Dr Kaibo Hu
Royal Society University Research Fellow
Mathematical Institute, Christ Church
email: kaibo.hu [at] maths.ox.ac.uk
University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
I work on numerical analysis and PDEs, in particular, structure-preserving methods and finite element exterior calculus.
The vision of my current research includes:
1) connections between homological algebra, geometry, and mathematical and numerical analysis; geometric foundations of continuum mechanics,
2) discretizations of PDEs and discrete theories (discrete geometry, discrete mechanics etc.),
3) structure-preserving approaches for solving the Einstein equations in general relativity, with potential applications in computational astronomy and gravitational-wave sciences,
4) finite element methods (high order methods, preconditioning etc.) and applications (fluid and solid mechanics, magnetohydrodynamics etc.),
5) scientific computing, computation of spectrum, localization.
- BGG sequences with weak regularity and applications; Andreas Čap, Kaibo Hu; accepted, Foundations of Computational Mathematics (2023) arXiv:2203.01300
- Structure-preserving and helicity-conserving finite element approximations and preconditioning for the Hall MHD equations; Fabian Laakmann, Kaibo Hu, Patrick E. Farrell (2022) arXiv:2202.11586
- Finite Element Systems for vector bundles : elasticity and curvature; Snorre H. Christiansen and Kaibo Hu, Foundations of Computational Mathematics (2022)
- A family of finite element Stokes complexes in three dimensions; Kaibo Hu, Qian Zhang and Zhimin Zhang, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis (2022)
- Spurious solutions for high order curl problems; Kaibo Hu, Qian Zhang, Jiayu Han, Lixiu Wang, Zhimin Zhang, IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis (2022)
- Partially discontinuous nodal finite elements for H(curl) and H(div), Jun Hu, Kaibo Hu and Qian Zhang, Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics (2022)
- Complexes from complexes; Douglas N. Arnold and Kaibo Hu, Foundations of Computational Mathematics (2021)
- Helicity-conservative finite element discretization for incompressible MHD systems; Kaibo Hu, Young-Ju Lee and Jinchao Xu, Journal of Computational Physics (2021)
- A discrete elasticity complex on three-dimensional Alfeld splits; Snorre H. Christiansen, Jay Gopalakrishnan, Johnny Guzmán, Kaibo Hu (2020) arXiv:2009.07744
- Simple curl-curl-conforming finite elements in two dimensions; Kaibo Hu, Qian Zhang and Zhimin Zhang, SIAM Journal of Scientific Computing (2020)
- A characterization of supersmoothness of multivariate splines; Michael S. Floater and Kaibo Hu, Advances in Computational Mathematics (2020)
- Well-conditioned frames for high order finite element methods; Kaibo Hu and Ragnar Winther, Journal of Computational Mathematics (2020)
- Poincaré path integrals for elasticity; Snorre H. Christiansen, Kaibo Hu and Espen Sande; Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées (2019)
- Generalized Gaffney inequality and discrete compactness for discrete differential forms; Juncai He, Kaibo Hu and Jinchao Xu; Numerische Mathematik (2019)
- Generalized Finite Element Systems for smooth differential forms and Stokes problem; Snorre H. Christiansen and Kaibo Hu; Numerische Mathematik (2018)
- Structure-preserving finite element methods for stationary MHD models; Kaibo Hu and Jinchao Xu; Mathematics of Computation (2018)
- Nodal finite element de Rham complexes; Snorre H. Christiansen, Jun Hu and Kaibo Hu; Numerische Mathematik (2018)
- Robust Preconditioners for Incompressible MHD Models; Yicong Ma, Kaibo Hu, Xiaozhe Hu and Jinchao Xu; Journal of Computational Physics, (2016)
- Stable Finite Element Methods Preserving ∇ · B = 0 Exactly for MHD Models; Kaibo Hu, Yicong Ma and Jinchao Xu; Numerische Mathematik (2016)
For a full list of publications, please see Google Scholar.
Here are some slides/posters from my talks, on
- Structure-preserving discretization and preconditioning for MHD (Princeton 2020)
- Complexes from complexes (Cambridge 2019), and slides on the same topic for a broader audience (Zürich 2020)
- Well-conditioned frames for high order finite elements (Oxford 2021)
- Poincaré (homotopy) operators for elasticity (Valencia, ICIAM 2019)
- Algebraic construction of finite elements (Beijing 2019)
- Some Hilbert complexes in general relativity (ICERM, Brown 2020)
- Nodal finite element de Rham complexes (Baltimore, JMM 2019)
- Conformal Korn inequalities in 2D (Oxford, PDE working seminar, 2022)
- Discretization of Hilbert complexes (survey talk) report (MFO, Oberwolfach, 2022)
** The slides for my talk at Friday@4, Hiliary Term are here.
Royal Society University Research Fellowship (with Enhanced Research Expenses), 2022-2027.
Hooke Research Fellowship, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, UK. 2020.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship offer, EU, 2020.
New World Mathematics Award, 2017.
Outstanding Paper Prize for Young Researchers, Beijing Society of Computational Mathematics, September 2016.
EASIAM (East Asia section of SIAM) Student Paper Prize, June, 2016.
Education and Employment
- Royal Society University Research Fellow, 2022-present; Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, UK.
- Hooke Research Fellow, 2021-2022; Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, UK.
- Postdoc, 2018 - 2021; School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota, USA.
- Researcher, 2017 - 2018; Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
- Ph.D, 2012 - 2017; Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research; Peking University, Beijing, China.
- B.S. in Computational Mathematics, 2008 - 2012; School of Mathematical Sciences, Nankai University, Tianjin, China.
Queen Mary University of London (2023), TU Delft (2022), TU Wien (2022), Heidelberg University (2022), University of Vienna (2021), University of Oslo (2021, 2017, 2015-2016), Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (2019), ETH Zürich (2019), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2019), The Institute of Computational Mathematics and Scientific/Engineering Computing of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2019, 2017), Pennsylvania State University (2017, 2016).
- February 2023, Imperial–UCL Numerics Seminar, London, UK.
- February 2023, SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE23), Amsterdam, Netherlands.
- June 2023, the 29th Biennial Numerical Analysis Conference, Glasgow, UK.
- August 2023, ICIAM, Tokyo, Japan.
- January 2023, visit Queen Mary University London, UK.
- December 2022, visit and seminar talk at TU Delft, Netherlands.
- December 2022, Gravity Seminar Series of STAG (gravity/string theory/mathematical physics group) of Mathematical Sciences, University of Southampton, UK.
- December 2022, The 8th Workshop for Young Researchers in Scientific Computing, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (online).
- November 2022, online seminar at Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
- October-November 2022, visit TU Wien, Austria.
- October 2022, seminar at University of Hong Kong, China.
- September 2022, 56th Meeting of the Society for Natural Philosophy: Mechanics and Analysis, Pisa, Italy. (round-table talk)
- September 2022, INdAM Meeting "Approximation Theory and Numerical Analysis meet Algebra, Geometry, Topology", Palazzone di Cortona, Italy.
- July 2022, SciCADE International Conference on Scientific Computation and Differential Equations in Reykjavik, Iceland.
- July 2022, Christ Church Scientific Afternoon, Oxford, UK.
- June 2022, 30 years of Acta Numerica conference at the Banach Centre in Będlewo, Poland.
- June 2022, MFO workshop "Hilbert Complexes: Analysis, Applications, and Discretizations", Oberwolfach, Germany.
- June 2022, Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society annual meeting, UBC Okanagan Canada. (online)
- June 2022, European Finite Element Fair, Aalto University, Finland.
- April 2022, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, UK.
- March 2022, Heidelberg University, Germany.
- December 2021, Los Alamos National Lab, USA (online seminar talk).
- December 2021, Institute of Computational Mathematics and Scientific/Engineering Computing, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (online seminar talk).
- September 2021, European finite element fair, Paris, France. (online talk)