People

Jesse Chan

Assistant Professor (2016-present), Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics.

Education and Other Appointments:

  • Postdoctoral Researcher (2015-2016): Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech
  • Pfieffer Postdoctoral Instructor (2013-2015): Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University
  • PhD (2013): Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (CSEM), University of Texas at Austin
  • BA (2008): Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University

Bio: Jesse Chan is an assistant professor in the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University. He received his PhD in Computational and Applied Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013 working on high order adaptive finite element methods for steady compressible fluid flows. He served as a Pfieffer postdoctoral instructor at Rice University from 2013-2015, and as a postdoctoral researcher at Virginia Tech from 2015-2016 before returning to Rice as faculty in 2016. His research focuses on accurate and efficient numerical solutions of time-dependent partial differential equations. His recent work has focused on the construction of provably stable high order methods for wave propagation and fluid dynamics and their implementation on Graphics Processing Units (GPUs).

Graduate students:

  • Christina Taylor: 2020-present, PhD student. High order cut-cell DG discretizations.
  • Raven Johnson: 2022-present. PhD student. Entropy stable DG methods for blood flow.
  • Ray Qu: 2023-present. MA/PhD student. Entropy stable reduced order modeling.
  • Brian Christner: 2024-present. MA/PhD student.
  • Raymond Park: 2024-present. MA/PhD student.

Postdoctoral Researchers:

Undergraduate students:

  • Samuel Kwan: (Fall 2022-Fall 2023): meshfree simulations of nonlinear conservation laws.
  • Mark Lopatofsky: (Summer 2023-Fall 2023): simulations of rocket designs using Trixi.jl.

High school students:

  • Krissh Chawla: (Summer 2023-Fall 2023): implementation of quasi-1D shallow water and Euler equations in Trixi.jl.

Former members:

  • Yimin Lin: 2020-2023, PhD student. High order entropy stable schemes for the compressible Euler and Navier-Stokes equations. First position after: Aurora
  • Prani Nalluri (Spring 2021-Spring 2023). First position after: PhD Student in Applied Mathematics at Columbia.
  • Ruofeng (Charlie) Liu (Fall 2020-Spring 2021)
  • Mario J. Bencomo: 2019-2022. First position after: assistant professor at UC Fresno.
  • Philip Wu: 2019-2022, PhD student. High order entropy stable schemes for the shallow water equations. First position after graduation: Matroid.
  • Kaihang Guo: 2017-2021, PhD student. Stable and efficient high order discontinuous Galerkin methods for wave propagation. First position after graduation: CGG Veritas.
  • Kyle Busse: 2019-2021, MA candidate.
  • Khemraj Shukla: Oklaholma State, visiting PhD student. High order discontinuous Galerkin methods for poroelastic wave propagation (with M. V de Hoop).
  • Quan Le (Summer 2020-Fall 2020)
  • Jacob Engel: Summer 2019, Rice undergraduate (CAAM). Stable finite volume schemes on networks.
  • Nigel Tan: 2018-2019, MA student. Efficient implementation of high order entropy stable discontinuous Galerkin methods.
  • Matt Schwartz: Summer 2018, Rice undergraduate (Physics). Discontinuous Galerkin methods for the shallow water equations.
  • Joey Munar: Summer 2017, Rice undergraduate (CAAM). Fekete points for B-splines.
  • Eva (Chen) Chen: Spring 2017, Rice undergraduate (CAAM). Photoacoustic tomography (PAT) using finite difference methods.