Applied Mathematics

Professor Chi-Wang Shu receives Brown's 2023 Distinguished Research Achievement Award (Physical Sciences)

Chi-Wang Shu’s area of expertise is the numerical approximation of conservation laws that are modelled by systems of hyperbolic equations. A professor of applied mathematics, his contributions to numerical analysis and scientific computing enabled engineers and scientists to apply his methods in various application areas, including computational fluid dynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, computational cosmology, semiconductor device simulations, traffic flow models, and computational biology. He has published more than 450 peer-reviewed journal articles and received numerous awards for his work, including SIAM’s premier John von Neumann award in 2021. He is cited for having an enormous impact on the scientific community, and being a valued colleague who has served the University for the greater part of his 36-year career at Brown, including two terms as chair of the Division of Applied Mathematics.  For more information please visit the Achievement Awards page.