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Education
 Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics (2014), Temple University, Philadelpha, PA.
 M.A. in Mathematics (2010), Temple University, Philadelpha, PA.
 B.S. in Mathematics (2008), Beijing Normal University (北京师范大学), China.
Appointments
 Research Assistant Professor (Sep. 2014  present)
Department of Mathematics, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.  Visiting Scientist (Feb. 2015  Jun. 2015)
Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
Research Grant

Collaborative Research: Overcoming order reduction and stability restrictions in highorder timestepping. NSF grant DMS1719640 (Aug. 2017  Jul. 2020)
(CoPI, with PI Benjamin Seibold, and collaboration with Rodolfo Ruben Rosales, DMS1719637, David Shirokoff, DMS1719693)
Publications
 Unconditional Stability for Multistep IMEX Schemes  Practice. B. Seibold, D. Shirokoff and D. Zhou. Preprint.
 Order Reduction in Highorder Implicit RungeKutta Timestepping for Initial Boundary Value Problems. R. R. Rosales, B. Seibold, D. Shirokoff and D. Zhou. Preprint.
 Unconditional Stability for Multistep IMEX Schemes  Theory. R. R. Rosales, B. Seibold, D. Shirokoff and D. Zhou. SIAM J. Numer. Anal., Vol. 55, No. 5, 2017, pp. 23362360.
 Meshfree finite differences for vector Poisson and pressure Poisson equations with electric boundary conditions. D. Zhou, B. Seibold, D. Shirokoff, P. Chidyagwai and R. R. Rosales. Meshfree methods for Partial Differential Equations VII, Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering, Vol. 100. Griebel, M. and Schweitzer, M.A. (ed.), Springer, 2015.
 Highorder mixed finite element methods for a pressure Poisson equation reformulation of the NavierStokes equations with electric boundary conditions. P. Chidyagwai, R. R. Rosales, B. Seibold, D. Shirokoff and D. Zhou. In preparation.
Invited Talks & Conference Presentations
 Applied Math & Scientific Computing Seminar. Temple University. (Feb. 2017)
Order reduction in Highorder RungeKutta Methods for initial boundary value problems.  SIAM CSE 2017. Atlanta, GA. (Feb. 2017)
Order reduction in implicit RungeKutta timestepping for initial boundary value problems.  SIAM Annual Meeting 2016. Boston, MA. (Jul. 2016)
Overcoming orderloss in highorder implicit RungeKutta timestepping.  Applied Math Days 2016, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. (Apr. 2016)
Overcoming orderloss in highorder RungeKutta timestepping.  CRM Applied Math Seminar, McGill University, Canada. (Nov. 2015)
Overcoming orderloss in highorder RungeKutta timestepping.  Fluid Mechanics and Waves Seminar, New Jersey Institute of Technology. (Apr. 2015)
Highorder numerical methods for a pressure Poisson equation reformulation of the incompressible NavierStokes equations.  Applied Math Days. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. (Apr. 2015)
Highorder mixed finite element methods for a pressure Poisson equation reformulation of the incompressible NavierStokes equations with electric boundary conditions  SIAM CSE 2015. Salt Lake City, UT. (Mar. 2015)
Highorder mixed finite element methods for a pressure Poisson equation reformulation of the incompressible NavierStokes equations with electric boundary conditions  ICOSAHOM 2014. Salt Lake City, UT. (Jun. 2014)
Jet Schemes for nonlinear HamiltonJacobi equations in a projectandevolve framework.  DelMar Numerics Day 2014. University of Maryland Baltimore County. (May 2014)
Mixed finite element methods for a pressure Poisson equation reformulation of the incompressible NavierStokes equations.  Numerical methods for partial differential equations seminar. MIT. (Feb. 2014)
Highorder numerical methods for a pressure Poisson equation reformulation of the incompressible NavierStokes equations.  Mid Atlantic Numerical Analysis Day 2013. Temple University. (Nov. 2013)
Mixed finite element methods for a pressure Poisson equation reformulation of the incompressible NavierStokes equations.  Finite Element Circus. University of Delaware. (Oct. 2013)
Mixed finite element methods for pressure Poisson equation reformulation of the incompressible NavierStokes equations.  AMS Eastern Fall Sectional Meeting 2013. Temple University. (Oct. 2013)
Jet Schemes for nonlinear HamiltonJacobi equations in a projectandevolve framework.  SIAM CSE 2013. Boston, MA. (Feb. 2013)
Jet Schemes for nonlinear HamiltonJacobi equations in a projectandevolve framework.  Mid Atlantic Numerical Analysis Day 2012. Temple University. (Nov. 2012)
Jet Schemes for nonlinear HamiltonJacobi equations in a projectandevolve framework.
Conferences & Workshops Attended
 SIAM Annual Meeting 2016. Boston, MA. (Jul. 2016)
 Computational Research Onand beyondOwlsnest (CROO) Symposium, Temple University. (Apr. 2016) [Poster]
 Applied Math Days 2016, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. (Apr. 2016)
 IPAM Workshop I: Mathematical Foundations of Traffic, UCLA. (Sep. 2015)
 The 8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2015). Beijing, China. (Aug. 2015) [Poster]
 Applied Math Days, 2015. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. (Apr. 2015)
 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, 2015. Salt Lake City, UT. (Mar. 2015)
 Finite Element Circus, Fall 2014. Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), University of Minnesota. (Oct. 2014)
 IMA Special Workshop: StructurePreserving Discretizations of Partial Differential Equations. Institute for Mathematics and its Applicastions (IMA), Univeristy of Minnesota. (Oct. 2014) [Poster]
 International Conference on Spectral and High Order Methods (ICOSAHOM), Salt Lake City, UT. (Jun. 2014)
 RTOPSAAPVKI Short Course on Uncertainty Quantification. Stanford University. (Jun. 2014)
 DelMar Numerics Day 2014. University of Maryland Baltimore County. (May 2014)
 Joint Mathematics Meetings, 2014. Baltimore, MD. (Jan. 2014)
 Finite Element Circus, Fall 2013. University of Delaware. (Oct. 2013)
 AMS Eastern Fall Sectional Meeting, 2013. Temple University. (Oct. 2013)
 DelMar Numerics Day, 2013. University of Maryland. (May 2013)
 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, 2013. Boston, MA. (Feb. 2013)
 Mid Atlantic Numerical Analysis Day, 2012. Temple University. (Nov. 2012)
 DelMar Numerics Day, 2012. University of Maryland. (Apr. 2012)
 Mid Atlantic Numerical Analysis Day, 2011. Temple University. (Nov. 2011)
Professional Membership
 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)