Department of Mathematics
University of California, Los Angeles
Chenfanfu Jiang is an assistant professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was an assistant professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania from May 2017 to June 2021. Jiang received the PhD degree (‘15) from UCLA co-advised by Demetri Terzopoulos and Joseph Teran. He continued as a Postdoctoral Scholar at UCLA before joining the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a B.S. in Physics (‘10) from the Special Class for the Gifted Young (SCGY) at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). Jiang is a recipient of the UCLA Edward K. Rice Outstanding Doctoral Student Award (2015), NSF CRII award (2018) and NSF CAREER award (2020). His current research interests include physics-based modeling/simulation and scientific computing. He works on numerical algorithms facilitating advancements in computer graphics, computational physics, and inverse problems (mainly in structural mechanics, vision, and robotics).