Yukun Yao

Math Ph.D. Student at Rutgers
Interested in Combinatorics and Experimental Mathematics

Me

Indubitably, mathematics is my passion. Besides, I like playing tennis, saxophone and piano and enjoy watching football and soccer. I support Rafael Nadal, New England Patriots and Manchester United. My preferred English name is Rafael because of the obvious reason.

Alma Mater

Before coming to Rutgers, I got my Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Peking University in July, 2015.

Traveling

Traveling is one of my favorites in life. I have been to 6 continents, 30 countires, more than 30 states in the U.S. and nearly all provinces in China. The picture was taken in Salar de Uyuni in January, 2017 when I was traveling in Bolivia and Peru.

Research

My research interests are combinatorics and experimental mathematics. My advisor is Professor Doron Zeilberger.

An Experimental Mathematics Approach to the Area Statistic of Parking Functions

Here is the webpage for this paper:Parking Function

Untying The Gordian Knot via Experimental Mathematics

Here is the webpage for this paper:Gordian

Numerical and Symbolic Studies of Peaceable Queens Problems

Here is the webpage for this paper: Peaceable Queens

A Detailed Analysis of Quicksort Algorithms with Experimental Mathematics

Here is the webpage for this paper: QuickSort

Truncated Riemann Zeta Function

Here is the webpage for this class project:Truncated Zeta

Data Analytics of Mathematics Faculty

Here is the webpage for this class project:Data Analytics

Teaching

I am Teaching Assistant for Differential Equations (16:640:244) section 11-13 in Spring 2019.
Fall '15: TA for two sections of Math 300 - Mathematical Reasoning.
Spring '16: TA for two sections of Math 300 - Mathematical Reasoning.
Fall '16: TA for two sections of Math 250 - Linear Algebra.
Spring '17: TA for Math 250 - Linear Algebra and Math 250C - Linear Algebra (MATLAB Section).
Fall '17: TA for two sections of Math 250 - Linear Algebra.
Spring '18: TA for three sections of Math 151 - Calculus I.
Fall '18: TA for three sections of Math 151 - Calculus I.

  • Address

    Yukun Yao
    Department of Mathematics
    Rutgers University
    Hill Center-Busch Campus
    110 Frelinghuysen Road
    Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019
    USA
  • Office Hours

    Office: Hill 622
    Office Hour: M 2-3pm and Th 4-5pm
  • Email

    yao@math.rutgers.edu
  • Phone

    (848) 445-4164

Colloquium

This is the webpage of the Colloquium
of the Department of Mathematics at Rutgers