Prof Jin Xiaoqing has been elected president of the East Asia Section of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics|
Prof Jin Xiaoqing, a distinguished professor from the Department of
Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau (UM), has
been elected president of the East Asia
Section of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (EASIAM), for a two-year
term starting from 1 January 2017. As a leading figure in the mathematics field
in Macao, Prof Jin has spared no effort to promote the development of applied
mathematics in Macao. The appointment of Prof Jin as EASIAM president shows
international recognition of Macao’s leading position in the field.
Besides teaching and research work, Prof Jin has being serving as the
editor of five mathematical journals. He has also served as the head of the Department
of Mathematics of UM, a council member of the China Society for Industrial and
Applied Mathematics, a board member of the China Society for Computational
Mathematics, and an executive member and the vice president of the EASIAM. In
addition, Prof Jin received the second prize of the First UM Research Award in
2001 and jointly received the second prize of the Macao Natural Science Award
in 2016 with Prof Vong Seak Weng and Prof Cheng Che Man.
In 2014, the Macau Mathematical Society was established under the
leadership of Prof Jin, with the aim of promoting mathematics education and
strengthening communication between mathematicians in Macao and other parts of
the world. The establishment of the society laid the groundwork for further development
of mathematics in Macao.
The EASIAM was initiated in 1998 by the notable mathematician Gilbert Strang,
who was the former president of the Society for Industrial and Applied
Mathematics, a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences, and a
professor from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Founded in 2001, the EASIAM
has organised annual academic conferences in different countries and regions in
East Asia. The 11th EASIAM annual
conference was held at UM last year. The event attracted more than 150
mathematicians and scholars from over ten countries and regions.
Former presidents of the EASIAM were all well-known mathematicians,
including Prof Shi Zhongci, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Prof Tang
Tao, former vice president of Hong Kong Baptist University; Prof Sheen Dong Woo,
a chair professor of Seoul National University and vice president of the Korean
Society for Computational Sciences and Engineering; and Prof Lai Ming-Chih, a chair
professor of Chiao Tung University in Taiwan.
Source: Faculty of Science and Technology
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