Professor Yao Yao has been selected as a 2020 Sloan Fellow.
The fellowships, awarded yearly since 1955, honor early-career scholars whose achievements mark them as among the very best scientific minds working today. A full list of the 2020 Fellows is available at the Sloan Foundation website at https://sloan.org/fellowships/2020-Fellows.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards this coveted fellowship to 126 early-career scholars which represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. Their achievements and potential place them among the next generation of scientific leaders in the U.S. and Canada. Winners receive $75,000, which may be spent over a two-year term on any expense supportive of their research.
Yao Yao is an Assistant Professor in SoM whose research interests include the mathematical analysis of nonlinear PDEs arising from fluid mechanics and mathematical biology. Prof. Yao recieved a postdoc at University of Wisconsin, Madison, under Alexander Kiselev and Andrej Zlatoš, and recieved her Ph.D. in Jun 2012 from UCLA, under the supervision of Inwon Kim.