Alumnus Yuan Yaxiang Won “Chen Xingshen Math Award”
The 11thNational Congress of the Chinese Mathematical Society kicked off in Chengdu City of Sichuan Province from Nov. 14 to 16. The alumnus Yuan Yaxiang graduating in 1977 from Xiangtan University won the 13th “Chen Xingshen Math Award”.
Yuan Yaxiang, a researcher of Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), now serves as chairman of the Operations Research Society of China (ORSC). He acted as vice chairman of the Chinese Mathematical Society from 2000 to 2007, and was elected a member of the Society for Industry and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Mr. Yuan enjoys international reputation for his academic achievements in research on computational methods of nonlinear optimization, and makes significant contributions to trust-region method, quasi-Newton method and nonlinear conjugate gradient method.
“Chen Xingshen Math Award”, established by the Chinese Mathematical Society in 1986, aims to encourage and reward the young and middle-aged mathematicians of outstanding academic achievements in China. The award is granted to two persons every two years.
(School of Mathematics and Computational Science)