The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) has announced the winners of at the Academy's 25th General Meeting held on Oct. 26 in Muscat, Oman.
Prof. YUAN Yaxiang,Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Prof. YUAN Yaxiang from the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences was honored with the 2014 TWAS Prizes for his contribution to numerical methods for nonlinear optimization, particularly to nonlinear conjugate gradient methods, trust region algorithms, quasi-Newton methods and subspace methods.
Prof. YUAN Yaxiang is recognized for his contributions to nonlinear optimization, particularly on trust region methods, quasi-Newton methods and nonlinear conjugate gradient methods. He received many awards, including the second Prize of National Natural Science Award in 2006, the Shiing- Shen Chern Mathematics Award of Chinese Mathematical Society in 2011. He was elected as a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and a new CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences) academician in 2011.
TWAS Prizes 2014 are awarded in nine fields: Agricultural Sciences; Biology; Chemistry; Earth Sciences; Engineering Sciences; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Physics; and Social Sciences (called the TWAS-Celso Furtado Prize). Each year the Academy awards eight prizes of USD 15,000 each to individual scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least 10 years. The winners will lecture about their research at TWAS's 26th General Meeting in 2015, where they will also receive a plaque and the prize money.
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