# Chun-Kai Kevin Chien

**Email:**
ckchien(at)uw(dot)edu

**Office:**
Padelford C−114

**Office Hours:**
By appointment.

University of Washington

Department of Mathematics

Box 354350

Seattle, WA 98195-4350

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mathematics at UW, advised by Gunther Uhlmann. In the Fall of 2021, I was in residence at IPAM.

Previously, I received my A.B. in Mathematics from Princeton, under the supervision of
Paul C. Yang.

### Research

My interests lie in geometric analysis, specifically geometric inverse problems.

### Mentoring

I have run reading courses via the Washington Directed Reading Program; previous topics covered Fourier analysis and calculus of variations. If you have a topic you'd like to learn more about, please contact me!

For AY 2020-2021, I was also the graduate student mentor for the Washington Experimental Math Lab project on inelastic billiards.

### Teaching

I was the instructor for:

Math 224 (Advanced Multivariable Calculus), Summer 2019-2022/Fall 2020/Winter 2022/Spring 2020-2022.

I was a TA for:

Math 544 (Topological Manifolds), Fall 2019;

Math 207 (Introduction to Differential Equations), Winter 2021;

Math 126 (Calculus III), Summer 2018/Spring 2019;

Math 125 (Calculus II), Fall 2017/Winter 2018-2020;

Math 111 (Algebra w. Applications), Fall 2018.

### Other

Away from math, I am an active classical pianist and completed the Program in Music Performance at Princeton in 2017.

Some of my solo and chamber music playing can be found on YouTube and Soundcloud.

*Updated November 2022.*