Dong Chen - PSU Mathematics PhD Student

Dong Chen

Personal Information

I am a sixth-year graduate student in Department of Mathematics. My advisor is Dmitri Burago. My research is focused on differential geometry and dynamical systems. It includes problems from KAM theory, inverse problems, hyperbolicity, Finsler geometry, Aubry-Mather theory etc. I am particularly interested in the interaction between KAM-nondegenrate nearly integrable systems and geodesic flows.


Research Interests

  • Riemannian Geometry, Finsler Geometry, Lagrangian Mechanics
  • KAM Theory, Geodesic Flows, Ergodic Theory


  • Positive metric entropy arises in some nondegenerate nearly integrable systems.
    To appear in Journal of Modern Dynamics, Volume 10.
  • On total flexibility of local structures of Finsler tori without conjugate points.
  • An example of entropy non-expansive nearly integrable system. Ready for submission. (Joint with D. Burago and S. Ivanov).
  • Nondense geodesics with irrational rotational vector in C^\infty-small perturbation of flat tori. Manuscript in preparation(Joint with D. Burago).

  • Teaching

  • MATH 021 - College Algebra I (FA12, SP13, FA15, SP16)
  • MATH 230 - Calculus and Vector Analysis (FA14, SP15)
  • Seminars and Interesting Things Free