Jianliang Qian is currently a professor in Mathematics with joint appointment in Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE) and the director of Michigan Center for Industrial and Applied Mathematics at Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, Michigan, USA. His research interests are in computational microlocal analysis and fast algorithms for wave propagation as well as interdisciplinary applications in geophysical and biomedical inverse problems.
Together with his collaborators he has developed fast algorithms for eikonal equations, high-frequency wave propagation, traveltime tomography, and domain inverse problems of potential fields. Prior to coming to MSU in 2007, he was an assistant professor of Mathematics at Wichita State University (2005-2007), an assistant professor in Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAM) at UCLA (2002-2005), and a Postdoctoral Fellow at IMA, University of Minnesota (2000-2002).
He received his PhD from Rice University in 2000. In 2017 he was awarded an Outstanding Faculty Award in recognition of outstanding contributions in scholarly research and teaching in the College of Natural Science at MSU.