# Jianfeng Lu

- Associate Professor of Mathematics
- Associate Professor of Chemistry (Secondary)
- Associate Professor of Physics (Secondary)

**External address:**242 Physics Bldg, 120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

**Internal office address:**Mathematics Department, Duke University, Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708

**Phone:**(919) 660-2875

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### Research Areas and Keywords

##### Analysis

##### Computational Mathematics

##### Mathematical Physics

##### PDE & Dynamical Systems

##### Physical Modeling

##### Probability

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Jianfeng Lu is an applied mathematician interested in mathematical analysis and algorithm development for problems from computational physics, theoretical chemistry, materials science and other related fields.

More specifically, his current research focuses include:

Electronic structure and many body problems; quantum molecular dynamics; multiscale modeling and analysis; rare events and sampling techniques.

### Selected Grants

Quantum Computing in Chemical and Material Sciences awarded by Department of Energy (Co-Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

CAREER: Research and training in advanced computational methods for quantum and statistical mechanics awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2020

Collaborative Research: SI2-SSI: ELSI-Infrastructure for Scalable Electronic Structure Theory awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2020

Mathematical Problems for Electronic Structure Models awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2016

Liu, JG, Lu, J, Margetis, D, and Marzuola, JL. "Asymmetry in crystal facet dynamics of homoepitaxy by a continuum model(Accepted)." *Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena* 393 (June 1, 2019): 54-67.
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Lu, J, and Vanden-Eijnden, E. "Methodological and Computational Aspects of Parallel Tempering Methods in the Infinite Swapping Limit." *Journal of Statistical Physics* 174.3 (February 15, 2019): 715-733.
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Li, Y, and Lu, J. "Bold diagrammatic Monte Carlo in the lens of stochastic iterative methods." *Transactions of Mathematics and Its Applications* 3.1 (February 1, 2019): 1-17.
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Martinsson, A, Lu, J, Leimkuhler, B, and Vanden-Eijnden, E. "The simulated tempering method in the infinite switch limit with adaptive weight learning." *Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment* 2019.1 (January 16, 2019).
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Huang, H, Liu, JG, and Lu, J. "Learning interacting particle systems: Diffusion parameter estimation for aggregation equations." *Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences* 29.1 (January 1, 2019): 1-29.
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Gauckler, L, Lu, J, Marzuola, JL, Rousset, F, and Schratz, K. "Trigonometric integrators for quasilinear wave equations." *Mathematics of Computation* 88.316 (January 1, 2019): 717-749.
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Lu, J, Lu, Y, and Nolen, J. "Scaling Limit of the Stein Variational Gradient Descent: The Mean Field Regime." *Siam Journal on Mathematical Analysis* 51.2 (January 2019): 648-671.
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Delgadillo, R, Lu, J, and Yang, X. "Frozen Gaussian approximation for high frequency wave propagation in periodic media." *Asymptotic Analysis* 110.3-4 (November 19, 2018): 113-135.
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Chen, H, Lu, J, and Ortner, C. "Thermodynamic Limit of Crystal Defects with Finite Temperature Tight Binding." *Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis* 230.2 (November 1, 2018): 701-733.
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Cao, Y, and Lu, J. "Stochastic dynamical low-rank approximation method." *Journal of Computational Physics* 372 (November 1, 2018): 564-586.
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## Pages

Yu, V, Huhn, W, Lin, L, Lu, J, Vazquez-Mayagoitia, A, Yang, C, and Blum, V. "ELSI: A unified software interface for Kohn-Sham electronic structure solvers." 255th National Meeting and Exposition of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS) - Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water. March 18, 2018 - March 22, 2018. New Orleans, LA.: AMER CHEMICAL SOC, March 18, 2018.

Xian, Y, Thompson, A, Qiu, Q, Nolte, L, Nowacek, D, Lu, J, Calderbank, R, and IEEE, . "CLASSIFICATION OF WHALE VOCALIZATIONS USING THE WEYL TRANSFORM." 2015.

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