## Education
## Honors and Awards
A university-wide annual award given to two recent Ph.D.s for outstanding research at the University or immediately after graduating. It is presented by the Office of Vice President for Research and the University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc. at the University of Georgia.
A university-wide annual award that recognizes the quality and significance of graduate student scholarship. It is given to a recent Ph.D. in each of the five areas by the Graduate School at the University of Georgia.
An annual award presented to a graduate student who best exemplifies excellence as a student and as a teacher of undergraduates by the Cummings family and Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Georgia.
A competitive, university-wide annual fellowship presented to a final year Ph.D. student with excellent research and academic records by the Graduate School at the University of Georgia.
An annual award presented to an outstanding early graduate student who showed exceptional academic promise and good citizenship in the department. It is presented by the Anderson family and Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Georgia.
Recognition of outstanding teaching assistants in the Department of Physics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. ## Research InterestsMy research interests cover a broad range of areas in condensed matter physics, numerical methods and computer science. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of general physical behavior of coarse-grained polymer or protein models within the context of statistical mechanics: classical Monte Carlo methods, including advanced algorithms such as Wang-Landau sampling and multicanonical sampling, for performing computer simulations and ground state searches; canonical and microcanonical analyses for the study of thermodynamics and structural transition processes. ## Publications28. Delayed Slater Determinant Update Algorithms for High Efficiency Quantum
Monte CarloT. McDaniel, E. D'Avezedo, Y. W. Li, P. R. C. Kent and K. WongJ. Chem. Phys., submitted. 27. Influence of Substrate Pattern on the Adsorption of HP Lattice ProteinsM. S. Wilson, G. Shi, T. Wüst, Y. W. Li and D. P. LandauPhysical Review E, submitted. 26. A Histogram-Free Multicanonical Monte Carlo Algorithm for the Basis Expansion of Density of StatesY. W. Li and M. Eisenbachin Proceedings of the Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing Conference (PASC '17). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York, NY, USA, Article 10, 7 pages (2017). S. Yuk, K. Pitike, S. Nakhmanson, M. Eisenbach, Y. W. Li and V. CooperScientific Reports 7, 43482 (2017)T. McDaniel, E. D'Avezedo, Y. W. Li, P. Kent, M. Wong and K. WongProceedings of the XSEDE16 Conference on Diversity, Big Data, and Science at Scale, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York, NY, USA, 13:1-13:4 (2016) M. G. Lopez, C. Bergstrom, Y. W. Li, W. Elwasif and O. Hernandezin "High Performance Computing", M. Taufer, B. Mohr, J. Kunkel (Eds.), ISC High Performance 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9945, Springer, pp. 563-576 (2016) A. Valentim, J. C. S. Rocha, S.-H. Tsai,
Y. W. Li, M. Eisenbach, C. E. Fiore and D. P. LandauJ. Phys.: Conf. Ser.
640, 012006 (2015)21. Effect of surface attractive strength on structural transitions of a confined HP lattice proteinB. Pattanasiri,
Y. W. Li, T. Wüst and D. P. LandauJ. Phys.: Conf. Ser.
640, 012015 (2015)G. Shi, T. Wüst,
Y. W. Li and D. P. LandauJ. Phys.: Conf. Ser.
640, 012017 (2015)D. Perera,
Y. W. Li, M. Eisenbach, T. Vogel and D. P. LandauTMS2015 Supplemental Proceedings, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA, P. 811-818 (2015)
G. Shi, T. Vogel, T. Wüst,
Y. W. Li and D. P. LandauPhys. Rev. E.
90, 033307 (2014)17. A fast, replica-exchange framework for Wang-Landau sampling [displayed in PRE's Kaleidoscope]T. Vogel,
Y. W. Li, T. Wüst and D. P. LandauPhys. Rev. E.
90, 023302 (2014)Y. Zhao, S. W. Cheung,
Y. W. Li and M. EisenbachPhysics Procedia
57C, 43-47 (2014)Y. W. Li, T. Vogel, T. Wüst and D. P. LandauJ. Phys.: Conf. Ser.
510, 012012 (2014)T. Vogel,
Y. W. Li, T. Wüst and D. P. LandauJ. Phys.: Conf. Ser.
487, 012001 (2014)13. Wang-Landau sampling of the interplay between surface adsorption and folding of HP lattice proteinsY. W. Li, T. Wüst and D. P. LandauMol. Simulat.
40, 640-655 (2014)B. Pattanasiri,
Y. W. Li, D. P. Landau, T. Wüst and W. TriampoJ. Phys.: Conf. Ser.
454, 012071 (2013)T. Vogel,
Y. W. Li, T. Wüst and D. P. LandauPhys. Rev. Lett. 110, 210603 (2013)10. Generic folding and transition hierarchies for surface adsorption of HP lattice model proteinsY. W. Li, T. Wüst and D. P. LandauPhys. Rev. E
87, 012706 (2013)9. Conformational transitions of a confined lattice protein: A Wang-Landau study
B. Pattanasiri,
Y. W. Li, D. P. Landau, T. Wüst and W. TriampoJ. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 402, 012048 (2012)8. Surface adsorption of lattice HP proteins: thermodynamics and structural transitions using Wang-Landau samplingY. W. Li, T. Wüst and D. P. LandauJ. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 402, 012046 (2012)
7. Wang-Landau simulations of adsorbed and confined lattice proteins
B. Pattanasiri,
Y. W. Li, D. P. Landau and T. WüstInt. J. Mod. Phys. C 23, 1240008 (2012)6. Stable stem enabled Shannon entropies distinguish non-coding RNAs from random backgrounds
Y. Wang, A. Manzour, P. Shareghi, T. I. Shaw,
Y. W. Li, R. L. Malmberg and L. CaiBMC Bioinformatics 13 (Suppl 5), S1 (2012)5. Unraveling the beautiful complexity of simple lattice model polymers and proteins using Wang-Landau sampling
T. Wüst,
Y. W. Li and D. P. LandauJ. Stat. Phys. 144, 638-651 (2011)4. Stable stem enabled Shannon entropies distinguish non-coding RNAs from random backgrounds
Y. Wang, A. Manzour, P. Shareghi, T. I. Shaw,
Y. W. Li, R. L. Malmberg and L. CaiThe Proceedings of 1st IEEE International Conference on Computational Advances in Bio and Medical Sciences (ICCABS), 184-189 (2011) 3. Monte Carlo simulations of the HP model (the "Ising model" of protein folding)Y. W. Li, T. Wüst and D. P. LandauComput. Phys. Commun. 182, 1896-1899 (2011)2. Numerical integration using Wang-Landau samplingY. W. Li, T. Wüst, D. P. Landau and H. Q. LinComput. Phys. Commun. 177, 524 (2007)1. Fidelity, dynamic structure factor, and susceptibility in critical phenomena
W. L. You,
Y. W. Li and S. J. GuPhys. Rev. E 76, 022101 (2007)## Book ChaptersDevelopment of QMCPACK for Exascale Scientific Computing
in " Exascale Scientific Applications: Programming Approaches for Scalability, Performance, and Prortability", to be published by CRC / Taylor and Francis.Biologically inspired surface physics: The HP protein modelY. W. Li, T. Wüst and D. P. Landauin " Nanophenomena at Surfaces: Fundamentals of Exotic Condensed Matter Properties", M. Michailov (Ed.), Springer Series in Surface Sciences, vol. 47, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, Chapter 7, pp.169-183 (2011)## Presentations## National / International Conferences:## Invited Talks
Recent advances in accelerated Monte Carlo algorithmsAugust 2017
Scalable and efficient first-principles based Monte Carlo simulations on
high performance computers |