Jianke Yang's Homepage
Ph.D. 1994: MIT; B.S. 1989, Tsinghua University
Professor: 2005 -- present
Associate Professor: 2000 -- 2005
Assistant Professor: 1994 -- 2000
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
Journal editorial boards:
Studies in Applied Mathematics (from January 1, 2005 to present)
Physical Review A
(from January 1, 2008 to Dec. 31, 2013)
Journal of Applied Mathematics
(from February, 2010 to July, 2012)
- Program-committee member,
Nonlinear Photonics, Barcelona, Spain, July 27-31, 2014.
- Organizing-committee member,
SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures (NW14), Cambridge, UK, August 11-14, 2014.
General co-chair, third international conference:
Nonlinear Waves: Theory and Applications, Beijing, China, June 12-15, 2013.
Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation: Theory and Applications,
Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 20 - 24, 2013.
Nonlinear Waves in Integrable and Nonintegrable Systems, SIAM (November 2010).
General co-chair, second international conference:
Nonlinear Waves: Theory and Applications, Beijing, China, June 26-29, 2010
(local mirror site)
Invited tutorial lecturer:
the Sixth IMACS International Conference on
Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Wave Phenomena: Computation and Theory,
Athens, Georgia, USA, March 23-26, 2009.
Fundamentals of Photonic Crystal Guiding , co-authored with M. Skorobogatiy,
Cambridge University Press (January 2009).
Fields Institute Workshop on Nonlinear Wave Dynamics, Ottawa, Canada, August 20-22, 2008.
General co-chair, international conference:
Nonlinear Waves: Theory and Applications, Beijing, China, June 9-12, 2008
(local mirror site)
Nonlinear Phenomena in Degenerate Quantum Gases, Toledo, Spain, April 1-4, 2008.
Lecture series: Workshop on Nonlinear Waves and Their Applications, China Center
of Advanced Science and Technology, Beijing, China, Dec. 16-23, 2007.