Yu Xie

Yu Xie, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

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Affiliated Programs


  • PhD, Commutative Algebra (2009)
    Purdue University – West Lafayette (IN)

About Me

I received my PhD degree in mathematics in August 2009 at Purdue University. Since then I have taught a wide variety of university-level mathematics courses.

From my point of view, learning is not just a transmission of knowledge from an instructor to students. Students can learn best when they are active participants in their learning process.

I am very patient and flexible to students with different backgrounds and always try my best to engage students in my classroom.

Research Interests

My primary research interests lie in commutative algebra and its interactions with algebraic geometry. I have worked on plucker formulas, generalized Hilbert functions, and multipolicies as well as Chunovsky's conjecture. My secondary research interest focuses on the active control of beam and string systems.