Yeonjong Shin

Prager Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics


Office: Rm 222, 182 George Street

Phone : (401) 863-1320

Email: yeonjong_shin AT brown DOT edu


• Prager Assistant Professor, July 2018 - Present

Division of Applied Mathematics,

Brown University, Providence, RI, USA


• Ph.D. Mathematics, May 2018

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

Advisor: Dongbin Xiu

• B.S. Mathematics and

• B.A. Economics, August 2013*

Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

*Military Service as a KATUSA, 2009-2011

Research Interests

• Mathematics of Machine Learning and Approximation Theory

Scientific Computing, Stochastic Optimization, Uncertainty Quantification, and Data Science

Publications (google scholar)

[20] In preparation

[19] In preparation

[18] In preparation

[17] A. D. Jagtap, Y. Shin, K. Kawaguchi, and G. E. Karniadakis, Deep Kronecker neural networks: A general framework for neural networks with adaptive activation functions

Submitted for publication.

[16] Y. Shin, J. Darbon, G. E. Karniadakis, A Caputo fractional derivative-based algorithm for optimization

Submitted for publication.

[15] B. Deng, Y. Shin, L. Lu, Z. Zhang, and G. E. Karniadakis, Convergence rate of DeepONets for learning operators arising from advection-diffusion equations,

Submitted for publication.

[14] Y. Shin, Z. Zhang, G. E. Karniadakis, Error estimates of residual minimization using neural networks for linear PDEs,

Submitted for publication.

[13] Y. Shin, Effects of Depth, Width, and Initialization: A Convergence Analysis of Layer-wise Training for Deep Linear Networks,

Submitted for publication.

[12] M. Ainsworth and Y. Shin, Plateau Phenomenon in Gradient Descent Training of ReLU networks: Explanation, Quantification, and Avoidance,

Accepted in SIAM J. Sci. Comput.

[11] J. Hou, Y. Shin, and D. Xiu, Identification of Corrupted Data via k-means Clustering for Function Approximation,

CSIAM Trans. Appl. Math., 2, pp. 81-107 (2021).

[10] Y. Shin, J. Darbon, G. E. Karniadakis, On the convergence of physics informed neural networks for linear second-order elliptic and parabolic type PDEs,

Commun. Comput. Phys., 28, pp. 2042-2074 (2020).

[9] Y. Shin and G. E. Karniadakis, Trainability of ReLU Networks and Data-dependent Initialization,

Journal of Machine Learning for Modeling and Computing, 1(1), 39-74 (2020).

[8] L. Lu, Y. Shin, Y. Su, and G. E. Karniadakis, Dying ReLU and Initialization: Theory and Numerical Examples,

Commun. Comput. Phys., 28, pp. 1671-1706 (2020).

[7] Y. Shin, K. Wu and D. Xiu, Sequential function approximation using randomized samples,

J. Comput. Phys., 371, 363-381 (2018).

[6] K. Wu, Y. Shin and D. Xiu, A randomized tensor quadrature method for high dimensional polynomial approximation,

SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 39(5), A1811-A1833 (2017).

[5] Y. Shin and D. Xiu, A randomized algorithm for multivariate function approximation,

SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 39(3), A983-A1002 (2017).

[4] L. Yan, Y. Shin and D. Xiu, Sparse approximation using l1-l2 minimization and its applications to stochastic collocation,

SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 39(1), A229-A254 (2017).

[3] Y. Shin and D. Xiu, Correcting data corruption errors for multivariate function approximation,

SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 38(4), A2492-A2511 (2016).

[2] Y. Shin and D. Xiu, On a near optimal sampling strategy for least squares polynomial regression,

J. Comput. Phys., 326, 931-946 (2016).

[1] Y. Shin and D. Xiu, Nonadaptive quasi-optimal points selection for least squares linear regression,

SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 38(1), A385-A411 (2016).

Conference Presentations

[11] SIAM CSE 2021 (Virtual), March 2021

[10] SIAM MDS 2020 (Virtual), June 2020

[9] ICERM: Scientific Machine Learning, Jan 2019, Providence, RI, USA

[8] SIAM UQ 2018, April 2018, Garden Grove, CA, USA

[7] SIAM CSE 2017, Feb 2017, Atlanta, GA, USA

[6] 12th WCCM - 6th APCOM 2016, July 2016, Seoul, Korea.

[5] 15th International Conference Approximation Theory, May 2016, San Antonio, TX, USA.

[4] SIAM UQ 2016, April 2016, Lausanne, Switzerland.

[3] 14th Copper Mountain Conference on Iterative Methods, March 2016, CO, USA.

[2] ICIAM 2015, August 2015, Beijing, China.

[1] SIAM CSE 2015, March 2015, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Invited talks/seminars

[14] (Virtual) University of California, Riverside, CA, USA, May 2021.

[13] (Virtual) University of Texas at El Paso, Texas, USA, Apr 2021.

[12] (Virtual) RWTH Aachen University, Germany, Mar 2021.

[11] (Virtual) University of Iowa, Iowa, USA, Mar 2021.

[10] (Virtual) KAIST, Daejeon, Korea, Feb 2021.

[9] (Virtual) Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany, Sep 2020.

[8] (Virtual) Physics-Informed Learning Machines Webinar, PNNL, May 2020.

[7] Department of Computational Science & Engineering Seminar, Yonsei University, Aug 2019, Seoul, Korea.

[6] Department of Mathematical Sciences Seminar, Seoul National University, Aug 2019, Seoul, Korea.

[5] Department of Mathematics Seminar, Yonsei University, Jan 2019, Seoul, Korea.

[4] Applied Algebra and Optimization Research Center Seminar, Sungkyunkwan University, Jan 2019, Suwon, Korea.

[3] Applied Mathematics Colloquium, Brown University, Sep 2018, Providence, RI, USA.

[2] Spring School, University of South Carolina, Feb 2018, Columbia, SC, USA.

[1] Department of Mathematics Seminar, Sungkyunkwan University, July 2016, Suwon, Korea.


Brown University

APMA 1650, APMA 1655 Statistical Inference I, [Lecture Notes]

APMA 1170 Introduction to Computational Linear Algebra

APMA 1210 Operations Research - Deterministic Models

APMA 1360 Applied Dynamical Systems