Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Guangming Yao has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of mathematics in the School of Arts & Sciences. She also holds a courtesy appointment with Clarkson's Institute for STEM Education and is affiliated with the University's Institute for A Sustainable Environment.
Yao's research interests include numerical analysis, radial basis functions, partial differential equations, biomedical modeling, engineering simulation, applied mathematics, parallel computing, optimization theory and applications. She has worked on a variety of funded research projects applying mathematical modeling and numerical simulation techniques to ordinary and partial differential equation models.
She has written or co-written 28 peer-reviewed publications and has lectured extensively at conferences and invited talks. Yao has organized regional mathematics conferences, such as the Mathematics Conference and Competition of Northern New York, and has advised undergraduate and graduate students research projects and honors theses. She is also co-PI of a National Science Foundation-funded undergraduate education research grant called COMPASS (CoOrdinated Math-Physics Assessment for Student Success).
Yao's honors include receiving the Innovation and Research Award from the University of Southern Mississippi and being selected as an Outstanding Alumni in 2016 and an Excellent Graduate Student Award in Heilongjiang Province, China; and winning the Outstanding Master Thesis award at Harbin Normal University.
She received her bachelor of science degree in mathematics and applied mathematics and her master of science in mathematics from Harbin Normal University, China, and her Ph.D. in computational mathematics from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Before coming to Clarkson, Yao was an assistant professor in mathematics at Rowan University. Before that, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.