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Jia Zhao

Jia Zhao

Mathematics & Statistics

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: ANSC 214
IconPhone: (435) 797-1953

Educational Background

PhD, Applied and Computational Mathematics, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, 2015
BS, Information and Computational Mathematics, Nankai University, China, 2010


Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Biology; Numerical PDEs and High-performance Computing; Modeling and Computation/Simulations of Complex Fluids, Cellular Dynamics, and Complex Biological Systems.


Dr. Zhao is an applied and computational mathematician with a keen interest in interdisciplinary research, aiming to strike a balance among mathematical modeling, numerical analysis, and high-performance computations. His research is highly interdisciplinary, residing at the interface between applied mathematics, scientific computing, soft matter physics, and mathematical biology. His current research projects include numerical analysis of thermodynamically consistent hydrodynamic models, modeling and computation of multiphase complex fluids and complex biological systems (biofilms, cell motility, and liquid-liquid phase separation in intracellular dynamics).