Xinfeng Liu, Ph.D.
Professor and Undergraduate Director
Department of Mathematics
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

Office: LeConte 317Q
Phone: 803-576-5849 (Office); Fax: 803-777-3783

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Research Interests

Computational Biology

    Mathematical Modeling of Cancer Stem Cells
    Mechanisms of Specificity and Fidelity in Signal Transduction
    Regulation of Spatially Localized Scaffold Proteins in MAPK Cascades
    Morphogen Gradient Formation in Developmental Biology

Numerical Partial Differential Equations

    Front Tracking Methods
    Implicit Integration Factor and ETD Methods
    Adaptive Mesh Refinement
    Scientific Computing

Computational Fluid Dynamics

    Computational Analysis of Rayleigh-Taylor Instability
    Numerical Studies of Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability

Research Grants

PI, NSF Mathematical Biology Division, DMS1853365, 2019-2022 (Co-PI: Hexin Chen).

Single PI, NSF Mathematical Biology Division, DMS1308948, 2013-2017.

Single PI, NSF Mathematical Biology Division, DMS1019544, 2010-2014.

Single PI, University of South Carolina ASPIRE I, 2013-2014.

Co-PI, South Carolina EPSCoR/IDeA GEAR program, 2011-2013.

Graduate Students

3: Shuang Liu, 2015-2019
First Position After Graduation: Postdoc at Los Alamos National Lab

2: Sameed Ahmed, 2012-2018
First Position After Graduation: Postdoc at University of Waterloo (Canada)

1: Kanadpriya Basu, 2006-2012
First Position After Graduation: Lecturer at University of North Texas

Editorial Board

Editor of Cogent Mathematics

Associate Editor of Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering

Academic Experience

Department of Mathematics, University of South Carolina, SC, USA
Professor, January 2018---
Associate Professor, August 2013-December 2017
Assistant Professor, August 2009-August 2013

Department of Mathematics, University of California at Irvine, CA, USA
Visiting Assistant Professor, July 2006-July 2009. Mentor: Professor Qing Nie


Ph.D., May 2006, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, SUNY at Stony Brook, New York, USA
Turbulent mixing with scale breaking phenomena
Advisor: Professor James Glimm

M.S., May 1999,
Department of Applied Mathematics, Southeast University, Nanjing, China
Thesis: The critical exponent of doubly singular parabolic equations
Advisor: Professor Mingxin Wang

B.S., May 1997, Department of Mathematics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China