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Prof. Chen Xiaojun
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Prof. Chen Xiaojun

Associate Director of UBDA and Chair Professor of Applied Mathematics



Professor Chen is a Chair Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She 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.

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. She was elected as a semi-plenary speaker at the 21st International Symposium on Mathematical Programming 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Professor 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 Grant 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. Professor Chen is Area Editor of Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications and serves in the editorial boards of 6 international journals including SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis and SIAM Journal on Optimization.

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Xi'an Jiaotong University

Research Interests

  • Stochastic Equilibrium Problems
  • Nonsmooth, nonconvex optimization

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