Chuulian TerngProfessor, Mathematics 

Research Interests 
differential geometry, partial differential equations, and integrable systems  
URL  math.uci.edu/~cterng  
Academic Distinctions 
Alfred P. Sloan fellowship 19801982 Humboldt Senior Scientist Award 1996 UCI Advance Chair 20042009 AMS Invited Hour Lecture, Summer Meeting 1984 AMS Invited Hour Lecture, Joint Mathematics Societies Annual Meeting, 1999 AWMMAA Invited Hour Lecture, Summer 1999 Invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians, Madrid 2006 AMSMAA Invited Hour Lecture, Joint Mathematics Societies Annual Meeting, 2011 

Appointments 
2004 : Professor, UC Irvine 198604 : Professor, Northeastern University 198286: Associate Professor, Northeastern University 197882: Assistant Professor, Princeton University. 197678: Lecturer, UC Berkeley. 197980: Member of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). 198182: Member of MaxPlanck Instititute at Bonn. 199798: Member of IAS at Princeton. 2004 S: Research Professor at MSRI, Berkeley Editorial Boards The Transactions of AMS (19972001) Taiwanese Journal of Mathematics (19982008) Communications of Analysis and Geometry (1999 ) The Proceedings of AMS (2006 ) Journal of Fixed Point Theory and its Applications (2011) Other Professional Appointments 198689 AMS Council MemberatLarge 198689 Member of NSF Advisory Panel for Mathematics 199597 President of the Association for Women Mathematicians 19982001 Member of the Steering Committee for the IAS Summer Institute at Park City 19982001 Advisory board of the Mathematics Institute of the Academia Sinica in Taiwan 19982001 Advisory board of the Center for Theoretical Science in Taiwan 20032005 Committee on Committees of AMS 200306 Scientific Advisory Committee of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, CA 19942010 Coorganizer of the IAS Mentoring Program for Women Mathematicians 

Research Abstract 
My research areas are differential geometry and integrable systems. In particular, I am interested in (1) completely integrable Hamiltonian PDEs and their relations to differential geometry, (2) geometry and topology of submanifolds in symmetric spaces, (3) geometry of isometric actions. 

Publications  (with Richard Palais) Critical Point Theory and Submanifold Geometry, Lecture Notes in Mathematics, vol. 1353, SpringerVerlag, NY. 1988  
Convexity theorem for infinite dimensional isoparametric submanifolds, Invent. Math. 112, 922, 1993  
(with G. Thorbergsson) Submanifold Geometry in Symmetric spaces, J. Differential Geometry, 42 (1995) 665718  
(with G. Thorbergsson) Taut immersions in a complete Riemannian manifold, Tight and Taut immersions, MSRI Publications 32(1997), 181228  
Solitons and Differential Geometry, J. Differential Geometry 45(1997) 407445  
(with K. Uhlenbeck) Poisson actions and scattering theory for integrable systems, Surveys in Differential Geometry: Integrable Systems, 4(1999), 315402  
(with K. Uhlenbeck) Backlund transformations and loop group actions, Comm. Pure Appl. Math. 53 (2000) 175,  
(with K. Uhlenbeck) Geometry of solitons, Notices of AMS, 47(2000), 1725  
(with M. Brueck, X. Du, J. Park) Submanifold geometry of real Grassmannian systems, Memoirs of the AMS, vol 155 (2002)  
(with B. Dai and K. Uhlenbeck, K), On the spacetime monopole equations, Surv. Differ. Geom. (10) 2006, 130  
(with B. Dai) Baecklund transformations Ward solitons, and unitons. J. Differential Geom. 75 (2007), no. 1, 57108  
(with X. Liu) The mean curvature flow on isoparametric submanifolds, Duke Math. J. 147 (2009), 157179  
Geometries and symmetries of soliton equations and integrable elliptic systems, Advanced Lectures in Mathematics 13 (2010), 301358  
Professional Society 
AMS, MAA, AWM 

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Last updated  02/16/2012  