Vera Mikyoung Hur

 Vera Mikyoung Hur

Contact Information

Department of Mathematics
269 Altgeld Hall
1409 W Green Street (MC-382)
Urbana, IL 61801
Associate Chair for Faculty, Associate Professor and Philippe Tondeur Scholar
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Vera Mikyoung Hur is an Associate Professor and the Philippe Tondeur Scholar in Mathematics. She is Associate Chair for Faculty. She is the Brad and Karen Smith Professorial Scholar of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and a faculty affiliate of the Computational Science and Engineering program. She completed her PhD at Brown University in 2006, and was a CLE Moore Instructor at MIT in 2006-2009. She was a Visiting Professor at Brown University in 2016-2017. 

Research Interests

  • Differential Equations and Applied Mathematics

Research Description

Professor Hur puts together rigorous analysis, numerical computation, and modeling to address issues in the mathematical aspects of water waves: particularly, global regularity versus finite time singularities; the existence of traveling waves and their characterization; the stability and instability of traveling waves. Her projects emphasize large scale dynamics and genuinely nonlinear behaviors, such as breaking and peaking. 

Distinctions / Awards

  • Brad and Karen Smith Professorial Scholar, LAS, 2018
  • Philippe Tondeur Scholar in Mathematics, 2016
  • Simons Fellow in Mathematics, 2016
  • Invited Plenary Hour Address, AMS Sectional Meeting, 2015
  • Beckman Fellow, Center for Advanced Study, 2014
  • Arnold O. Beckman Research Award, University of Illinois, 2014, 2016
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2014
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 2012