Dr Bin Cheng
Qualifications: Ph.D. (Univ. Maryland, College Park)
Phone: Work: 01483 68 3023
Room no: 03 AA 04
11-12 Tue and 1-2 Fri (Spring, 2014)
Dr. Cheng was born and raised in China. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the Peking University (PKU) at Beijing, China in 2001, went on to study in the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), USA where he earned a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics in 2003, and in the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), USA where he earned his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing in 2007.
Dr. Cheng then took on a Hildebrandt Assistant Professorship (postdoctoral) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA from 2007 to 2010, and a Research Assistant Professorship (postdoctoral) at the Arizona State University, Tempe, USA from 2010 to 2012.
Dr. Cheng joined the University of Surrey at Guildford, UK in January, 2013. He currently holds a lectureship (roughly the UK equivalent of tenure-track assistant professor) in the Department of Mathematics. His research interests sit in the general areas of applied mathematics and mathematical physics, especially in the analysis of nonlinear PDEs and applications to large-scale atmospheric and oceanic circulations. But he is curious just about everything.
Dr. Cheng has taught university-level mathematics for over 10 years, and has also delivered numerous seminars and colloquia. He has much experience in communicating mathematics to others and always enjoys doing so.