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CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation


Professor Haizhao Yang of the Department of Mathematics has received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  These awards are given to junior faculty who embody the role of teacher-scholars through research, education and the integration of these concepts within the mission of their organizations. NSF CAREER Awards support promising and talented researchers in building a foundation for a lifetime of leadership and are among the organization’s most prestigious awards. 

Professor Yang received this award to support his research into the mathematical foundations of numerical methods based on deep learning.  He will develop cutting-edge algorithms for the efficient solution of high-dimensional and highly nonlinear partial differential equations and provide theoretical guarantees for accuracy. These algorithms are expected to greatly advance the simulation of complex physical systems arising in many fields in science and engineering.

Professor Yang obtained his Ph.D. at Stanford University, M.S. at the University of Texas at Austin, and B.S. at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, all in applied mathematics.  He was a visiting assistant professor at Duke University from 2015 to 2017, then joined the faculty at the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and an affiliate of the Institute of Data Science.  Dr. Yang joined the Purdue Department of Mathematics as an Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2019.