Yunan Yang joined the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU, in 2018 as a Courant Instructor after earning her PhD in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin, supervised by Bjorn Engquist. Her dissertation was interdisciplinary research between numerical analysis and geophysics, mainly focusing on analyzing and applying optimal transport and inverse problems. In the year 2019, Yunan was honored as one of thirty-two "Rising Stars in Computational and Data Sciences" from a strong pool of nominations by Oden Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. She was a selected participant of the 7th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) in Heidelberg, Germany. Yunan received First Place in the 19th IMA Leslie Fox Prize in numerical analysts. Yunan Yang is expected to join the Department of Mathematics at Cornell University in July 2023 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor after her time as an Advanced Fellow at the Institute for Theoretical Studies, ETH Zurich.