Faculty Profiles

Jianfeng Lu
Associate Professor of Chemistry
242 Physics Bldg, 120 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-2875
(919) 660-2821



Ph.D., Princeton University 2009

Li, W., et al. “Fisher information regularization schemes for Wasserstein gradient flows.” Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 416, Sept. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2020.109449. Full Text

Ge, R., et al. “Estimating normalizing constants for log-concave distributions: Algorithms and lower bounds.” Proceedings of the Annual Acm Symposium on Theory of Computing, June 2020, pp. 579–86. Scopus, doi:10.1145/3357713.3384289. Full Text

Li, Y., et al. “Variational training of neural network approximations of solution maps for physical models.” Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 409, May 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2020.109338. Full Text

Lu, J., et al. “Quadrature Points via Heat Kernel Repulsion.” Constructive Approximation, vol. 51, no. 1, Feb. 2020, pp. 27–48. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s00365-019-09471-4. Full Text

Lu, J., and S. Steinerberger. “A dimension-free hermite-hadamard inequality via gradient estimates for the torsion function.” Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 148, no. 2, Jan. 2020, pp. 673–79. Scopus, doi:10.1090/proc/14843. Full Text

Lu, J., and Z. Wang. “The full configuration interaction quantum monte carlo method through the lens of inexact power iteration.” Siam Journal on Scientific Computing, vol. 42, no. 1, Jan. 2020, pp. B1–29. Scopus, doi:10.1137/18M1166626. Full Text Open Access Copy

Cai, Z., et al. “Inchworm Monte Carlo Method for Open Quantum Systems.” Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics, Jan. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1002/cpa.21888. Full Text

Lu, J., and S. Steinerberger. “Optimal Trapping for Brownian Motion: a Nonlinear Analogue of the Torsion Function.” Potential Analysis, Jan. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s11118-020-09845-5. Full Text

Lu, J., et al. “Dirac operators and domain walls.” Siam Journal on Mathematical Analysis, vol. 52, no. 2, Jan. 2020, pp. 1115–45. Scopus, doi:10.1137/19M127416X. Full Text

Cheng, Cheng, et al. “Stable Phase Retrieval from Locally Stable and Conditionally Connected Measurements.Corr, vol. abs/2006.11709, 2020.


Yu, Victor, et al. “Large-scale benchmark of electronic structure solvers with the ELSI infrastructure.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 257, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2019.

Yu, Victor, et al. “ELSI: A unified software interface for Kohn-Sham electronic structure solvers.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 255, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2018.

Xian, Yin, et al. “CLASSIFICATION OF WHALE VOCALIZATIONS USING THE WEYL TRANSFORM.” 2015 Ieee International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (Icassp), 2015, pp. 773–77.