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Jian-Guo Liu

Professor of Physics
Physics
Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708-0320
285 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Presentations & Appearances


Optimal Control Formulation of Transition Path Problems for Markov Jump Processes - Seminar · December 18, 2023 - December 18, 2023 Invited Talk Institute for Financial Studies, Shandong University,
A Selection Principle for Weak KAM Solutions via the Freidlin-Wentzell Large Deviation Principle of Invariant Measures - Seminar · December 14, 2023 - December 14, 2023 Invited Talk Fudan University,
A Selection Principle for Weak KAM Solutions via the Freidlin-Wentzell Large Deviation Principle of Invariant Measures - Seminar · December 13, 2023 - December 13, 2023 Invited Talk Ningbo university,
Optimal Control Formulation of Transition Path Problems for Markov Jump Processes - Seminar · December 8, 2023 - December 8, 2023 Invited Talk Soochow University,
Convex optimization for measures: Transition path and Mean field game for jump processes - Colloquium · November 24, 2023 - November 24, 2023 Invited Talk Research Center for Mathematics, Beijing Normal University and BNU-HKBU United International College (UIC),
Optimal Control Formulation of Transition Path Problems for Markov Jump Processes - Seminar · December 18, 2023 - December 18, 2023 Invited Talk Institute for Financial Studies, Shandong University,
A Selection Principle for Weak KAM Solutions via the Freidlin-Wentzell Large Deviation Principle of Invariant Measures - Seminar · December 14, 2023 - December 14, 2023 Invited Talk Fudan University,
A Selection Principle for Weak KAM Solutions via the Freidlin-Wentzell Large Deviation Principle of Invariant Measures - Seminar · December 13, 2023 - December 13, 2023 Invited Talk Ningbo university,
Optimal Control Formulation of Transition Path Problems for Markov Jump Processes - Seminar · December 8, 2023 - December 8, 2023 Invited Talk Soochow University,
Convex optimization for measures: Transition path and Mean field game for jump processes - Colloquium · November 24, 2023 - November 24, 2023 Invited Talk Research Center for Mathematics, Beijing Normal University and BNU-HKBU United International College (UIC),
Breaking glass optimally and Minkowski's problem for polytopes - IMS Colloquium · November 20, 2023 - November 20, 2023 Invited Talk Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Optimal Control Formulation of Transition Path Problems for Markov Jump Processes - Numerical Analysis Seminar · November 20, 2023 - November 20, 2023 Invited Talk University of Hong Kong,
Weak KAM solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi equations with a section principle from large deviation principle of invariant measures - Conference on Mathematical theory and application of fluid mechanics · November 10, 2023 - November 12, 2023 Invited Talk Beijing University of Technology,
Breaking glass optimally and Minkowski's problem for polytopes - Colloquium · October 17, 2023 - October 17, 2023 Invited Talk Institute of Natural Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong University,
Breaking glass optimally and Minkowski's problem for polytopes - Applied and Computational Differential Geometry and Geometric PDEs · July 30, 2023 - August 4, 2023 Invited Talk Banff International Research Station, Banff, Canada
Breaking Glass Optimally: A Journey into the Mathematics of Motion and Shape - Data Science Research Center Seminar · July 24, 2023 - July 24, 2023 Invited Talk Duke Kunshan University,
Breaking glass optimally and Minkowski's problem for polytopes - Numerical Analysis and PDE seminar · June 22, 2023 - June 22, 2023 Invited Talk University of Lille, France,
Stochastic optimal control and transition paths on continuous/discrete states - Tianyuan Mathematical Center Conference: Random Dynamical System · June 14, 2023 - June 17, 2023 Invited Talk Tianyuan Mathematical Center, Wuhan, China
Breaking glass optimally and Minkowski's problem for polytopes - Oxford PDE seminar · June 12, 2023 - June 12, 2023 Invited Talk Oxford University,
Asymptotic Analysis of Non-Equilibrium Chemical Reactions in the Thermodynamic Regime using WKB Method - Asymptotic Behaviors of systems of PDEs arising in physics and biology - 5th edition · June 5, 2023 - June 9, 2023 Invited Talk University of Lille, France,
Breaking glass optimally and Minkowski's problem for polytopes - Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems seminar · April 24, 2023 - April 24, 2023 Invited Talk Brown University,
A selection principle for weak KAM solutions via Freidlin-Wentzell large deviation principle of invariant measures - International Conference on New Trends in Computational and Data Science · December 2022 Invited Talk Caltech,
Modeling and analysis of a tumor growth model with autophagy - PDE seminar · November 29, 2022 Invited Talk Minzu University of China,
A selection principle for weak KAM solutions via Freidlin-Wentzell large deviation principle of invariant measures - Applied Mathematics Colloquium · November 15, 2022 Invited Talk Columbia University,
A selection principle for weak KAM solutions via Freidlin-Wentzell large deviation principle of invariant measures - Colloquium · October 27, 2022 Invited Talk Tulane University,
A selection principle for weak KAM solutions via Freidlin-Wentzell large deviation principle of invariant measures - CASA colloquium · October 26, 2022 Invited Talk Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Macroscopic dynamics for nonequilibrium biochemical reactions from a Hamiltonian viewpoin - Oberseminar Mathematische Physik · October 20, 2022 Invited Talk Universität Tübingen, Germany
Random batch method for interacting particle systems and mean field limi - PDE seminar · October 19, 2022 Invited Talk Universität Mannheim, Germany
A selection principle for weak KAM solutions via Freidlin-Wentzell large deviation principle of invariant measures - MAC Seminar, · October 4, 2022 Invited Talk Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, Franc
A selection principle for weak KAM solutions via Freidlin-Wentzell large deviation principle of invariant measures - Colloquium, · September 13, 2022 Invited Talk Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research (BICMR),, Peking University
A selection principle for weak KAM solutions via Freidlin-Wentzell large deviation principle of invariant measures - Probability and Statistics Seminar · September 7, 2022 Invited Talk University of Kansas,
Droplets with moving contact line and insoluble surfactant: variational derivation and interface computations - Workshop on interface problems: modeling, theory and numerics, · September 2022 Invited Talk Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen,
Macroscopic dynamics for nonequilibrium biochemical reactions from a Hamiltonian viewpoint - Minisymposium Computations and Optimal Control for Biochemical System · September 2022 Invited Talk SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science,
Thermodynamic limit of chemical master equation via nonlinear semigroup - PDE seminar · June 22, 2022 Invited Talk University of Oxford, Oxfold, UK
Thermodynamic Limit of Chemical Master Equation via Nonlinear Semigroup - INS Colloquium · June 7, 2022 Invited Talk Shanghai Jiao Tong University,
Thermodynamic Limit of Chemical Master Equation via Nonlinear Semigroup - Collective Dynamics and Networks workshop · June 2022 Invited Talk Duke Kunshan University,
Mean-field limit and large deviation for chemical reaction kinetics from Hamiltonian viewpoint and upwind scheme - Frontiers in numerical analysis of kinetic equations, · May 2022 Invited Talk Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK
Random batch method for interacting particle systems - CCAM seminar · April 18, 2022 Invited Talk Purdue University,
Macroscopic dynamics for nonequilibrium biochemical reactions from a Hamiltonian viewpoin - Clements Scientific Computing Seminar Series · March 4, 2022 Invited Talk Southern Methodist University,
Macroscopic dynamics for nonequilibrium biochemical reactions from a Hamiltonian viewpoint - Special Session: Recent Developments of Variational Methods in Deterministic and Stochastic Systems · March 2022 Invited Talk AMS Spring Central Sectional Meeting,
Coagulation-Fragmentation model without detailed balance for animal group-size statistics · September 11, 2013 Lecture CSCAMM/KI-Net Seminar, University of Maryland
Coagulation-Fragmentation model without detailed balance for animal group-size statistics · August 8, 2013 Lecture Academia Sinica, China
Phase transitions, hysteresis, and hyperbolicity for self-organized alignment dynamics · August 1, 2013 Lecture 11th workshop on nonlinear PDE, Beijing University of Technology
The dynamic and steady states for multi-dimensional Keller-Segel model with the diffusion exponent m > 0 · July 26, 2013 Lecture Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China
Phase transitions, hysteresis, and hyperbolicity for self-organized alignment dynamics · July 15, 2013 Lecture Seminar of the Institute of Mathematics, Peking University
Phase transitions, hysteresis, and hyperbolicity for self-organized alignment dynamics · June 25, 2013 Lecture Séminaire de l’équipe MIP, Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse, Université Paul Sabatier
Global weak solution for kinetic models of active swimming and passive suspensions · May 1, 2013 Lecture The International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Computation (ICMMC2013), Wuhan Univeristy
The dynamic and steady states for multi-dimensional Keller-Segel model with the diffusion exponent m>0 · February 21, 2013 Lecture PDE seminar, University of Maryland
Phase transitions for self-organized dynamics and sweeping networks · January 1, 2013 Lecture conference on "Transport Models for Collective Dynamics in Biological Systems", NCSU
Estimate on Laplace-Leray commutator and application to the Navier-Stokes equation in a bounded domain · December 11, 2012 Lecture Seminar, CEREMADE, Université de Paris, Dauphine, France
Phase transition for Smoluchowski equation - Seminar · November 22, 2012 Lecture Seminar, University of Rennes, France, Seminar, University of Rennes, France
Global weak solution for kinetic models of active swimming and passive suspensions · October 9, 2012 Lecture seminar of Applied Maths of the Institut de Mathematiques de Toulouse, France
Phase transition of self-alignment in flocking dynamics · September 7, 2012 Lecture "Applied Partial Differential Equations in Physics, Biology and Social Sciences: Classical and Modern Perspectives'', Bellaterra, Spain
Multi-dimensional Keller-Segel model with supercritical diffusion exponent · August 7, 2012 Lecture "2012 International Conference on Applied Mathematics'', Morningside Center of Mathematics, China
Multi-dimensional Keller-Segel model with supercritical diffusion exponent · July 17, 2012 Lecture "One-day workshop on mathematical topics of fluid dynamics'', Academia Sinica, China
Viscek flocking dynamics and phase transition · June 28, 2012 Lecture "14th International Conference on Hyperbolic Problems: Theory, Numerics, Applications'', Università di Padova, Italy
Bacterium swimming, flocking dynamics and phase transition · June 27, 2012 Lecture Math Literature Seminar, Tsinghua, China
Mathematical analysis of flocking dynamics in biology and social science · June 19, 2012 Lecture USA Census Bureau
Convergence of a Particle Method and Global Weak Solutions for a Family of Evolutionary PDEs · December 15, 2011 Lecture Applied and Numerical Analysis Seminar, University of Crete, Greece
Asymptotic-Preserving schemes for kinetic–fluid modeling of disperse two-phase flows · December 8, 2011 Lecture Applied and Numerical Analysis Seminar, University of Crete, Greece
Global weak solution for kinetic models of active swimming and passive suspensions · November 23, 2011 Lecture Colloquium of the Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
Dynamics of orientational alignment and phase transition · October 20, 2011 Lecture Colloquium, Department of Mathematics, Tulane university
Pressure boundary condition and projection method · September 1, 2011 Lecture "Modern Techniques in the Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations'', Crete, Greece
Hydrodynamics of Vicsek self-alignment interactions · August 2, 2011 Lecture colloquium, Capital Normal University
Multi-dimensional degenerate Keller-Segel system with critical diffusion exponent 2n/(n+2) · August 1, 2011 Lecture "International Conference on Applied Mathematics and Statistics'', Renmin University, Beijing
Hydrodynamics of self-alignment interactions with precession and derivation of the Landau-Lifschitz-Gilbert equation · July 13, 2011 Lecture Applied math Seminar, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Dynamics of orientational alignment and phase transition · June 1, 2011 Lecture International Conference on Applied and Computational Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Research, Nankai University
Dynamics of orientational alignment and phase transition · April 20, 2011 Lecture CSCAMM seminar, University of Maryland
Dynamics of orientational alignment and phase transition · April 6, 2011 Lecture Numerical Methods for PDEs seminar, MIT
Dynamics of orientational alignment and phase transition · February 11, 2011 Lecture Colloquium, Georgetown University
Dynamics of orientational alignment and phase transition · February 1, 2011 Lecture workshop on "Pedestrian Traffic Flow", SAMSI, NC
Asymptotic-preserving schemes for some kinetic equations · January 1, 2011 Lecture Workshop on "Numerical Methods for stiff problems in Hamiltonian systems and kinetic equations", Saint-Malo, France
Modeling and analysis of collective behavior of self-propelled agents · December 1, 2010 Lecture Colloquium, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Dynamics of orientational alignment and phase transition · December 1, 2010 Lecture Fifth International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians, Beijing, China
Dynamics of orientational alignment and phase transition · November 18, 2010 Lecture Colloquium, Tsinghua University,China
Estimate on commutator of the Laplacian and Leray projection operators and application to Navier-Stokes equation in bounded domain · November 12, 2010 Lecture Colloquium, Wuhan University, China
Dynamics of orientational alignment and phase transition · November 12, 2010 Lecture Seminar, Huazhong Normal University, CHina
Modeling and analysis of collective behavior of self-propelled agents · November 11, 2010 Lecture Seminar, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Dynamics of orientational alignment and phase transition · November 1, 2010 Lecture Conference on Nonlinear PDEs, Beijing University of Technology, China
Modeling and analysis of collective behavior of self-propelled agents · October 19, 2010 Lecture Colloquium, Capital Normal University, Beijing
Dynamics of orientational alignment and phase transition · October 1, 2010 Lecture 2010 NIMS Thematic Program Workshop on Conservation Laws, Plasma and Related Fields, Seoul National University, South Korea
Analysis of dynamics of Doi-Onsager phase transition · September 29, 2010 Lecture Colloquium, Institute of Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Analysis of Dynamics of Doi-Onsager Phase Transition · September 6, 2010 Lecture Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK
Estimate on commutator of the Laplacian and Leray projection operators and application to Navier-Stokes equation in bounded domain · September 3, 2010 Lecture Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK
Asymptotic-preserving schemes for some kinetic equations · August 31, 2010 Lecture Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK
Some estimates on collective behavior of self-propelled biological agents · December 3, 2009 Lecture Marketplace of Ideas, Center for Theoretical and Mathematical Science, Duke University
Asymptotic-preserving schemes for fluids equations and kinetic equations · November 17, 2009 Lecture Numerical Analysis Seminar, North Carolina State University
Modeling and analysis of collective behavior of self-propelled agents · November 6, 2009 Lecture Applied Mathematics Seminar, Tulane university
The challenge of simulating fluid flow accurately in the presence of boundaries · November 5, 2009 Lecture Colloquium, Tulane University
Analysis and computation of Navier–Stokes equation in bounded domains · October 5, 2009 Lecture Applied and Computational Analysis Seminar, University of Cambridge, UK
Modeling and analysis of collective behavior of self-propelled agents · September 4, 2009 Lecture Applied Math & PDE Seminar, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Controlling numerical dissipation and time stepping in some multi-scale kinetic/fluid simulations · September 1, 2009 Lecture CSCAMM Workshop on Kinetic Description of Multiscale Phenomena, Maryland
Modeling and analysis of collective behavior of self-propelled agents · August 19, 2009 Lecture Colloquium, National University of Singapore
Some numerical analysis issues in material and fluids simulations · August 1, 2009 Lecture Workshop on Mathematical Theory and Computational Methods in Materials Sciences, IMS/NUS, Singapore
A simple proof of the Cucker-Smale flocking dynamics and mean-field limit · July 1, 2009 Lecture Workshop on Kinetics and statistical methods for complex particle systems, Lisbon, Portugal
A simple proof of the Cucker-Smale flocking dynamics and mean-field limit · July 1, 2009 Lecture ICMS Workshop on Kinetic and Mean-field models in the Socio-Economic Sciences, Edinburgh, UK,
Asymptotic-preserving schemes for fluids equations and kinetic equations · June 9, 2009 Lecture Seminaire Methodes Numeriques pour les problemes hyperboliques, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France,
The challenge of simulating fluid flow accurately in the presence of boundaries · June 8, 2009 Lecture groupe de travail, Universités Paul Sabatier, France
Pressure and projection methods for viscous incompressible flows · May 11, 2009 Lecture PDE seminar, Oxford University, UK
A new approach in analysis and computation of Navier-Stokes equation in bounded domain · March 12, 2009 Lecture Scientific Computing - Numerical Analysis Seminar, Universite Bordeaux 1, France
The challenge of simulating incompressible fluid flow accurately in the presence of boundaries · January 30, 2009 Lecture Colloquium, Department of Mathematics, Howard University
All speed asymptotic-preserving schemes for compressible flows · August 1, 2008 Lecture Recent Developments in Numerical Methods for Nonlinear Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations and their Applications, Banff Int'l Research Station for Math Innovation and Discovery, Canada
A simple proof of Cucker-Smale flocking dynamics and the mean field limit · July 25, 2008 Lecture Applied Math Seminar, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
A simple proof of Cucker-Smale flocking dynamics and the mean field limit} · July 24, 2008 Lecture Applied and Computational Math Seminar, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Mach number uniform asymptotic preserving schemes for fluids and plasmas · July 14, 2008 Lecture Seminar on Applied Mathematics, Inst. of Math., Academia Sinica, Taiwan
The challenge of simulating incompressible fluid flow accurately in the presence of boundaries · May 9, 2008 Lecture Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar, UNC Charlotte
The challenge of simulating incompressible fluid flow accurately in the presence of boundaries · May 6, 2008 Lecture Physics Colloquium, Duke University
Computation of incompressible flow past a sphere and local behavior of boundary layer separation · April 1, 2008 Lecture CNCS Seminar, Duke University
A simple proof of the Cucker-Smale flocking dynamics and mean-field limit, · April 1, 2008 Lecture AMS regional meeting, mini-symposium: "Special Session on Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations and Applications", NCSU
A simple proof of Cucker-Smale flocking dynamics and the mean field limit · March 21, 2008 Lecture Brown Bag seminar, Duke University
On computation of incompressible flow past a sphere · March 10, 2008 Lecture Seminaire du laboratoire, Laboratoire MIP, Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Finite element Navier-Stokes solvers based on an unconstrained reformulation · March 4, 2008 Lecture Applied Math Seminar, University of Delaware, Newark
Finite element Navier-Stokes solvers based on an unconstrained reformulation · February 22, 2008 Lecture Applied Math & PDE Seminar, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Outreach & Engaged Scholarship


Unknown - Promotion and tenure external evaluators for various universities · January 1, 2012 Other Other Service to the Community

Service to the Profession


Associate editor - Communications on Applied Mathematics and Computation · 2018 Editorial Activities Springer,
Associate editor - Annals of Mathematical Sciences and Applications · 2015 Editorial Activities
Member of the Steering Committee for the Tsinghua Sanya International Mathematics Forum · 2013 Editorial Activities
Member of the Steering Committee for the Tsinghua Sanya International Mathematics Forum · 2013 Editorial Activities
Chair of the international committee for the oral exam in the section Applied and Computational Mathematics for S. T. Yau College Mathematics Contests · 2013 Editorial Activities
Associate editor - Communications on Applied Mathematics and Computation · 2018 Editorial Activities Springer,
Associate editor - Annals of Mathematical Sciences and Applications · 2015 Editorial Activities
Member of the Steering Committee for the Tsinghua Sanya International Mathematics Forum · 2013 Editorial Activities
Member of the Steering Committee for the Tsinghua Sanya International Mathematics Forum · 2013 Editorial Activities
Chair of the international committee for the oral exam in the section Applied and Computational Mathematics for S. T. Yau College Mathematics Contests · 2013 Editorial Activities
Tutorial Lectures for Program: "Partial Differential Equations in Kinetic Theories", Newton Institute, Cambridge, UK · August 2010 - September 2010 Other
panelist : NSF Numerical Methods (P100833) panel · March 2010 Committee Service NSF
Organizer Committee : IMA Workshop on Analysis and Computation of Incompressible Fluid Flow · February 2010 Event/Organization Administration Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), Minneapolis
exterior doctoral committee for Baver Okutmustur, University Paris VI · 2010 Editorial Activities
Organizer Committee, Singapore : Two Month Program on Mathematical Theory and Numerical Methods for Computational Materials Simulation and Design · July 1, 2009 - August 30, 2009 Event/Organization Administration
Organizer Committee, Singapore : Two Month Program on Mathematical Theory and Numerical Methods for Computational Materials Simulation and Design · July 2009 - August 2009 Event/Organization Administration
Managing Editor for journal ``Methods and Applications of Analysis '' · 2008 Editorial Activities International Press,
Co-Editor for journal ``Journal of Hyperbolic Differential Equations · 2004 - 2022 Editorial Activities World Scientific,

Service to Duke


Co-director . Zu Chongzhi Center for Mathematics and Computational Sciences · 2019 Event/Organization Administration Duke Kunshan University,