The London Mathematical Society (LMS) has elected Professor Ya-xiang Yuan to Honorary Membership of the Society. He is an internationally leading expert in optimization theory and methods. He has had a major role in developing optimization algorithms and exhibited leadership of applied mathematics in China and worldwide.
Prof.Ya-xiang Yuan, is currently the Professor of Mathematics and Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. He graduated from Xiangtan University in 1981, obtained Ph.D. from University of Cambridge in 1986. 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 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).