New Applied Mathematics Faculty Member: Shanyin Tong

Jul 13 2022

The Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics is proud to announce that Dr. Shanyin Tong has joined the Applied Mathematics faculty as an Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics.

Dr. Tong received her B.Sc. in computational mathematics from Peking University in 2017. She earned her Ph.D. in mathematics in 2022 from New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences under the supervision of Georg Stadler and Eric Vanden-Eijnden.

Her research focus is on applied and computational mathematics, in particular on uncertainty quantification, PDE-constrained optimization, optimization under uncertainty, rare events and inverse problems. The main applications driving her research are the hazard assessment of extreme tsunami waves, optimal portfolio allocations, and seismic inversion. Currently, She is also interested in using machine learning methods in scientific computing and uncertainty quantification.

Dr. Tong was named a "Best Paper for Young Researchers" finalist at the 2022 International Conference on Continuous Optimization, was named a Rising Star in Computational and Data Sciences in 2022, received the Bella Manel Prize in 2020, and was the recipient of the Isaac Barkey and Ernesto Yhap Fellowship in 2019. She is a member of the Association for Women in Mathematics at the Courant Institute and is a member of the Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech) Program. 

Dr. Tong will begin teaching multivariable calculus at Columbia Engineering in Fall 2022.

To learn more about Dr. Tong, please see: https://www.apam.columbia.edu/shanyin-tong

                                                 Shanyin Tong, Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics