I am a Hedrick Assistant Professor at UCLA department of mathematics.

I work in the fields of probability, combinatorics, dynamical systems, and distributed algorithms.

I am interested in understanding emergent behavior of complex dynamical systems through concrete mathematical models and finding algorithmic applications. Some of my current projects are on developing new methods for network and streaming data analysis.

I earned a Ph.D in mathematics at the Ohio State University in 2018. My thesis is on “Combinatorial and probabilistic aspects of coupled oscillators“. David Sivakoff was my thesis advisor.

I earned my B.S. in mathematics at Seoul National University in South Korea.

Here is my CV_lyu. Check out my research statement_Lyu and teaching_statement_Lyu.

Here are slides for my dissertation talk: thesis_talk.

My collaborators are Janko Gravner, Lionel Levine, John Pike, Facudo Memoli, Matthew Junge, Eric Foxall, Michael Damron, Pasha Pylyavskyy, Arnab Sen, Tobias Johnson, Atsuo Kuniba, Masato Okado, Deanna Needell, Laura Balzano, Igor Pak and Sam Dittmer.