I earned my B.S. in Computational Mathematics from Nanjing University and my Ph.D in Applied Mathematics from Florida State University . I worked 2 years (1998-2000) at ICES of University of Texas at Austin before I moved to UNLV in 2000. I was summer faculty researcher at U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory from 2003-2006. During August 2008 - July 2009, I served as Associate Director for the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA. Since July 2010, I've been a Full Professor of Mathematics at UNLV.

Research Interest

I am very interested in multidisciplinary research related to numerical analysis and scientific computating. My major research areas are on numerical methods (mainly FEM) for PDEs from different disciplinaries. Work include singularly perturbed problems, surface and groundwater modeling, parallel computing with MPI and C++, image processing, radial basis meshless methods, inverse problems, high-order compact difference schemes, Maxwell's equations in metamaterials. My research has been supported by Air Force, NSF, NSF EPSCoR, and NASA EPSCoR.

Selected Publications



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    Contact info

    Dept. of Mathematical Sciences
    University of Nevada Las Vegas
    4500 Maryland Parkway; Box 454020
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89154
    Phone : (702) 895-0365, E-mail: jichun DOT li AT unlv DOT edu