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Ching-Yao Lai, Assistant Professor of Geosciences and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS)

Research Summary:  Lai studies fundamental questions in fluid dynamics, climate science, and geophysics by integrating physical and machine-learned models with both experimental and observational data. Her research addresses challenges facing the world, such as advancing our scientific knowledge of ice dynamics under climate change.  Lai uses mathematical models, experiments, simulations, and machine learning tools to study the complex interactions between fluids and elasticity and their interfacial dynamics, such as multiphase flows, flows in deformable structures, and cracks. In particular, her recent work combines deep-learning and physics-based models to predict the disintegration of ice shelves in a warming climate.

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Yao Lai, Assistant Professor of Geosciences
Assistant Professor Ching-Yao Lai

Biography: Ching-Yao Lai is an Assistant Professor jointly appointed in Geoscience (GEO) and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS). She is also an Associated Faculty of the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) and Affiliated Faculty of the Program in Statistics and Machine Learning (SML) at Princeton University. Yao did her undergraduate study (2013) in Physics at National Taiwan University, Ph.D. (2018) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at Princeton University, and postdoctoral research in earth science at Lamont Earth Observatory at Columbia University. She grew up in Taiwan.

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Tuesday, Nov 8, 2011
Dr. Alfonso Pardo, September 2011, Visiting Faculty from the Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain. Dr. Pardo is currently an associate professor at the Polytechnic School of Huesca, of Zaragoza University, lecturing in the Environmental Science degree.
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011
Dr. Michael Slawinski, September 2011, Visiting Faculty from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, CAN
Friday, Oct 28, 2011
Geosciences final exam schedule for courses: GEO 418, GEO 415, GEO 363, GEO 297, GEO 207, GEO 203, and GEO 102a in January.