Teaching activities

Please feel free to get in touch (see ABOUT for e-mail) if you are interested in doing research projects with me. I make it a point that I don't take anyone on without having talked with them at some point. For post-docs and post-grads, I would primarily be looking to supervise ocean circulation, dynamics or climate related research, and normally the project I propose will have a strong computation component. You are welcome of course to propose your own, but then funding source and money becomes a possible constraint.

Short projects

If on the other hand you are a UG or MSc student say looking to do a short project with me (e.g. final year projects, part of the HKUST IRE program looking for research experience, or just generally interested in doing something a bit different), then I highly recommend you get in touch with me in advance, so that I can cook up a project according to your interests etc. (because otherwise I make the on-paper project titles deliberately vague and open-ended). Projects can be fairly flexible/random in terms of topics and area, and a few I am interested in are (list has a very strong theoretical bias):

  • atmospheric dynamics (particularly on waves, and stratospheric dynamics)
  • data assimilation techniques
  • foundations of machine learning algorithms
  • ocean related thermodynamics
  • (Shannon) information entropy (theory and applications)
  • chaotic mixing and dynamical systems theory
  • topics in fluid dynamics (classical, magneto, quantum)
  • computational/statistical methods
  • symplectic geometry and Hamiltonian mechanics
  • PT symmetry, non-Hermitian operators, and classical mechanics
  • ...your suggestions?

  • Current teaching/mentoring activities

    MSc Zipei DONG Information entropy Sep 21 - now
    UG Tian Ju (Tim) DU Data assimilation in Lorenz models Sep 21 - now
    UG Haruki SAEGUSA Chaotic mixing Jun 21 - now
    PDRA Gautam KUMAR Fluid instabilities Mar 21 - now
    PhD YAN Feier Machine learning topics Feb 21 - now
    PhD NA Yongsu Inverse methods in oceanography Sep 20 - now
    MPhil LIU Yongqi Representation of baroclinic dynamics over slopes Sep 20 - now
    PhD RUAN Xi Responses of BGC models under climate change scenarios Sep 20 - now
    PhD LEE Han Seul Sensitivities of Southern Ocean overturning circulation Sep 19 - now

    21/22 OCES2003 Descriptive Physical Oceanography lecturer HKUST
    OCES3203 Physical oceanography lecturer HKUST
    OCES3301 Data Analysis in Ocean Science lecturer HKUST

    Previous teaching/mentoring activities

    UG Anastasia LEUNG Statistical physics and Monte Carlo methods Jun 21 - Aug 21
    BSc Rachel TSOI Hadley cell models Sep 20 - May 21
    BSc Jolie NG ENSO models Sep 20 - May 21
    RA Chinmayee MALLICK Scientific computation and inverse methods May 20 - Mar 21
    Visitor Ellie ONG Baroclinic lifecycles Oct 20 - Jan 21
    RA Floriane Oceane SUDRE Turbulent dispersion in coastal environments Mar 20 - May 21
    BSc Nick KANG Chaotic mixing Jun 20 - Aug 20
    BSc Haruki SAEGUSA Chaotic mixing Jun 20 - Aug 20
    MSc RUAN Xi BGC models Feb 20 - Jun 20
    BSc Kathryn CHOW BGC models Feb 20 - Jun 20

    20/21 OCES2003 Descriptive Physical Oceanography lecturer HKUST
    ENVS3004 Global Climate Change lecturer (with Wang Yan) HKUST
    ENVS6011 Postgraduate seminar in ocean sciences lecturer HKUST
    19/20 ENVS3004 Global Climate Change lecturer (with Wang Yan) HKUST
    ENVS6011 Postgraduate seminar in ocean sciences lecturer HKUST
    16/17 MATH11181 Mathematics in Action B lecturer University of Edinburgh
    15/16 MATH08063 Several Variable Calculus and Differential Equations tutor University of Edinburgh
    MATH08065 Computing and numerics
    14/15 MATH08065 Computing and numerics tutor University of Edinburgh
    13/14 MATH1060 Introduction to Linear Algebra tutor University of Leeds
    MATH1010 Mathematics 1
    MATH2650 Calculus of Variations
    12/13 MATH2431 Fourier Series, PDEs and Transforms tutor University of Leeds
    11/12 MATH1055 Numbers and Vectors tutor University of Leeds
    MATH1910 Modelling and Investigations
    MATH2431 Fourier Series, PDEs and Transforms
    10/11 MATH2431 Fourier Series, PDEs and Transforms tutor University of Leeds