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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:

  • Kaihang Guo: 2017-present, PhD student. Stable and efficient high order discontinuous Galerkin methods for wave propagation.
  • Philip Wu: 2019-present, PhD student. High order entropy stable schemes for the shallow water equations on triangular meshes.
  • Kyle Busse: 2019-present, PhD student. High order entropy stable schemes for compressible flow.

Postdoctoral Researchers:

Visiting students:

  • Khemraj Shukla: Oklaholma State, PhD student. High order discontinuous Galerkin methods for poroelastic wave propagation (with M. V de Hoop).

Former members:

  • 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.