Sun-Yung Alice Chang
|Sun-Yung Alice Chang|
Sun-Yung Alice Chang at Oberwolfach 2009
|Other names||Alice Chang|
|Alma mater||B.S., National Taiwan University, 1970; PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1974|
|Employer||University of California, Los Angeles 1980, Princeton University 1998-|
Sun-Yung Alice Chang (1948- ) is a Chinese American mathematician specializing in aspects of mathematical analysis ranging from harmonic analysis and partial differential equations to differential geometry. She is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University.
Chang was born in Xian, China in 1948. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1970 from National Taiwan University, and her doctorate in 1974 from the University of California, Berkeley. At Berkeley, Chang wrote her thesis on the study of bounded analytic functions. Chang became a full professor at UCLA in 1980, moving to Princeton in 1998. 
Career and Research
Chang’s research interests include the study of geometric types of nonlinear partial differential equations and problems in isospectral geometry. Working with her husband Paul Yang and others, she produced contributions to differential equations in relation to geometry and topology.
She teaches at Princeton University as of 1998. Before that, she held visiting positions at University of California-Berkeley; Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.; and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland. She will be serving at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology as visiting professor in 2015.
Service and honors
- Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, 1979-1981
- Invited Speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Berkeley, 1986 
- Vice president of the American Mathematical Society, 1989-1991
- Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics of the American Mathematical Society, 1995 
- Guggenheim Fellowship, 1998 
- Plenary Speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Beijing, 2002
- Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2008 
- Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, 2009 
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