Chiu-Yen Kao

Chiu-Yen Kao, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

University of California, Los Angeles, 2004 Ph.D.
Mathematics & Computer Science


Faculty Website
Office Hours
Monday, 11am-12pm, Wednesday, 11am-12pm

(909) 607-1066

Adams Hall 206

Curriculum Vitae

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Areas of Expertise

Applied Mathematics

Selected Research and Publications

  • Minimizing Eigenvalues for Inhomogeneous Rods and Plates by Weitao Chen, Ching-Shan Chou and Chiu-Yen Kao, accepted by Journal of Scientific Computing, 2016 

  • Absolute Stability and Synchronization in Neural Field Models by Chiu-Yen Kao, Chih-Wen Shih and Chang-Hong Wu, accepted by Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 2016 

  • Maximal Laplace-Beltrami eigenvalues on closed Riemannian Surfaces by Chiu-Yen Kao, Rongjie Lai, and Braxton Osting, accepted by ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculation of Variations, 2016 

  • A new Algorithm to Simulate First Exit Times for Vector of Arithmetic Brownian Motions with an Application to Finance by Chiu-Yen Kao, Qidi Peng, Henry Schellhorn, and Lu Zhu, Journal of Applied Probability and Statistics, 10(2), pages 41-65, 2015 

  • On the Benilov-Vynnycky Blow-up Problem by Marina Chugunova, Chiu-Yen Kao, and Sarun Seepen Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems B, 20(5), pages 1443-1460, 2015 

  • Lax-Friedrichs Multigrid Fast Sweeping Methods for Steady State Problems for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws by Weitao Chen, Ching-Shan Chou, and Chiu-Yen Kao, Journal of Scientific Computing, 64(3), pages 591-618, 2015 

  • A Fast Explicit Operator Splitting Method for Modified Buckley-Leverett Equations by Chiu-Yen Kao, Alexander Kurganov, Zhuolin Qu, and Ying Wang, 64(3), pages 837-857, Journal of Scientific computing, 2015 



Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • IEEE Signal Processing Society 2013 Best Paper Award

  • NSF Grant DMS 1318364 (1216742): Closest point methods for eigenvalue problems from inhomogeneous structures (PI) 01/01/13 (08/01/12)-07/31/15

  • Northrop Grumman Corporation MOU: Application of level set numerical methods to the design of optical metamaterials (PI) 10/01/10-09/30/12

  • NSF Grant DMS 0811003: Shape and topological optimization on elliptic eigenvalue problems in inhomogeneous media (PI) 07/01/08-06/30/11

  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 2009

  • IMA Impacts; NSF Highlights: Mind-Bending Math, 2006

  • Medical Image Analysis second Best MICCAI Paper Award, 2005