Hongkai Zhao named 2002 Sloan Research fellow

Dr. Hongkai Zhao has been named 2002 Sloan Research Fellow, one of the most prestigious award given to young researchers. Awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the two-year, $40,000 fellowship is intended to enhance the careers of the best young faculty members in the nation, especially those who have demonstrated independent creativity in their work. Dr. Zhao, an assistant professor of mathematics, University of California, Irvine, uses mathematical modeling, analysis and computer simulations to study real-world problems in physics, computer science and engineering. In addition to other research, he specializes in developing and analyzing numerical algorithms for scientific computing.

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