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Xiao-Chuan  Cai


Contact Information
ECOT 622
1045 Regent Drive 430 UCB
Boulder CO, 80309‐0430 USA

Office Hours

T and Th 11:00‐12:00 or by appointment


Research Interests

X.-C. Cai's research interests are in the general area of scientific and engineering computing including parallel algorithms and high performance software for linear and nonlinear partial differential equations, domain decomposition methods, multigrid methods, numerical linear algebra, PDE constrained optimizations, inverse problems, stochastic partial differential equations, computational fluid dynamics, fluid-structure interactions, computational biomechanics, parallel processing, ...


BS, Beijing University; MS, PhD, New York University


X.-C. Cai received his B.Sc. degree in 1984 from Peking University, his M.Sc. in 1988 and Ph.D. in 1989 from Courant Institute, New York University. He was a postdoc during 1989-1990 in the Department of Computer Science, Yale University. During 1990-1993, he held the position of an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, University of Kentucky. Since 1993, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, and the positions he held include Assistant Professor (1993-1997), Associate Professor (1997-2004), Professor (2004-present), Director of Graduate Studies (2002-2007), Department Chair (2007-2011). He is also an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder (1993-present).