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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.

Group: Lai Research Group

 

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, Jul 21, 2015
Geosciences recent graduate Preston Kemeny ’15 and undergrad Ethan Campbell ’16 embarked today on an oceanographic research cruise that will take them from Cape Town, South Africa, to the Antarctic winter sea-ice edge.
Thursday, Jun 11, 2015
Prof. Em. Lincoln Hollister writes in NJ.com: "As a scientist who cares about evidence-based decision making, I'm astounded that Clean Ocean Action (COA) has chosen to misrepresent facts in order to shovel sand against sea level rise." Get the Facts on NJ Sea Levels:...
Thursday, Jun 4, 2015
Three Princeton University-related computer programs have been chosen to run on a new supercomputer that will deliver enhanced scientific findings when it begins crunching numbers in 2018. The three projects were among 13 selected to run in the Center for Accelerated Application Readiness program at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Leadership...
Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015
Please join The Department of Geosciences in congratulating the Class of 2015: Eric D. Bolton, Leticia M. Bombieri, Joan L. Cannon, Tiffany W. Cheung, Preston C. Kemeny, Trevor D. Klee, Sean P. McIntee, Yuem Park, Natalie Saenz, Stephen T. Soerens (GE) and Martin J. Wolf.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
More than 2,000 Princeton University students will graduate at Commencement on Tuesday, June 2. GEO Undergrad Joan Cannon '15 appears in this video and thanks her peers who helped her succeed to graduation (1:41).

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