Department of Mathematics
Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA 16802
Email: scao (at) psu DOT edu
Office: 210 McAllister Building
Fall 2016, MATH 230, Calculus and Vector Analysis
Office Hours: F 230p-430p
For classroom, time, exams, HW, please log on to Canvas and use
(with J. Brannick)
Bootstrap Multigrid for the Shifted Laplace-Beltrami Eigenvalue Problem, submitted manuscript, 2015.
(with Z. Cai and R. Falgout)
Robust a posteriori error estimation for finite element approximation to H(curl) problem,
Comput. Methods in Appl. Mech. Eng.,, 309 (2016), 182–201.
(with Z. Cai)
A recovery-based a posteriori error estimator for H(curl) interface problems,
Comput. Methods in Appl. Mech. Eng., 296 (2015), 169-195.
An LL* finite element method for magnetohydrodynamics, submitted manuscript, 2015.
A discrete de Rham complex on stars, submitted manuscript, 2015.
In my spare time, I participate the Q&A sites Mathematics/Scientific Computing StackExchange mostly to answer questions and have discussions with people on partial differential equations:
graduate talks of SIAM@Purdue Computational
Science and Engineering Student Conference
2010-2011. Meritorious contributor to Problem of the Week column at
2009-2010. Excellence in Teaching Award
as a graduate instructor, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University
ranking 19th/835 in US Mathematical Contest
in Modeling (COMAP)
I became a runner in 2010. While running, my mind enjoys the total relaxation and the overwhelming intensity of the so-called endorphins
release. I could think freely on math, physics, and philosophy (just to rephrase Kant held the view that freedom is thinkable, yet unknown to be achievable or not, such an agnostic rationalist). I have run three full-marathons, and many half-marathons. My ultimate goal is to qualify for Boston Marathon, as well as to finish an Ironman Triathlon.