I welcome you warmly to the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science (AMSS), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

AMSS was founded in December 1998, by merging the Institute of Mathematics, Institute of Applied Mathematics, Institute of Systems Science, and Institute of Computational Mathematics and Scientific/Engineering Computing of CAS. Its history can be traced back to the founding of the Institute of Mathematics of CAS in 1952.

CAS is the top academic research organization of P. R. China. This defines the mission of the AMSS: pursuing fundamental research of highest level on mathematical sciences and their applications and related interdisciplinary study; high level training in mathematical sciences; providing consulting reports to the authorities on certain issues related to mathematical sciences and their applications; playing a leading role in advanced study of mathematics in China; and becoming a mathematical research center of global influence.

The AMSS is running a Fundamental Science Center Grant of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (which is currently the unique such center in mathematics). There are six laboratories in the AMSS. One is the State Key Laboratory on Scientific and Engineering Computing (the unique state key laboratory in the field of mathematics in P.R.China). The other five are key laboratories of CAS:

1. Hua Loo-Keng Key Laboratory of Mathematics, mainly engaged in research of pure mathematics;

2. Key Laboratory of Ransom Complex Structures and Data Science, focusing on probability theory and statistics;

3. Key Laboratory of Management, Decision, and Information Systems, focusing on the research of operations research, financial mathematics, management science, and information systems;

4. Key Laboratory of Systems and Control, focusing on the research of complex systems, control theory and systems biology;

5. Key Laboratory of Mathematics Mechanization, focusing on the research of computer mathematics and coding and cryptography.

Moreover, AMSS also has three centers: the National Center for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences of CAS, the Center for Forecasting Science of CAS, and the Morning Center of Mathematics of CAS which is mainly served as an academic exchange platform.

In addition, AMSS has advanced computer and network system, which includes a tera-scale cluster system ((LSSC-3) and other supercomputing servers.

The Chinese Mathematics Society, the Operations Research Society of China, and the Systems Engineering Society of China are affiliated to the AMSS. AMSS also sponsors 18 academic journals including “Acta Mathematica Sinica”, “Acta Mathematica Applicatae Sinica” ,“Journal of Systems Science and Complexity”, “Journal of Computational Mathematics ” “Mathematics Translations”.

The AMSS is the largest, strongest and the most influential research institution in mathematical science in China. Its research areas are comprehensive, ranging from mathematics, statistics, systems science, management science and engineering, computer science. Now AMSS is dynamic in following subjects: number theory, algebra, geometry and topology, analysis and mathematical physics, scientific computing, probability and statistics, systems and control, operations research and management science, and computer science. Currently AMSS has 244 faculty members, including 125 professors (15 are academicians), 68 associate professors, and 50 assistant professors.

To train young people is also a major obligation of the AMSS. At the moment, it has more than 70 postdoctoral fellows (2 foreigners), 390 PhD students and 290 graduate students. Meanwhile, AMSS is engaged in the undergraduate education at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences by offering all mathematical courses and tutoring.

The AMSS has a brilliant history and an outstanding status, and is full of vigour and vitality now. Outstanding young people are welcome to join the AMSS. Prospective students are welcome to continue their study at the AMSS as graduate students. People here would keep pure mind and follow higher standard to pursue new heights of excellence along with the AMSS.

XI Nanhua

August, 2017