Chiu-Yen Kao, Ph.D.

Keck Foundation Professor of Applied Math and Computer Science

Mathematical Sciences
Areas of Expertise:
Applied Mathematics

(909) 607-1066
Adams Hall 206

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  • Education
  • Awards and Affiliations
  • Research and Publications
University of California, Los Angeles, 2004 Ph.D.
  • NSF Grant DMS 1818948 Numerical Spectral Study of Elliptic Operators (PI) 06/01/18-05/31/21

  • Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians, Simons Foundation, 09/01/2017-08/30/2018

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

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

  • Institute of Mathematical Sciences Award, Claremont Graduate University, 2017

  • IEEE Signal Processing Society 2013 Best Paper Award

  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 2009

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

  • Medical Image Analysis second Best MICCAI Paper Award, 2005

  • Linear Convergence of A Rearrangement Method for the One-Dimensional Poisson Equation by Chiu-Yen Kao, Seyyed Abbas Mohammadi, and Braxton Osting, Journal of Scientific Computing 86(1), pages 1-18, 2021

  • Accommodative Exercises to Lower Intraocular Pressure by Thomas J. Stokkermans, Jeremy C. Reitinger, George Tye, Chiu-Yen Kao, Sangeetha Ragupathy, Huachun A. Wang, and Carol B. Toris, Journal of Opfthalmology, 2020, pages 1-7, 2020

  • Minimization of the First Nonzero Eigenvalue Problem for Two-Phase Conductors with Neumann Boundary Conditions by Di Kang, Patrick Choi, Chiu-Yen Kao, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 80 (4), pages 1607-1628, 2020

  • Ciliary Muscle Thickness in Adults with Down Syndrome by Heather A Anderson, Melissa D. Bailey, and Chiu-Yen Kao, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 60(9), page 4306, 2019

  • Maximal Convex Combinations of Sequential Steklov Eigenvalues by Weaam Alhejaili and Chiu-Yen Kao, Journal of Scientific Computing, 79(3), pages 2006-2026, 2019

  • Numerical Studies of the Steklov Eigenvalue Problem via Conformal Mappings by Weaam Alhejaili and Chiu-Yen Kao, Applied Mathematics and Computation, 347, pages 785-802, 2019

  • Extremal Spectral Gaps for Periodic Schrödinger Operators by Chiu-Yen Kao and Braxton Osting, ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculation of Variations, 25, pages 1-35, 2019

  • Minimization of Inhomogeneous Biharmonic Eigenvalue Problems by Di Kang and Chiu-Yen Kao, Applied Mathematical Modelling, 51, pages 587-604, 2017

  • Computational Methods for Extremal Steklov Problems by Eldar Akhmetgaliyev, Chiu-Yen Kao, and Braxton Osting, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 55(2), pages 1226-1240, 2017

  • Effect of Accommodative Therapy on Ciliary Muscle Thickness by Marjean T. Kulp, Nahrain Shasteen, G Lynn Mitchell, Melissa Bailey, Chiu-Yen Kao, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 58(8), page 2710, 2017

  • Maximization of Laplace-Beltrami Eigenvalues on Closed Riemannian Surfaces by Chiu-Yen Kao, Rongjie Lai, and Braxton Osting, ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculation of Variations, 23(2), pages 685-720, 2017

  • Computational Methods for Extremal Steklov Problems by Eldar Akhmetgaliyev, Chiu-Yen Kao, and Braxton Osting, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 55(2), pages 1226-1240, 2017

  • Minimizing Eigenvalues for Inhomogeneous Rods and Plates by Weitao Chen, Ching-Shan Chou and Chiu-Yen Kao, Journal of Scientific Computing, 69, pages 983-1013, 2016

  • Absolute Stability and Synchronization in Neural Field Models with Transmission Delays by Chiu-Yen Kao, Chih-Wen Shih and Chang-Hong Wu, Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 328, pages 21-33, 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

  • 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

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