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Jianke Yang

Ph.D. 1994: MIT;    B.S. 1989, Tsinghua University

                   Professor:    2005 -- present
Associate Professor:    2000 -- 2005
Assistant Professor:    1994 -- 2000

Jianke Yang     Jianke Yang


I am a professor of applied mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Vermont. My research focuses on nonlinear waves (nonlinear PDEs) and their physical applications. Nonlinear waves are abundant in science and engineering. They include optical pulses in fibers, light beams in crystals and air, surface waves and internal waves in the ocean, and so on. This research has direct applications to fiber telecommunication systems, nonlinear optics and oceanography. One example is the concept of using optical solitons as information bits in data transmission, which is revolutionizing the telecommunication industry. Mathematically, nonlinear waves are described by nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs). Some of these equations are integrable. Such equations have magic! Most others are not integrable. In such cases, both the numerical and analytical methods are important. This is a challenging field, and many discoveries are yet to be made.

Managing Editor: 
Studies in Applied Mathematics    (from April 2014 to present)

    Brief history of the journal

Journal editorial boards:

    Physical Review E    (from January 2015 to December 2017)
Studies in Applied Mathematics    (from January 2005 to March 2014)
    Physical Review A    (from January 2008 to December 2013)
    Journal of Applied Mathematics    (from February 2010 to July 2012)


·        University Scholar, 2017-2018, University of Vermont (certificate picture). 

·        College Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, University of Vermont, 2014 (picture of the award plaque)


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Graduate students needed:  RA/TA positions are available for graduate students interested in MS or PhD degrees in nonlinear PDEs and physical applied mathematics. Contact jyang@math.uvm.edu on how to apply.