Shuang Liu's (刘爽) Homepage

Contact Information

    Department of Mathematics
    University of California, San Diego
    9500 Gilman Dr
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0112
Office: AP&M 6422
E-mail: shl083@ucsd.edu

CV: Shuang Liu's CV (updated October 2022)

I am a SEW Assistant Professor at the mathematics department of UCSD, working with Prof. Li-Tien Cheng and Prof. Bo Li. Before that, I was a Postdoc Research Associate in applied mathematics and plasma physics group at TDS center at Los Alamos National Laboratory under the supervison of Dr. Xianzhu Tang. I received my PhD in 2019 from Department of Mathematics from University of South Carolina under Prof. Xinfeng Liu.

"I’m on the job market in Fall 2022, looking for a tenure-track position. I’m always willing to listen.”-Shuang Liu


  • 01/2021 – now S.E.W. Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego, CA USA.
  • 01/2020–01/2021 Postdoc Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM USA.


  • Aug.2015-Dec.2019, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC USA. (Advisor: Dr. Xinfeng Liu).
  • Sep.2012-July.2015, M.S., Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, Henan, China. (Advisor: Dr. Zongming Guo).
  • Sep.2008-July.2012, B.S., Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, Henan, China.

Research and Publications

My research interests are in the area of numerical methods for free boundary problems and mathematics of scientific computing, with applications in ecology specially in the field of population dynamics, phasma physics, computational biology, and biological physics. Please see Research and Publications for more details. My research is supported by research fund at UCSD and the AMS-Simons Travel Grants .

Honors and Awards

  • 07/2021-06/2023 AMS Simons Travel Grant, AMS, USA, $5,000.
  • Research fund of department of mathematics, UCSD, $4,000.
  • 2019 National Science Foundation(NSF)-Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship at Los Alamos National Laboratory. 06/10/2019-08/16/2019.
  • The 2019 George W. Johnson Graduate Fellowship. $3,000.
  • Visiting student scholarship (University of New England, Australia). 07/2018
  • SAMSI 2017 IMSM Workshop (North Carolina State University). 07/2017
  • The Outstanding First Year Graduate ACM Student Award. (UofSC) 04/2016
  • Travel Award by Graduate School of University of South Carolina. $1,000
  • Travel Award by AMS and SIAM. around $1,500

Selected Conference and Talks

  • AMS Western Sectional special session on Mathematical Modeling of Biological and Social Systems October 2022
  • Southern California Applied Mathematics Symposium (SOCAMS) May 2022
  • Postdoc Seminar at UCSD April 2022
  • Applied Mathematics Seminar at University of Georgia September 2021
  • Center For Computational Mathematics Seminar at UCSD May 2021
  • Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar at U of South Carolina March 2021
  • Postdoc Seminar at University of California, San Diego April 2021
  • Talk at Daniel Appelö research group at Michigan State University March 2021

  • Seminars on Mathematics for Complex Biological Systems at UCSD December 2020
  • Principal Talk at SIAM Northern State Section Student Chapters Conference at Utah State University October 2020
  • Talk in TDS SciDAC Webinar in Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). August 2019
  • Job Talking Presentation at Worcester Polytechnic Institute October 2019
  • Talk in Earth and Environmental Science Group at LANL August 2019
  • Nonlinear Evolution Equations & Wave Phenomena at U of Georgia April 2019
  • Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar (ACM) at U of South Carolina February 2019
  • 1st Annual Symposium on Multi-scale Cell Fate at UC, Irvine October 2018
  • 42nd SIAM Conference on Applied Mathematics at UNC at Chapel Hill March 2018
  • 9th Annual Graduate Student Mini-conference in Computational Mathematics at U of South Carolina February 2018