YUAN Yaxiang, Professor at the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He graduated from Xiangtan University in 1981, obtained Ph.D. from University of Cambridge in 1986.
He was the Director of Institute of Computational Math. of CAS (1995-2006). Director of State Key Laboratory of Scientific and Engineering Computing (1997-2005). Vice President of Academy of Math, and Systems Science of CAS (1998-2006).
He won numerous awards, including Fox Prize (1985, London), Young Scientist Award of China (1996, Beijing). Second Prize of National Natural Science Award (2006, Beijing), S.S. Chern Award of Chinese Mathematical Society (2011), the TWAS prize in mathematics (2014) and the Su Buqing Prize of China SIAM (2016).
He gave a Plenary Lectures at the ICIAM 1999, and an invited lecture at the ICM-2014. He was elected as an academician of CAS in 2011. Fellow of SIAM (2011), Fellow of AMS (2012), Corresponding Member of Brazilian Academy of Science (2014), and Fellow of TWAS (2015).
Currently, he is President of Chinese Mathematical Society, editor-in-chief of “Science China: Mathematics" and editor-in-chief of "Journal of the OR Society of China”.