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Chair Professor Chen Xiaojun Conferred AMS Fellowship 2023

10 Nov 2022

Congratulations to Chair Professor Xiaojun Chen of the Department of Applied Mathematics who is elected as 2023 Class of Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) in recognition of her contributions to mathematical optimization, stochastic variational inequalities, and the analysis of nondifferentiable functions. The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society programme recognises members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilisation of mathematics.

Professor Chen has an excellent track record in academic research and research leadership. She has published over 90 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 over 20 grants as a principal investigator (PI) from Australian Research Council, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council. In 2022, she received a RGC Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) as the Projector Coordinator, a CAS-Croucher Funding Scheme grant as a PI and a RGC/NSFC Joint Research grant as a PI.

Professor Chen is elected as 2021 Class of  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 made a highly significant contribution to the promotion and maintenance of high professional standards in mathematical research in PolyU as Head of AMA (July 2013 - 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. 

Professor Chen serves as Area Editor/Associate Editor of 7 SCI journals including SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis and SIAM Journal on Optimization.

About the American Mathematical Society (AMS)

The AMS, founded in 1888 to further the interests of mathematical research and scholarship, serves the national and international community through its publications, meetings, advocacy and other programs, which promote mathematical research, its communication and uses, encourage and promote the transmission of mathematical understanding and skills, support mathematical education at all levels, advance the status of the profession of mathematics, encouraging and facilitating full participation of all individuals, foster an awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life.

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