Chuntian Wang

I am currently a Hedrick Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles.


Contact Information

Address: Dept. of Math, 520 Portola Plaza,
                MS 7354, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1555
Office Phone: 310-825-8525
Email Address: cwang(at)math(dot)ucla(dot)edu

Office Hours: 5pm - 6pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 

: Deterministic and Stochastic Partial Differential Equations, Stochastic Modeling and Simulations in Social Sciences
: (I) Well-posedness of deterministic and stochastic partial differential equations with applications in fluid dynamics and plasma physics, specifically the partially hyperbolic and partially parabolic equations; Numerical analysis for stochastic partial differential equations.
                   (II) Stochastic multi-scale systems and with applications in modeling and simulations of crimes.

Education and Appointments

          University of California, Los Angeles
                  Hedrick Assistant Professor, 2015 - 2018
                  Postdoctoral Mentor:  Andrea Bertozzi

          Mathematical Science Research Institute,  University of California,  Berkeley
                  Postdoctoral Fellow, Aug. 2015 - Dec. 2015
ostdoctoral Mentor: Andrea Montanari

         Indiana University Bloomington
                               Ph.D., Applied Mathematics,  2009 - 2015
                 Thesis Advisers:  Roger Temam & Nathan Glatt-Holtz

                 Thesis Title: “Deterministic and stochastic nonlinear partial differential equations: theory and approximation”

Curriculum Vitae

Research Statement

Teaching Statement


ticles Published or in Preparation divided by areas

(I) Stochastic modeling with applications in social science

 [1]   “Crime modelling with truncated Levy flights and effects of police patrol ”, with C. Pan, B. Li, Y. Zhang, N. Gelder, L. Wang and A. Bertozzi, ready to submit.

Deterministic and stochastic PDE with applications in fluid dynamics and plasma physics

 [1] Time discrete approximation of weak solutions for stochastic equations of geophysical fluid dynamics and application”, with N. Glatt-Holtz & R. Temam, to appear in the Chinese Annals of Math., Special Issue in Honor of Haim Brezis on the occasion of his 70th birthday. .

 [2]   “Martingale and pathwise solutions to the stochastic Zakharov-Kuznetsov equation with multiplicative noise”, with N. Glatt-Holtz & R. Temam, Discrete Contin. Dyn. Syst. Ser. B., 19 (2014), no. 4, 1047-1085.

 [3]   “The existence of strong solutions to the 3D Zakharov-Kuznetsov equation in a bounded domain”, Discrete Contin. Dyn. Syst. A., 34 (2014), no. 11, 4897-4910.

 [4]   “Local existence of strong solutions to the 3D Zakharov-Kuznetsov equation in a bounded domain”, Appl. Math. Optim., 69 (2014), no. 1, 1-19.

 [5]  “An initial and boundary-value problem for the Zakharov-Kuznetsov equation in a bounded domain”, with J.- C. Saut & R. Temam, J. Math.  Phys., Nov., 2012.

Awards and Honors

            Postdoc Fellowship - New Challenges in PDE: Deterministic Dynamics and Randomness in High and Infinite Dimensional Systems, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (2015)
           Travel Award - Selected participation internationally to the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF). All fares covered by the HLF foundation and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (2014)
           Joseph and Frances Morgan Swain Fellowship - Indiana University (2014)
            College of Arts and Sciences Travel Awards Indiana University (2014)
            Schober Travel Award - Indiana University (2013, 2014)
            Excellent Undergraudate Dissertation Award (top 5% of seniors) - Sichuan University (2008)

Student Supervision
           Nathan Geldner, Bo Li, Chaohao Pan and Yuqi Zhang,  “California Research Training Program in Computational and Applied Mathematics”, University of California, Los Angeles, June-August 2015. 

Conference Organization

        Special Session "Stochastic Modelling in Fluid Dynamics: Theory and Approximation", AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications, Orlando, July 2016
Mini-symposium "Deterministic and Stochastic Aspects of Fluid Dynamics", AIMS Conference on Analysis of PDEs, Arizona, Dec., 2015       

Invited Research Visits
       University of Virgina, March, 2015
        Virginia Polytechinic Institute and State University, Aug. 2013, Nov., 2014, and Mar., 2015.


Teaching Experience
of California, Los Angeles
(Winter 2015–present):
Probability Theory (M170A), Fall 2016
Calculus (
M32B), Spring 2015
y Theory (
M170A), Winter 2015

          Indiana University (Fall 2009 - May 2015):
            Precalculus (M025), Spring 2014
                Main Lecturer of seminar class (M741) “Stochastic Partial Differential Equations”, Fall 2013.