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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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Friday, Jun 12, 2009
Congratulations to Dr. Zhu Mao on successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis! The title of her thesis was "Single-crystal Elasticity of Hydrous Mantle Minerals."
Friday, Jun 12, 2009
Jorge Sarmiento has been named the George J. Magee Professor of Geosciences and Geological Engineering. This chair was last held by Guust Nolet and before that by Bill Bonini.
Friday, Jun 12, 2009
Danny Sigman has been named the Dusenbury Professor of Geological and Geophysical Sciences. Danny is the first person to hold this professorship.
Monday, Jun 1, 2009

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