Joey Huang

Mathematician

Year Age
1970 0
  • (Mar20) Born in Taichung, Taiwan.
  • 1985 15
  • Studied "Introduction to Calculus" by Ming-Chang Kang.
  • Knew how to prove the orbit a body followed under an inverse square force is an ellipse. Impressed by the beauty of Newton's dynamical system.
  • Tried to study Einstein's relativity.
  • 1988 18
  • Studied in Department of Mathematics, National Taiwan University.
  • 1992 22
  • Studied in Graduate School of Mathematics, NTU. Majored in differential geometry.
  • 1993 23
  • (Jul16) Joined the Army.
  • 1995 25
  • (May31) Discharged from the Army.
  • (Aug05) Moved to New York City.
  • Studied in Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.
  • (Sep) Number one in Written Examination. Got teaching assistantship.
  • 1996 26
  • Worked with Michael J. Shelley.
  • 1997 27
  • Passed Oral Examination.
  • Told Shelley the idea of a moving curveball... "That's very interesting... write down the equations."
  • Advised by Shelley to work on a falling slender body but insisted to work on the moving curveball first.
  • 1998 28 
  • Successfully rewrote the dynamics of a moving curveball in 2D space in free moving coordinates.
  • Worked on the dynamics of slender bodies in Stokes flow.
  • (Aug) Visited Sir Isaac Newton in Westminster Abbey, London.
  • Achieved a curveball in numerical simulations.
  • 1999 29
  • (Sep) Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics. Dissertation: Theory and Numerical Simulations of Slender-Body Dynamics in 3D Stokes Flow. Advisor: Michael J. Shelley.
  • Worked in Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee as a Research Associate.
  • 2000 30
  • (Jan06) Recommended by David Cai, submitted the paper "Aerodynamics of a Curveball in 2D Navier-Stokes Flow" to Physical Review Letter. (Feb 14) Reply from Referee A. (Mar 20) Rejected by PRL.
  • (Apr17) Visited Taiwan and gave a talk in Academia Sinica.
  • (May18) Gave a talk in "Y2k International Conference on Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations" (Kennesaw State University, Georgia).
  • (May25) Gave a talk in "3rd International Conference on Advances in Fluid Mechanics" (Montréal, Québec).
  • (Jul10) Gave a talk in "2000 SIAM Annual Meeting" (San Juan, Puerto Rico).
  • (Jul17) Appealed for the paper "Aerodynamics of a Curveball in 2D Navier-Stokes Flow".
  • (Aug08) Gave a talk in "Mathematical Challenges of the 21st Century" with 8 Fields Medalists (Los Angeles, California).
  • (Aug15) Reject was maintained for "Aerodynamics of a Curveball in 2D Navier-Stokes Flow".
  • (Sep20) Submitted "Aerodynamics of a Curveball in 2D Navier-Stokes Flow" to Physics of Fluids.
  • (Oct) Worked on the Oscillations of a Falling Slender Body in Viscous Flow.
  • (Oct12) Visited NYU. Gave a talk in Applied Math Lab Seminar.
  • 2001 31
  • (Feb) The paper "Moving Coordinates Methods and Applications to the Oscillations of a Falling Slender Body" was accepted by "6th International Conference on Computational Modeling of Free and Moving Boundary Problems" (Lemnos, Greece).
  • (Feb08) Submitted the paper "Dynamics of a Falling Slender Body" to Physical Review Letter.
  • (Feb27) Got the offer from SAC Capital Management, LLC.
  • (Feb27) "Aerodynamics of a Curveball in 2D Navier-Stokes Flow" was rejected by Phys. Fluid.
  • (Mar13) "Dynamics of a Falling Slender Body" was rejected by PRL.
  • (Apr02) Emailed the Godfather of Applied Math on the last day as a professional mathematician.
  • (Apr02) Quit Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
  • (Apr09) Joined SAC Capital Management, LLC as a Senior Research Scientist.
  • (Apr20) Met Ms. Julie Delpy, a talented actress/director who loves mathematics, in The Avignon/New York Film Festivals.
  • (Jul11) Gave a talk in "2001 SIAM Annual Meeting" (San Diego, California).
  • 2002 32
  • (Jan) Visiting Member of Courant Institute, NYU.
  • 2003 33
  • (Apr22) Gave a talk in Charles Peskin's Mostly Biomathematics Lunchtime Seminar.
  • (Jun17) Gave a talk in "First Joint Meeting of CAIMS & SIAM" (Montréal, Québec).
  • 2006 36 (omitted)
     
     
     
    Publications
     
     
     
    Conferences and Seminars
    Conference Time Place Title of the Talk
    The Joint Australia-Taiwan Workshop on Analysis and Applications April 15 - 20, 2000 Taipei, Taiwan The Interactions between Slender or Rigid Bodies and Fluids
    Y2k International Conference on Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations May 18 - 21, 2000 Kennesaw, Georgia Aerodynamics of a Moving Curve Ball in Navier-Stokes Flow
    3rd International Conference on Advances in Fluid Mechanics May 24 - 26, 2000 Montréal, Québec Aerodynamics of a Curveball in Newtonian Flow
    2000 SIAM Annual Meeting July 10 - 14, 2000 Rio Grande, Puerto Rico Aerodynamics of a Moving Curveball in Navier-Stokes Flow
    Mathematical Challenges of the 21st Century (including eight Fields Medalists) August 7 - 12, 2000 Los Angeles, California Aerodynamics of a Moving Curveball in Navier-Stokes Flow
    Applied Math Lab Seminar October 12, 2000 New York, New York Aerodynamics of a Curveball and a Falling Slender Body
    6th International Conference on Computational Modeling of Free and Moving Boundary Problems May 9 - 11, 2001 Lemnos, Greece Moving Coordinates Methods and Applications to the Oscillations of a Falling Slender Body
    2001 SIAM Annual Meeting July 9 - 13, 2001 San Diego, California The Oscillations of a Falling Slender Body
    Mostly Biomathematics Lunchtime Seminar April 22, 2003 New York, New York High Reynolds Number Aerodynamics of a Freely Rotating Cylinder in Navier-Stokes Flow
    First Joint Meeting of CAIMS & SIAM June 16-20, 2003 Montréal, Québec The Curved-Path of a Free Rotating Cylinder in Viscous Flow and the Anti-Magnus Effect
     
     
     
    Research
     
    Aerodynamics of a Curveball in Navier-Stokes Flow
     
    Oscillations of a Falling Slender Body in Viscous Flow
     
     
     
    Links
     
    Mathematical Challenges of the 21st Century
     
    Weekly Science Update - Curve Balls
     
    Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
     
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
     
    Wessex Institute of Technology
     
    Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
     
    Westminster Abbey, London
     
    Dept. of Math, National Taiwan University