Ka-Kit Tung

Professor, Applied Mathematics


B.S., Engineering Science, California Institute of Technology; M.S., Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Harvard University.


Professor Tung's current research is in time-series data analysis, in particular the analysis of past and present climate data to understand the factors that are responsible for the observed variation. 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. Professor Tung joined the Department in late 1988 and became Department Chair in August 1993, a position he held until July 2007. He teaches courses on Mathematical Modeling, Partial Differential Equations and Investment Science. His research on climate data analysis is supported by NSF and NASA. He is the Chief Editor of Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, and also serves as an Editor of Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems.