Lihan Wang

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Inselstraße 22,

04103, Leipzig, Germany,

Office: F2 08

Email: lihanw at andrew dot cmu dot edu

or lihan dot wang at mis dot mpg dot de


I am a postdoc in the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, on a year-long leave from Carnegie Mellon University. I received my PhD in mathematics at Duke University, under the supervision of Prof. Jianfeng Lu. I received my BSc degree in mathematics at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. My current research is centered around two topics, both of them involve analytic tools and functional inequalities to study the mixing of randomness:

1. Langevin dynamics, which is analytically linked with kinetic equations and hypocoercivity, and on the more applied side related with sampling and Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithms, which is widely used in statistical mechanics and machine learning;

2.stochastic homogenization, which arises from material science, uses tools from analysis and probability, and is of numerical interest.

I also started getting into calculus of variations and gradient flows after joining CMU.