# 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.

Li, L, Lu, J, Mattingly, J, and Wang, L. "Numerical methods for stochastic differential equations based on Gaussian mixture.". Open Access Copy

Lu, J, and Steinerberger, S. "Riesz Energy on the Torus: Regularity of Minimizers." Open Access Copy

Wang, Z, Li, Y, and Lu, J. "Coordinate descent full configuration interaction.".

Khoo, Y, Lu, J, and Ying, L. "Efficient construction of tensor ring representations from sampling." Open Access Copy

Martinsson, A, Lu, J, Leimkuhler, B, and Vanden-Eijnden, E. "The simulated tempering method in the infinite switch limit with adaptive weight learning(Published online)." *Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment* 2019.1: 013207-013207.
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Li, L, Liu, J-G, Liu, Z, and Lu, J. "A stochastic version of Stein Variational Gradient Descent for efficient sampling.".

Lu, J, and Zhou, Z. "Bloch dynamics with second order Berry phase correction." Open Access Copy

Lu, J, and Wang, Z. "The full configuration interaction quantum Monte Carlo method in the lens of inexact power iteration." Open Access Copy

Lu, J, and Steinerberger, S. "On Pointwise Products of Elliptic Eigenfunctions.".

Holst, M, Hu, H, Lu, J, Marzuola, JL, Song, D, and Weare, J. "Symmetry Breaking in Density Functional Theory due to Dirac Exchange for a Hydrogen Molecule.".