Contact Information
School of Mathematics
Georgia Tech
686 Cherry Street
Atlanta, GA 30332

Office: Skiles 259
Office phone: (404)894-3949

Spring 2019 Teaching:
Math 6702: Math Methods of Applied Sciences II
Office hours: MW 1:40-2:40pm, or by appointment

E-mail: yaoyao [at]

About Me
I am an assistant professor at School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech. I am interested in the mathematical analysis of nonlinear PDEs arising from fluid mechanics and mathematical biology. Here is my CV.

Before coming to Atlanta, I was a postdoc at University of Wisconsin, Madison, and my mentors are Alexander Kiselev and Andrej Zlatoš. I got my Ph.D. degree in Jun 2012 from UCLA, under the supervision of Inwon Kim.


    My research is partially supported by NSF Grants DMS-1411857 and DMS-1715418.

REU 2013
During the summer of 2013, I mentored two undergraduate research projects at the Analysis and Differential Equation REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) at UW-Madison. One project is on chemotaxis in fluid (led by Alexander Kiselev), and the other one is on magnetocapillary swimming (led by Saverio Spagnolie). Below are the papers resulted from these two projects.