Gao, David (Prof)

Position Alex Rubinov Professor of Mathematics David Gao
Office T136 (Mt Helen)
Phone +61 3 5327 9791


PhD, Tsinghua University


David Gao joined Federation University in 2010 as the Alex Rubinov Professor of Mathematics. From 1986-2009, he held research and teaching positions in many leading universities in USA, including MIT, Yale, Harvard, Univ. Michigan, and Virginia Tech. He has an unusually broad range of research interests, including nonlinear analysis and mechanics, mathematical modelling, simulation and control of complex systems, global optimisation, information technology, operations research, and computational sciences.  He has published more than 10 books and about 160 refereed papers so far (more than 50% are single authored).  Professor Gao is a founding editor for Springer book series of Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics. He serves as an associate editor for several international journals of applied maths, optimisation, solid mechanics, dynamical systems, and industrial and management engineering.

Teaching areas

  • Applied maths
  • Engineering mechanics
  • Physics
  • Optimisation and control
  • Numerical methods and scientific computation
  • Philosophy and aesthetics

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