Partial Differential Equations

Fluid Dynamics & Turbulence

Scientific Computations

About Me

I have been on a three-year postdoctoral associate position in the Department of Mathematics at University of Nebraska--Lincoln since 2015 (Go Huskers!). My mentors are Prof. George Avalos and Prof. Adam Larios. Before this, I was a visiting professor at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania. I received my PhD degree in applied mathematics in 2014 at the University of Southern California (Fight On, Trojans!), under the supervision of Prof. Igor Kukavica. I also have a master's degree in statistics. I was born and raised in China and I finished my undergraduate study with a Bachelor's degree in mathematics at Peking University in Beijing.

Contact Info

Address: 203 Avery Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0130, USA

Email: ypei4@unl.edu

Phone: +1(402)472-7220

Office: Avery Hall 322

Research Interests

I am primarily interested in the qualitative properties of partial differential equations arising in fluid dynamcis, geophysics, etc. I am also interested in the mechanism of turbulence and its applications. Besides, I work with my postdoc mentor on the large-scale simulations and scientific computing of various PDE models in geophysical and fluid dynamcis.

On Teaching

This semester I am teaching two sessions of Calculus 3. Last semester I enjoyed teaching Math 447/847 - Numerical Linear Algebra for about 30 undergraduate and graduate students. Last year, I had a great deal of fun teaching Math 435 - Math in the City, a project-oriented course in which about 20 students in four teams collaborating with the Lancaster County Health Department over two projects using statistical analysis.


Last Updated - Sep. 2017