Ching-Yao Lai

Geophysics, climate science and ice shelves
Assistant Professor of Geosciences and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Ching-Yao Lai is an assistant professor in Geosciences and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. She specializes in geophysics and climate science using mathematical models, laboratory experiments, machine-learning and simulations to explore how fluid flows, deformable structures, crack and interfacial flows interact. Her recent work combines deep-learning and physics-based models to predict the disintegration of ice shelves in a warming climate.