Visiting Professor

Dr. Hu’s current research mainly focuses on: (1) Control and estimation of partial differential equations; (2) Optimal control of transport and mixing via fluid flows; (3) Well-posedness and long-time behavior of mathematical fluid dynamics; (4) Data-driven control and estimation for network dynamics; (5) Computational methods for control designs and model reduction.

Dr. Hu is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Georgia.

She obtained her PhD degree in Applied Mathematics from Virginia Tech in 2012. Thereafter she held an NTT assistant professorship at the University of Southern California from 2012 to 2015, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), University of Minnesota, on the program "Control Theory and its Applications" from 2015 to 2016. Prior to joining the University of Georgia in 2019, Dr. Hu held a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the Oklahoma State University from 2016 to 2019.

She is visiting the Chair of Computational Mathematics at the ERC- DyCon Project led by Prof. Enrique Zuazua (FAUUniversity of Deusto, UAM) at DeustoCCM -Deusto Foundation/University of Deusto.

  • PhD (2012) Mathematics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
  • Master degree (2011). Mathematics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
  • Systems Engineering (2007). Beijing Institute of Information and Control, Beijing, China
  • Bachelor degree in Mathematics (2003). Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, China.

Previos Publications
-W. Hu, M. A. Demetriou, X. Tian, N. A. Gatsonis, Hybrid Domain Decomposition Filters for Advection-Diffusion PDEs with Mobile Sensors, Automatica, to appear.
-K. Huhtala, L. Paunonen, and W. Hu, Robust Output Regulation of the Linearized Boussinesq Equations with Boundary Control and Observation, Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems, published on 08 December 2021,
-C.He, W.Hu and L.Mu, Optimal Control of Convection-Cooling via Flow Advection and Numerical Implementation, Computers and Mathematics with Applications, 92 (2021), 48-61.
-W. Hu and J. Liu, Optimal Bilinear Control of a Reparable Multi-State System, International Journal of Control.
-W. Gong, W. Hu, M. Mateos, J. Singler, and Y. Zhang*, Analysis of an hybridizable discontin- uous Galerkin scheme for the tangential control of the Stokes system, ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis, 54(2020), 2229–2264. DOI: 10.1051/m2an/2020015.
-Y. Dai*, W. Hu, J. Wu and B. Xiao*, The Littlewood-Paley Decomposition for Periodic Func- tions and Applications to the Boussinesq Equations, Analysis and Applications, 18 (4), 2020, 639–682.
-W.Hu, J.Shen*, J.Singler, Y.Zhang*, and X.Zheng, A Superconvergent Hybridizable Dis- continuous Galerkin Method for Dirichlet Boundary Control of Elliptic PDEs, Numerische Mathematik, 144(2), 375–411, 2020.
-W. Hu and J. Wu, An Approximating Approach for Boundary Control of Optimal Mixing via Navier-Stokes Flows, Journal of Differential Equations, 267(10), 2019, 5809–5850.
-W.Hu and J.Wu, Boundary Control for Optimal Mixing via Navier-Stokes Flows, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 56(4), 2018, 2768–2801.
-W.Hu, An Approximating Control Design for Optimal Mixing by Stokes Flows, Applied Mathematics & Optimization, 82, 2020, 471–498. 4.

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