Ray Qu 瞿锐

Ray Qu 瞿锐

Ph.D. Student in Computational and Applied Mathematics

Rice University CMOR


Welcome! I’m a third-year Ph.D. student, advised by Dr. Jesse Chan, in the Department of Computational Applied Mathematics & Operations Research at Rice University. My research interests include mathematical physics and numerical methods for PDEs, and I’m currently working on entropy stable reduced order modeling (ES-ROM) of nonlinear conservation laws using DG methods.

Outside of Rice, I spend 2024 summer in the Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics Group (T-5), Los Alamos National Laboratory, applying model order reduction to uncertain quantification (UQ) problems in stochastic PDE systems.

I received my Bachelor of Science in both Mathematics and Statistics with Highest Distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My undergraduate research, mentored by Dr. Pedro Sáenz and assisted by Dr. Rodolfo Rosales, was on active spinwaves in hydrodynamics spin lattices (HSLs).

  • Reduced Order Modeling
  • Numerical Methods for PDEs
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Ph.D. in Computational and Applied Mathematics, 2027 (expected)

    Rice University

  • B.S. in Statistics and Analytics; B.S. in Mathematics, 2021

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Graduate Research Assistant
January 2023 – Present Houston, TX
Extending reduced order modeling of nonlinear conservation laws from finite volume methods to discontinuous Galerkin methods with new hyper reduction techniques.
Undergraduate & Postbaccalaureate Research Assistant
October 2019 – August 2022 Chapel Hill, NC
Studied active spinwaves in hydrodymanic spin lattices (HSLs) with theoretical development and numerical experiments.


RTG in Numerical Mathematics & Scientific Computing (NASC)
2023-2024, Rice CMOR Grad Seminar Chair
CMOR 527 Discontinous Galerkin methods (SP 24, Grader)
CMOR 302 Matrix Analysis (FA 23, Teaching Assistant)
CAAM 382 Stochastic Models (SP 23, Grader)
CAAM 378 Intro to OR and Optimization (FA 22, Grader)


2024 MORe Participation Support
2024 Alan Weiser Memorial Travel Award
2021 UNC Summer Graduation Scholarship

Conference and Talks

Upcoming: July 2024, Vancouver, Canada: WCCM-PANCM
Apr 2024, Houston, TX: RTG-NASC Ranch Retreat (talk)
Mar 2024, Houston, TX: Finite Element Rodeo (talk, photo, news)
Feb 2024, Houston, TX: CMOR Grad Seminar (talk)
Nov 2023, Lafayette, LA: SIAM TX-LA 6th Annual Meeting (poster)
Oct 2023, Houston, TX: RTG-NASC Annual Workshop (poster)
Mar 2023, College Station, TX: Finite Element Rodeo (attendee)
Nov 2022, Houston, TX: SIAM TX-LA 5th Annual Meeting (attendee)

Recent Publications

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  • Ray.Qu@rice.edu
  • Duncan Hall 2118, 6100 Main St. -MS 134, Houston, TX 77005
  • My office (#2118) is located on the second floor of Anne and Charles Duncan Hall.
  • No office hour is scheduled at this time.
    It is always welcome to stop by.