Wenjun Zhao


    LFZ Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

    Division of applied mathematics

    Brown University


182 George Street, Room 219, Providence, RI 02906


About me

I am an LFZ Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University, and currently I work with Professor Björn Sandstede. Prior to Brown, I received a B.Sc. degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2016, and a Ph.D. from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University in 2021. My PhD advisor is Professor Esteban G. Tabak.

From 2024-2025 I will be a postdoc at the University of British Columbia, associated with the Kantorovich Initiative, thanks to the PIMS-Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship. In 2025, I will join Wake Forest University as a tenure-track assistant professor of mathematics.

My research interests include optimal transport and its applications in statistics and computational biology. Besides research, I am passionate about teaching and outreach activities. I am honored to receive the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching from Brown.