Academic Staff

Assistant Professor

Dr. Zhang Zaikun

Assistant Professor

TU824, Yip Kit Chuen Bldg.

2766 4592

Personal Website

  • BSc, Jilin University, 2007
  • PhD, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2012


Research Interests
  • Theory and algorithms of mathematical optimization


Selected Publications
  • X. Chen, C. T. Kelley, F. Xu, Z. Zhang, A smoothing direct search method for Monte Carlo-based bound constrained composite nonsmooth optimization, to appear in SIAM J. Sci. Comput.
  • S. Gratton, C. W. Royer, L. N. Vicente, Z. Zhang, Complexity and global rates of trust-region methods based on probabilistic models, to appear in IMA J. Numer. Anal.
  • M. Dodangeh, L. N. Vicente, Z. Zhang, On the optimal order of worst case complexity of direct search, Optim. Lett., 10(4): 699–708, 2016
  • S. Gratton, C. W. Royer, L. N. Vicente, Z. Zhang, Direct search based on probabilistic descent, SIAM J. Optim., 25(3): 1515–1541, 2015
  • Z. Zhang, Sobolev seminorm of quadratic functions with applications to derivative-free optimization, Math. Program., 146(1–2): 77–96, 2014

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