Ryan Hynd is this year's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Faculty professor, hosted by Professor Tobias Colding at the MIT. Ryan completed his MSc in mathematics at Georgia Tech in 2004, and recieved his PhD from UC Berkeley in 2010, studying under Lawrence Evans.
Ryan is currently an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania, was appointed an NSF postdoctoral fellow at the Courant Mathematics Institute, NYU, from 2010 to 2012, and jointed the U-Penn faculty in 2012.
Ryan is an analyst whose borad research program includes the study of PDE methods in control theory, finance, and fluid mechanics. At MIT, he is working on three projects: existence of solutions of the multidimensional sticky particle system, partial regularity of doubly nonlinear parabolic systems, and the asymptotic behavior of Trudinger's equation.
Ryan has served at MIT on the department's Diversity Committee during the year. Given his experience on diversity issues at U-Penn, he has advised them on their outreach mentoring practices for URM and women students, pertaining to MIT majors and prospective majors.
Ryan taught an alaysis undergraduate seminar subject last fall, and just completed co-instructing a Projects Lab subject in the spring.