Dr. Zhang Leihong (Mathematics PhD, 2008 graduate) was awarded the Applied Numerical Algebra Prize for his outstanding academic paper at the Fourth International Conference on Numerical Algebra and Scientific Computing (NASC 2012) held last week.
It is the first time that Dr. Zhang participated in the Conference. Expressing his surprise on winning the prize, Dr. Zhang said, "The scholars of numerical linear algebra are warm and friendly. I would like to thank Professor Liao Lizhi and Professor Michael Ng from HKBU's Department of Mathematics for their supervision and guidance during my PhD studies at the University. Furthermore, I benefited from HKBU's overseas attachment programme since part of my research work was done during my visit to North Carolina State University in 2008."
The Applied Numerical Algebra Prize, granted by the Chinese Computational Mathematical Society, is awarded to at most two of the best academic papers written by Chinese scientists aged under 35, who obtained a Master or Doctoral degree within five years. Reviewing all the entries, the scientific committee shortlisted two candidates and eventually one to two final winners based on the candidates' presentations of the research work at the Conference. Dr. Zhang and Dr. Bo Dong from Dalian University of Technology were the two final winners this year.
Dr. Zhang is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.