XTU Alumnus Yuan Yaxiang Awarded SIAM Prize
The SIAM Annual Meeting is held in Pittsburgh between July 10 and 14. Academician Yuan Yaxiang, an XTU alumnus enrolled in 1977, was awarded the SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession.
The prize is awarded to the mathematicians who make remarkable contributions to the applied mathematics development. Since 1986, a total of 18 mathematicians won the honor. Yuan is the only Chinese winner of the prize.
Yuan got his bachelor’s degree from the Mathematics Department of XTU, and doctor’s degree from University of Cambridge. He is now an academician of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS). He has won second prize of the National Natural Science Award, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) Prize for Mathematics, and the Feng Kang Prize for Scientific Computing. He lectured at the International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM), and delivered a 45-minute report at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM).
He has assumed several academic titles, including SIAM member (2011); American Mathematics Society (AMS) member (2012); TWAS academician (2014); corresponding member of the Brazilian Academy of Science (2014); Chinese Mathematics Society President (2015); China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) Vice President (2016); and, ICIAM Chairman (2017).
For years, Yuan has been engaged in China’s industrial and applied mathematics research, and played an important role in this field. He has held the posts of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) Vice President; Asia-Pacific Operational Research Society (APORS) President; Operations Research Society of China (ORS) President; the China Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (CSIAM) Vice President (3rd and 4th sessions); and, ICIAM 2015 Scientific Program Committee member.