Information of Lecturers:

Liqun QI Professor Liqun QI received his B.S. in Computational Mathematics at Tsinghua University in 1968, his M.S., and Ph.D. degree in Computer Sciences at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981 and 1984 respectively. Professor Qi has taught in Tsinghua University, China, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, University of New South Wales, Australia, and The City University of Hong Kong. He is now Chair Professor of Applied Mathematics of Department of Applied Mathematics at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Professor Qi has published more than 290 research papers in international journals. He established the superlinear and quadratic convergence theory of the semismooth Newton method, and played a principal role in the development of reformulation methods in optimization. 

    Professor Qi's research work has been cited by the researchers around the world.  According to the authoritative citation database www.isihighlycited.com, he is one of the world's most highly cited 345 mathematicians. He is ranked No. 16 in H-index among 27033 authors of Control and Optimization in the world by Microsoft Academic. Professor Qi is an editor or an associate editor of ten international journals. He has chaired more than fifteen international conferences and workshops held at Australia, Italy, Hong Kong, and the Mainland China. In 2005, Professor Qi pioneered the research on eigenvalues for higher order tensors, which now has applications in biomedical engineering, statistical data analysis, spectral hypergraph theory, solid mechanics, quantum mechanics, etc. He has more than 110 papers on tensors, published or accepted for publication in international journals. His book “Tensor Analysis: Spectral Theory and Special Tensors”, will be published by SIAM in April 2017.

Ziyan LUODr. Ziyan LUO is currently an associate professor in the State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and Safety, Beijing Jiaotong University. She received her Ph.D. degree of Operations Research and Cybernetics in 2010 from Beijing Jiaotong University. She was a visiting scholar at MS&E in Stanford University from Feb. 2011 to Jan. 2012, and a visiting scholar at Department of Mathematics in National University of Singapore from Sept. 2015 to Sept. 2016. She also visited Department of Applied Mathematics at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a Research Associate of Prof. Liqun Qi. Her main research interests include semidefinite programming and its applications, sparse and low-rank optimization, complementarity problems, tensor analysis and tensor theory.

    Dr. Luo has more than 20 papers got published on several important international academic journals including SIAM J. Matrix Anal. Appl., J. Optim. Theory Appl., Linear Algebra Appl., etc. She was a coauthor of the book “Semidefinite Programming” (in Chinese) and the book “Tensor Analysis: Spectral Theory and Special Tensors” (in English). She has organized one project from National Natural Science Foundation of China, one subproject from the Key Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China, and several projects from the State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and Safety in Beijing Jiaotong University.

Jingya CHANG
Ms. Jingya CHANG received her M.S. degree from Nanjing Normal University in 2009. She has taught at Zhengzhou University. Currently, she is a Ph.D. Candidate supervised by Professor Liqun Qi at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her research interests include multilinear algebra, tensor computation, and numerical optimization. She has published two research papers in SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing and Applied Mathematics and Computation.

Hai bin CHENDr. Haibin CHEN received his B.S. degree from Department of Mathematics, Qufu Normal University in 2004. He received his M.S. degree in College of Science, Harbin Engineering University in 2006, and his Ph.D. degree in Department of Applied Mathematics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2016. He is interested in structured tensor theory and its applications, numerical optimization and its applications, and Moore-Penrose inverse of matrices.

    Dr. Chen is currently a lecturer in Qufu Normal University. He has published more than 12 papers in international journals such as Communication in Mathematical Sciences, Applied Mathematics and Computation, Operational Research Letters, Journal of Industrial Management and Optimization, Frontiers of Mathematics in China, and so on. He is organizing two projects: Natural Science Foundation of China (11601261) and Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province (ZR2016AQ12). So far, he has delivered more than 6 talks in international conferences and workshops.

Yannan chenDr. Yannan CHEN is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Applied Mathematics, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and a Postgraduate Tutor in School of Mathematics and Statistics, Zhengzhou University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computational Mathematics at Nanjing Normal University in 2013. He has taught in Nanjing Forestry University and visited Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research interests include multilinear algebra, tensor computation, numerical optimization, and applications.

    Dr. Chen has publications in several international academic journals such as SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, Journal of Scientific Computing, Mathematics of Computation, and IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. He is organizing one project from National Natural Science Foundation of China and a Foundation of Excellent Young Scholars from Zhengzhou University.

Weiyang DingDr. Weiyang DING received his B.S. degree in 2011 and his Ph.D. degree in 2016, both from School of Mathematical Sciences, Fudan University. He majors in numerical algebra and his Ph.D. supervisor is Professor Yimin Wei. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in a joint project of Professor Liqun Qi. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Iowa and the University of Macau, and a Research Assistant at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Hong Kong Baptist University. His current research interests include theory and computation of structured tensors and their applications.

     Dr. Ding has published one joint book "Theory and Computation of Tensors: Multi-dimensional Arrays" by Academic Press (Elsevier) with Professor Yimin Wei. He has six published papers in international journals, such as SIAM J. Matrix Anal. Appl., J. Sci. Comput., Numer. Linear Algebra Appl., BIT Numer. Math., Linear Algebra Appl. He achieved the 2nd Prize of the Award for Outstanding Papers from China Society for Computational Mathematics in 2015. Furthermore, one of his papers on M-tensors is in the top 1% highly cited papers of the academic field of Mathematics from Essential Science Indicators℠ and one of the 5 most highly cited papers during 2014, 2015 and up until June 2016 in Linear Algebra Appl.

Chen OUYANG
Ms. Chen OUYANG received the B.S. degree from the Central South University in 2012, and the M.S. degree from the South China Normal University in 2015. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate supervised by Professor Liqun Qi at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her research interests include algebraic graph theory, chemical graph theory, and spectral hypergraph theory. She has published one research article in an SCI journal and two research reports in arXiv.