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Ka-Kit Tung

Professor of Applied Mathematics
Adjunct Professor in Atmospheric Science


University of Washington
Department of Applied Mathematics
Box 352420
Seattle, WA 98195-2420
Phone: 206-685-3794
Fax: 206-685-1440
Office: 317 Lewis Hall
E-mail: tung@amath.washington.edu

Biographical information

Professor Tung received his baccalaureate and master's degrees at the California Institute of Technology, both in 1972, in the field of Aeronautical Engineering. He earned his doctorate degree in Applied Mathematics at Harvard University in 1977, where he also stayed on for two more years as a postdoc before moving on to MIT, first as an Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics and then as an Associate Professor. He became a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in 1985.

Professor Tung joined the Department as Professor of Applied Mathematics in late 1988 and became Department Chair in August 1993, a position he held until July 2007. He is the Chief Editor of Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society.

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