# 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.

Chen, Ke, et al. *Randomized sampling for basis functions construction in generalized
finite element methods*.
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Lu, Jianfeng, and Zhennan Zhou. *Continuum limit and preconditioned Langevin sampling of the path
integral molecular dynamics*.

Chen, Ziang, et al. *Approximate Tensor Ring Decomposition*.

Cai, Zhenning, et al. *On discrete Wigner transforms*.
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Lu, Jianfeng, et al. *Approximating Pointwise Products of Laplacian Eigenfunctions*.

Lu, Yulong, et al. *Accelerating Langevin Sampling with Birth-death*.

Khoo, Yuehaw, et al. *Solving for high dimensional committor functions using artificial neural
networks*.

Cai, Zhenning, et al. *Inchworm Monte Carlo method for open quantum systems*.

Agazzi, Andrea, and Jianfeng Lu. *Temporal-difference learning for nonlinear value function approximation
in the lazy training regime*.

Lu, Jianfeng, and Haizhao Yang. *Preconditioning Orbital Minimization Method for Planewave Discretization*. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
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