University of Massachusetts, Class of 1988
Doctor of Philosophy, Mathematics
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Class of 1985
Master of Science, Mathematics
Henan University, Class of 1982
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics
All mathematics courses at undergraduate and graduate levels
Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations, Mathematical Physics, Applied Mathematics
Awards + Distinctions
- Fellow of American Mathematical Society, 2012
- AMS Invited Hour Address, 2001, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Institut Henri
- Poincare Gauthier-Villars Prize, 1996, Paris, France (with Joel Spruck).
- American Mathematical Society
Electronic referee systems for Armies Strategy Games (a patent is, ()
Electronic referee systems for Armies Strategy Games (a patent issued by China)
Over 100 research articles in mathematics and theoretical physics journals
One research monograph: Solitons in Field Theory and Nonlinear Analysis (Springer Monographs in Mathematics, Springer-Verlag 2001)
Favorite Books + Authors
Aside from textbooks, what other reading material would you recommend to your students?
- Scientific American
- National Geographic
Please provide a brief description of your teaching philosophy
I believe the most important thing a teacher does is to inspire.
Both big pictures and small technical details are important.
I have kept reminding myself and the students the learning and teaching philosophy of Confucius:
“I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand.”
What do you enjoy most about teaching at Poly?
Direct interaction with students in learning and discovering.
Is there a particular person who has made a significant positive impact on your life?
Electronics, strategy games, reading, travel
Pursue excellence and success will follow.