New Applied Mathematics Faculty Member: Xuenan Li

Sep 25 2023

The Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics is proud to announce that Xuenan Li has joined the Applied Mathematics faculty as a term Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics.

Dr. Li's research interests focus on Calculus of Variations, Partial Differential Equations, Elasticity Theory, and Mechanical metamaterials, particularly in their static and dynamic behavior.

Dr. Li received her B.Sc. in Mathematics and Data Science from the University of Michigan in 2018. She then joined New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and earned her Ph.D. in mathematics in 2023 under the supervision of Robert V. Kohn. 

Dr. Li is the recipient of the Sandra Bleistein Prize from New York University, and also received travel awards to attend the SIAM Annual Meeting (AN22) and 10th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2023). At the Courant Institute, she was a member of the Association for Women in Mathematics and the DEI Reading Group. 

At Columbia Engineering, Prof. Li is currently teaching Functions of a Complex Variable.

To learn more about Prof, Li, please see:

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Professor Xuenan Li

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