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Wai Sun Don


Professional title: Professor, doctoral supervisor

Email: donwaisun@outlook.com

Address : No.238 Songling Road, Laoshan District, Qingdao, Shandong, China


  1. Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
    Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, May 1989
    Thesis Adviser : Prof. David Gottlieb
  2. University of California at Los Angeles, California
    B.A., Pure Mathematics, June 1984


  1. Distingished Professor, PhD Advisor, September 2016--
    – ZhuFeng Scholar Program, School of Mathematical Sciences, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
  2. Visiting Professor, 2012--2016
    Green Card Elite Oversea Scholar, School of Mathematical Sciences, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
  3. Adjunct Professor/Research Associate, September 2012--
    Computational Science Research Center (CSRC), SDSU, San Diego, California
  4. Professor, 2009--2012
    Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
  5. Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor (Research), 1989--2015
    Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Rhode Island


  1. Visiting Participating Scientist, 2001--2016
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California.
  2. Visiting Scientist, June--August 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
    Institute of Computer Application in Science and Engineering, ICASE
    NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia


  1. Instructor in Theoretical Numerical Analysis, Numerical Method I, Computational Mathematics, Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Solution for Partial Differentiation Equations in the Department of Mathematics at Hong Kong Baptist University.
    Spectral Methods at the graduate level in the School of Mathematical of Sciences at Ocean University of China.
  2. Mentor and supervisor of selected elite students in the Science Elite Program in Science Faculty, HKBU.
  3. Faculty mentor in the summer research project at IPAM, UCLA.
  4. Served in Master and Doctoral thesis defense committee at Beijing Institute of Technology(China), Brown University (USA), Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong), and Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brasil).


  1. Applied mathematics
  2. Numerical analysis
  3. High order schemes: spectral methods, WENO methods, compact schemes, discontinuous Galerkin methods, finite difference/volume/element methods, radial basis functions, shock detection algorithms, hybrid schemes.
  4. Numerical linear algebra
  5. Numerical partial differential equations
  6. Computational fluid dynamics: compressible high speed flows
  7. Shock waves, detonations, shock-particles laden flows, shallow water wave equations, Rayleigh-Taylor Instability (RTI), Richtmyer-Meskov Instability (RMI), multi-phase/multi-material shocked flows, compressible turbulence flows.
  8. High performance parallel scientific computing and software development of high order scheme PseudoPack/HOPEpack.


  1. Please see http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Wai_Sun_Don/publications


  1. Editor of Applied Numerical Mathematics
  2. Organizer, International Workshop on Computational Mathematics and Scientific Computing 2017, Qingdao, Shangong, China.
  3. Minisymposium organizer, ISOCAHOM 2016, Rio de Janerio, Brazil.
  4. Minisymposium organizer, ICIAM 2015, Beijing.
  5. Organizer of the Workshop in Advanced in Applied Mathematics 2014--2015 at School of Mathematical Sciences of Ocean University of China.
  6. Organizer, Summer Workshop in Advanced Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing 2013-2015 School of Mathematical Sciences of Ocean University of China.
    Highly selected graduate students from the Ocean University of China, University of Science and Technology of China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, University of Macau, Xiamen University and others explores and undertook the latest advanced research in the areas of numerical analysis, numerical PDEs for high speed flows, high order numerical methods, computational fluid dynamics and parallel computing, while being mentored by a distinguished group of faculty mentors under my supervision.
  7. Organizing committee, Scientific Computing for Partial Differential Equations 2011 held at Hong Kong Baptist University.
  8. Organizing committee, International Conference on the Research Trend for PDE Modeling and Computation, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA (2004)
  9. Mini-symposium organizer, 6th ICOSAHOM 2004, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA (2004)
  10. Proposal reviewer, National Science Foundation, US Airforce Office of Scientific Research,and Hong Kong General Research Council.
  11. Journal Reviewer (Partial Listing): Applied Numerical Mathematics (Editor), Communications in Computational Physics, Journal of Computational Physics, Journal of Scientific Computing, SIAM Journal of Numerical Analysis, SIAM Journal of Scientific Computing
  12. Departmental academic commitee member in the school of mathematical sciences at OUC