Tony chan

Professor, Applied Mathematics and Computational Science 

Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division


Education Profile

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Stanford University, United States, 1978
  • M.S. (Aeronautics), Caltech, United States, 1973
  • B.S. (Engineering, Honors), Caltech, United States, 1973.

Research Interests

​Dr. Tony F. Chan is the third president of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). He joined KAUST as president on September 1, 2018, after nearly a decade as president of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Dr. Chan's professional field is computational mathematics, with interests including image processing and computer vision, physical circuit design and computational brain mapping. He has been one of the most cited mathematicians in the world and published over 200 refereed papers.

Selected Publications

  • T.F. Chan, Domain Decomposition Methods. Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Domain Decompositional Methods, UCLA, January 1988. Editor. (Co-editors: Glowinski, Periaux, Widlund). SIAM, Philadelphia, 1989, BOOK.
  • T.F. Chan, Domain Decomposition Methods. Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Domain Decomposition Methods, Houston, March 1989. Editor (co-editors: Glowinski, Periaux, Widlund), SIAM Philadelphia, 1990, BOOK.
  • T.F Chan, Domain Decomposition Methods. Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Domain Decomposition Methods, , VA, May 1991. Editor (co-editors: Keyes, Meurant, Scroggs, Voigt), SIAM, Philadelphia, 1991, BOOK.
  • T.F. Chan, Zhong-Ci Shi, Proceedings of International Conference on Scientific Computing, , China, Aug. 20-23, 1991. World Scientific, 1992, BOOK.
  • R. Barnett, T.F. Chan, et al, Templates for the solution of linear systems: Building blocks for iterative methods. SIAM, Philadelphia, 1994, BOOK.
  • R.H. Chan, T. F. Chan, G. Golub, Iterative Methods in Scientific Computing. Springer-Verlag, Singapore,1997, BOOK.
  • T.F. Chan, Y. Huang, T Tang, J. Xu, L. Ying, Recent Progress in Computational and Applied . Proceedings for the International Conference of title held in Zhangjiajie, China. Kluwer Academic Press, 2001, BOOK.
  • T.F. Chan, J. Shen, Image Processing and Analysis: Variational, PDE, Wavelet, and Stochastic Methods. SIAM, Philadelphia. (Among top ten of SIAM, according to the sales data of both 2006 and 2007), 2005, 400, BOOK.
  • X.-C. Tai, Lie, T.F. Chan, S. Osher, Image Processing based on Partial Differential Equations, "Mathematics and Visualization”. Springer, Heidelberg, 2007, BOOK.
  • H.M. Zhou, T. Chan, J. Shell, A quick tour of wavelets and PDE techniques in image processing. Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science, 10031-10047, 2009. BOOK.
  • R.H. Chan, T.F. Chan, Z.W. Shen (eds.)' Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis, Issue 1. Special Issue on Mathematical Imaging, 23, 2007, 1-151, BOOK. 12. Chan R; Chan, T; Yip, A, Numerical methods and applications in total variation image restoration, Handbook of Mathematical Methods in Imaging, 1059-1094. Springer New York 2011. BOOK.