sun, Deshen Xia, and Chiu-Yen Kao, 33(7), Pages 520-531, Journal of Computerized Medical Imaging and Graohics, 2009

Asymptotic Phases in a Cell Differentiation Model by Avner Friedman, Chiu-Yen Kao, Chih-Wen Shih, 247(3), Pages 726-769, Journal of Differential Equations, 2009

Legendre-Transfrom-Based Fast Sweeping Methods for Static Hamilton-Jacobi Equations on Triangulated Meshes by Chiu Yen Kao, Stanley Osher and Jianliang Qian, Journal of Computational Physics, 227(24), Pages 209-225,2008

Properties of A Level Set Algorithm for the Visibility Problems by by Chiu-Yen Kao and  Richard Tsai, UCLA Math CAM Reports 06-04 , Journal of Scientific Computing,35(2), Pages 170-191, 2008

Minimization of Region-Scalable Fitting Energy for Image Segmentation by Chunming Li, Chiu-Yen Kao, John C. Gore, and Zhaohua Ding, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 17(10), 2008

Principal eigenvalue for an elliptic problem with indefinite weight on cylindrical domains by Chiu-Yen Kao, Yuan Lou and Eiji Yanagida, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering 5(2), Pages 315-335, 2008

Maximization of the Quality Factor of an Optical Resonator by Chiu-Yen Kao and Fadil Santosa, Wave Motion 45(4), Pages 412-427, 2008

Brain MR Image Segmentation Using Local and Global Intensity Fitting Active Contours/Surfaces by Li Wang, Chunming Li, Quansen Sun, Deshen Xia, and Chiu-Yen Kao, MICCAI, Pages 384-392, 2008

Brain MR Image Segmentation by Minimizing Scalable Neighborhood Intensity Fitting Energy: A Multiphase Level Set Approach by Chunming Li, Li Wang, Chiu-Yen Kao, John C. Gore, and Zhaohua Ding, ISMRM 2008

Incorporating Topological Derivatives into Shape Derivatives Based Level Set Methods by Lin He, Chiu-Yen Kao and Stanley Osher, UCLA Math CAM Report 06-44, Journal of Computational Physics, 225, Pages 891-909,2007

A Geometric Method for Automatic Extraction of Sulcal Fundi by Chiu-Yen Kao, Michael Hofer, Guillermo Sapiro, Kelly Rehm, Josh Stern, and David Rottenberg, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 26, Pages 530-540, 2007

Implicit Active Contours Driven by Local Binary Fitting Energy by Chunming Li, Chiu-Yen Kao, John C. Gore, and Zhaohua Ding, IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR),383014, 2007

A Geometric Method for Automatic Extraction of Sulcal Fundi by Chiu-Yen Kao, Michael Hofer, Guillermo Sapiro, Josh Stern, and David Rottenberg, IMA preprints 2078 (ISBI, Pages 1168-1171) , Apr, 2006

Maximizing Band Gaps in Two Dimensional Photonic Crystals by Using Level Set Methods by Chiu-Yen Kao, Stanley Osher, and Eli Yablonovitch, UCLA Math CAM Reports 05-05, Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 81, Pages 235-244,2005

White Matter Tractography by Anisotropic Wavefront Evolution and Diffusion Tensor Imaging by Marcel Jackowski, Chiu Yen Kao, Maolin Qiu, R. Todd Constable, and Lawrence H. Staib, UCLA Math CAM Reports 05-03, Medical Image Analysis,9, Pages 427-440,2005

The Lax-Friedrichs Sweeping Method for Optimal Control Problems in Continuous and Hybrid Dynamics by Chiu Yen Kao, Carmeliza Navasca, and Stanley Osher, UCLA Math CAM Reports 04-24, Nonlinear Analysis, 63, Pages e1561-e1572,2005

Fast Sweeping Methods for Hamilton-Jacobi Equations by Chiu Yen Kao, Stanley Osher and Yen-His Tsai, UCLA Math CAM Reports 02-66, SIAM Numerical Analysis, 42, Pages 2612-2632,2005

Estimation of Anatomical Connectivity by Anisotropic Front Propagation and Diffusion Tensor imaging by Marcel Jackowski, Chiu Yen Kao, Maolin Qiu, R. Todd Constable, and Lawrence H. Staib, UUCLA Math CAM Reports 04-08, MICCAI (2) 2004: Pages 663-670

Lax-Friedrichs Sweeping Scheme for Static Hamilton-Jacobi Equations by Chiu Yen Kao, Stanley Osher and Jianliang Qian, UCLA Math CAM Report 03-38, Journal of Computational Physics,196(1), Pages 367-391,2004

Recognizing Sand Ripple Patterns from Side-scan Sonar Images by John David, Gunay Dogan, Yevgeny Goncharov, Chiu Yen Kao, and Pakinee Suwannajan,, NCSU Reports, July 2002

PRESENTATIONS

     Department of Mathematics, South Carolina University(Oct. 30 2008)

Shape Optimization for Elliptic Eigenvalue Problem 

     National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Mathematics Division, Taipei(Aug. 2008)

Cell Cycle Control at the First Restriction Point and its Effect on Tissue Growth 

     SIAM Annual Meeting: San Diego, CA(Jul. 2008)

Legendre-Transform-Based Fast Sweeping Methods for Static Hamilton-Jacobi Equations 

Region-Scalable Active Contour Model for Image Segmentation 

     SAMSI Workshop on Random Media Transition(Mar. 2008)

Shape Optimization for Elliptic Eigenvalue Problems 

     MCIAM Conference, Kellogg Center, Michigan State University(Mar. 2008)

Shape Optimization for Elliptic Eigenvalue Problems 

     SIAM Conference Analysis of Partial Differential Equations, Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa Mesa, Arizona(Dec. 10-12 2007)

Maximization of the Quality Factor of an Optical Resonator 

     Weely Seminar, School of Computational Science, Florida State University(Oct. 23 2007)

Region Scalable Fitting Energy for Image Segmentation 

     Weelky Seminar, Center for Imaging Science, John Hopkins(Sep. 25 2007)

Region Scalable Fitting Energy for Image Segmentation 

     6th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics(July. 2007)

Inverse Problems Involving Shapes 

     Proceeding of IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision adn Pattern Recognition, Minneapolis(June. 2007)

Implicit Active Contour/Surfaces Driven by Local Binary Fitting Energy by Chunming Li, Chiu-Yen Kao, and Zhaohua Ding 

     Conference on Computational and Mathematical Aspects of Materials and Fluids, Iowa State University(Apr. 2007)

Shape Optimization for Eigenvalue Problems with Applications in Photonic Crystals and Vibrating Systems 

     Conference on Sweeping Methods, Rice University(Apr. 2007)

Lax-Friedrichs Fast Sweeping Method & Sweeping Schemes for Visibility Function 

     Research Seminar: National Taiwan University(Dec. 2006)

Implicit Active Contour/Surfaces Friven by Local Binary Fitting Energy 

     Numerical Methods for Degenerate Elliptic Equations and Applications: BIRS, Canada(Dec. 2006)

An Adaptive Spectral/DG Method for a Phase-Space Based Level Set Approach to Geometrical Optics on Curved Element  

     Seminar: University of California, Irvine(Nov. 2006)

A Geometric Method of Automatic Extraction of Sulcal Fundi  

     SIAM Annuel Meeting: Boston Massachusetts(Jul.. 2006)

Fast Sweeping Methods for Static Hamilton-Jacobi Equations 

     NCTS International Workshop on Scientific Computing, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (Jun. 30 2006)

A Geometric Method for Automatic Extraction of Sulcal Fundi 

     NCTS International Workshop on Scientific Computing (tutorial week) , National Taiwan University, Taiwan (Jun. 21 2006)

Inverse Problems Involving Shapes 

     2006 IEEE Internation Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, Arlington, Virginia(Apr. 9 2006)

A Geometric Method for Automatic Extraction of Sulcal Fundi 

     University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Mathematics (Feb. 28 2006)

A Geometric Method for Automatic Extraction of Sulcal Fundi 

     University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Department of Mathematics and Statistics (Feb. 7 2006)

A Geometric Method for Automatic Extraction of Sulcal Fundi 

     University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Department of Mathematical Sciences (Jan. 30 2006)

A Geometric Method for Automatic Extraction of Sulcal Fundi 

     Southern Methodist University, Department of Mathematics (Jan. 26 2006)

A Geometric Method for Automatic Extraction of Sulcal Fundi 

     Illinois Institute of Technology, Applied Mathematics Department (Jan. 23 2006)

A Geometric Method for Automatic Extraction of Sulcal Fundi 

     University of Central Florida, Department of Mathematics (Jan. 20 2006)

A Geometric Method for Automatic Extraction of Sulcal Fundi 

     University of Notre Dame, Department of Mathematics (Jan. 17 2006)

A Geometric Method for Automatic Extraction of Sulcal Fundi 

  University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science (Jan. 13 2006)

A Geometric Method for Automatic Extraction of Sulcal Fundi 

Ohio State University, Math Department (Jan. 9 2006)

A Geometric Method for Automatic Extraction of Sulcal Fundi 

Georgia Tech, Math Department (Dec. 15 2005)

Sweeping Methods for Static Hamilton-Jacobi Equations and its Applications  

     National Taiwan University, Math Department (Nov. 30 2005)

An Overview of Inverse Problems and Optimization of the Quality Factor of An Acoustic Resonator  

     National Chiao Tung University, Math Department (Nov. 29 2005)

An Overview of Inverse Problems and Optimization of the Quality Factor of An Acoustic Resonator

     SIAM Annual Meeting: New Orleans (Jul. 2005)

Maximizing Band Gaps in Two Dimensional Photonic Crystals by Using Level Set Methods

     Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis Seminar, UMN Math Department (Oct. 2004)

Fast Sweeping Methods for Static Hamilton-Jacobi Equations

     SIAM Annual Meeting: Portland (Jul. 2004)

Fast Sweeping Methods for Static Hamilton-Jacobi Equations

     MURI On-Site Meeting at Stanford University (Feb. 2004)

Lax-Friedrich Sweeping Methods for Static Hamilton-Jacobi Equations

     National Taiwan University, Math Department (Dec. 30 2003)

Level Set Methods and Hamilton-Jacobi Equations 

     National Chiao Tung University, Math Department (Dec. 25 2003)

Level Set Methods and Hamilton-Jacobi Equations 

     MURI On-Site Meeting at Stanford University (Jan. 2003)

Sweeping Methods for Static Hamilton-Jacobi Equations

     Geometrically Based Motions Reunion Conference at Lake Arrowhead (Sept. 2002)

Sweeping Methods for Static Hamilton-Jacobi Equations

     Industrial Mathematics Modeling Workshop at NCSU (Jul. 2002)

Recognizing Sand Ripple Patterns from Side-scan Sonar Images

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

      Organizer for Midwest PDE conference, OSU, Nov 7-9 2008

      Minisymposium Organizer for SIAM Conference Analysis of Partial Differential Equations, Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa Mesa, Arizona, Dec 10-12,2007

     Organizer for NCTS International Workshop on Scientific Computing, Taiwan, June, 2006 

      Reviewer for Biomedicine and Biotechnology, Communications in Mathematical Sciences, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems B, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, International Journal of Biomedical Imaging, Journal of Computational Mathematics, Journal of Computational Physics, and Physics Letters A.

      Reviewer for Kang-Ting Publishing Company, Taiwan (Mar. 1998 ~ Jun. 1998)

Review mathematics textbooks for high school education

TECHNICAL SKILLS

      Computer Languages: C++, Fortran, Matlab, Maple, Mathematica

      Platforms: Windows, Unix, and Linux

HONORS

SIAM News: Geometry, Partial Differential Equations, and the Brain Mar/Apr 2007  

IMA Impacts; NSF Highlights: Mind-Bending Math 2006  

Medical Image Analysis second Best MICCAI Paper Award 2005  

Teaching and Research Assistantships (UCLA) Sept. 1999 ~ Jun. 2004

Teaching and Research Assistantships (National Taiwan University) Sept. 1997 ~ Jun. 1999

The Ministry of Education Graduate Scholarship (Taiwan) Sept. 1997 ~ Jun. 1999

Scholarship for Gifted Senior High School Students Studying Mathematics and Natural Science (Taiwan) Sept. 1993 ~ Jun. 1997

The Presidential Award (National Taiwan University) Jun. 1996

MEMBERSHIPS

      American Mathematical Society

      Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

REFERENCES

      Professor Stanley Osher, Department of Mathematics, UCLA

E-mail: sjo@math.ucla.edu  (thesis advisor)

      Professor Fadil Santosa, Department of Mathematics, UMN

E-mail: santosa@ima.umn.edu  (current mentor in IMA)

      Professor Guillermo Sapiro, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UMN

E-mail: guille@ece.umn.edu

      Professor Eli Yablonovitch, Department of Electrical Engineering, UCLA

E-mail: eliy@ee.ucla.edu

TEACHING REFERENCE

      Professor Hailiang Liu, Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University
E-mail: hliu@iastate.edu

 

 

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