News - 2011 - 2011
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.
Group: Lai Research Group
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.
In The News
Tuesday, Dec 20, 2011Wishing you a happy holiday! From the Staff at the Department of Geosciences.
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011This past Thursday, December 8, 2011, local middle school students from the Community House After School Academy (CHASA) came to Guyot Hall to learn...
Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011Over the weekend, research fellow Claudie Beaulieu (AOS), was interviewed on Canada's national public broadcaster Radio-Canada “Les annÃ©es lumiÃ¨res...
Monday, Dec 5, 2011The Princeton Undergraduate Geosciences Society (PUGS) will be holding its first meeting on Dec. 9 at 3:30pm in Guyot 155.
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011Postdoctoral scholar Kevin Lewis has been selected to join the team of NASA's latest Mars mission, the Curiosity rover. Having launched successfully...
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011Department Chair Bess Ward has been selected to receive the 2012 Procter & Gamble Award in Applied and Environmental Microbiology of the American...
Monday, Nov 21, 2011On Friday, November 11, the graduate students in the Department of Geosciences hosted a collaborative Graduate Research Symposium at Lewis Library....
Monday, Nov 14, 2011The spring term schedule is available for download on the Geosciences "Courses" tab.
Final Public Oral Examination for Nicholas L. Swanson-Hysell
“Stratigraphic Records of Paleogeography and Global Change from Two Late Proterozoic Basins”
The examining committee members are
Adam Maloof, Blair Schoene
Gerta Keller and Michael Bender