Molei Tao

Assistant Professor


Molei Tao received B.S. in Mathematics and Physics (Academic Talent Program) in 2006 from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. in Control & Dynamical Systems with a Physics minor in 2011 from Caltech. Before starting as an assistant professor in School of Mathematics at Georgia Tech, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Computing & Mathematical Sciences at Caltech from 2011 to 2012, and as a Courant Instructor at New York University from 2012 to 2014. Tao is a recipient of W.P. Carey Ph.D. Prize in Applied Mathematics (2011) and the NSF CAREER Award (2019). A main focus of his research is the analysis, simulation, and control of systems characterized by multiple scales, geometric structures, and stochasticity.