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Prof Chen Xiaojun, Chair Professor of Applied Mathematics Conferred SIAM Fellowship 2021

8 Apr 2021

Congratulations to Professor Xiaojun Chen, Chair Professor of the Department of Applied Mathematics (AMA) at PolyU who is named 2021 Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in recognition of her contributions to optimization, stochastic variational inequalities, and nonsmooth analysis.

Professor Chen has an excellent track record in academic research and research leadership. She has published over 80 research papers in top journals of applied mathematics. She was invited to give plenary and semi-plenary talks at many international conferences in the USA, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia. She was elected as a semi-plenary speaker at the 21st International Symposium on Mathematical Programming 2012 in Berlin, Germany.  This is the flagship event of the Mathematical Optimization Society held every three years. Prof. Chen has won 20 grants as a principal investigator from Australian Research Council, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council.


Professor Chen has made a highly significant contribution to the promotion and maintenance of high professional standards in mathematical research in PolyU as Head of AMA (until June 2019) and the Director of University Research Facility in Big Data Analytics at PolyU and Co-Director of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science (AMSS) and PolyU Joint Laboratory of Applied Mathematics. 


Prof. Chen serves in the editorial boards of 8 international journals including SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis and SIAM Journal on Optimization.


About SIAM and SIAM Fellowship

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is an international community of over 14,000 individual members. Almost 500 academic, manufacturing, research and development, service and consulting organizations, government, and military organizations worldwide are institutional members. SIAM was incorporated in 1952 as a nonprofit organization to convey useful mathematical knowledge to other professionals who could implement mathematical theory for practical, industrial, or scientific use.

The SIAM Fellowship recognizes members for their exemplary research as well as outstanding service to the community. Through their contributions, SIAM Fellows help advance the fields of applied mathematics and computational science. SIAM Fellow is an honorific title for life, and all Fellows will be listed on the SIAM website.

For the full list of 2021 SIAM Fellow Class, please visit





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