Yabin Zhang

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About

I am a fifth-year PhD student in the Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAAM) Department at Rice University. I am interested in the development of robust and optimal scaling algorithms for solving PDEs. My research focuses on efficient discretiztion and fast algorithms for boundary intergral equations with applications in fluid flow and wave scattering.

My advisor is Dr. Adrianna Gillman.

Research

Publications

• Y. Zhang and A. Gillman,

"A fast direct solver for quasi-periodic scattering in multi-layered medium," In review.

• Y. Zhang and A. Gillman,

"A fast direct solver for boundary value problems on locally perturbed geometries," Journal of Computational Physics. 2018

Talks and Presentations

Upcoming:

Past:

• WAVES 2019

• SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering 2019

• Symposium of the International Association for Boundary Element Methods, 2018

• SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra, 2018

• Applied Math/Analysis Seminar at Yale University, 2018

• ICERM: Fast Algorithms for Generating Static and Dynamically Changing Point Configurations, 2018

• 2017 Modern Advances in Computational and Applied Mathematics Workshop (Poster)

• 2017 Rice Oil and Gas HPC Conference (Poster)

• SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering 2017

Curriculum vitae

Education

Ph.D. in Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University, August 2020 (expected).

M.A. in Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University, August 2017

B.S. in Applied Mathematics, UCLA, June 2015

Awards

•SIAM Student Travel Award (SIAM-CSE19), 2019

•Alan Weiser Memorial Travel Award (IABEM 2018), 2018

•SIAM Student Travel Award (SIAM-ALA18), 2018

• K2I Computational Science and Engineering Enhancement Fellowship, 2015-2019

• Ken Kennedy - Cray Inc. Graduate Fellowship, 2016-2017

Internship

• Summer internship at BP America, Quantitative Analytics Houston team, May-August 2019

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Teaching

Fall 2017: TA for CAAM 336 - Differential equations in science and engineering.

Contact

Email: yabin.zhang@rice.edu

Office: Duncan Hall 3017

Address: Rice University, 6100 Main St. -MS 134, Houston, TX 77005-1892

Currently visiting: Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder (Office: STAD 151)