The International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) has elected Professor Ya-xiang Yuan to the 2021 IFORS Fellows.
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).
Founded in 1955, IFORS has a long history and is the only global organization in the OR field. The IFORS Administrative Committee approved the establishment of the IFORS Fellows Award in 2020. The IFORS Fellows Award serves to recognize a distinguished individual’s contribution to international operational research and its communities.