About me

I am an assistant research fellow in the Institute of Physics in Academia Sinica, Taiwan.  I was a postdoc in the Department of Physics and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, in the theoretical physics research group of Nigel Goldenfeld

In my physics research, I have shown that the laminar-turbulent transition is connected with directed percolation and extreme value statistics.  In my biology research, I use stochastic methods to model rapid evolution and spatial structure in microbe-virus ecosystems.  More generally, I am interested in applications of statistical mechanics to biology, ecology and non-equilibrium physical systems such as fluid turbulence.

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       Hong-Yan Shih
        Institute of Physics
        Academia Sinica
        128 Academia Road, Section 2
        Nankang, Taipei 11529