Prof. Ren Cang LI
Chair Professor, Department of Mathematics
- SMART SOCIETY, SYSTEM HEALTH, DATA ECONOMY and ETHICAL AND THEORETICAL AI
Ren-Cang Li is a Chair Professor of Mathematics (09/2021-present). He received his BS in Computational Mathematics from Xiamen University in 1985 and his MS also in Computational Mathematics from Chinese Academy of Science in 1988 and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from UC Berkeley in 1995. His research interest includes floating-point support for scientific computing, numerical linear algebra, reduced order modeling, and unconventional schemes for ordinary differential equations, optimization and machine learning. His secular equation solver codes sit at the kernel of MATLAB's eig and svd and LAPACK eigenvalue/singular value routines that are used daily. He has served/is serving as an editor/associated editor/co-Editor-in-Chief on the editorial boards of several international journals. He was awarded the Householder Fellowship in scientific computing by ORNL in 1995, a Friedman memorial prize in Applied Mathematics from UC Berkeley in 1996, a CAREER award from NSF in 1999, several distinguished paper awards from the International Consortium of Chinese Mathematicians (ICCM), and the 2019 INFORMS' SAS Data Mining Best Paper Award.