The Department of Mathematics at SUSTech was established in June of 2015. After two years of rapid growth, currently in the department there are 28 research-teaching faculty members including 6 chair professors, 7 full professors, 3 associate professors, 7 tenure-track assistant professors and 5 visiting assistant professors. There are also 8 teaching faculty members.
The department offers undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Financial Mathema-tics. It also has joint graduate programs with Harbin Institute of Technology and a number of well-known oversea/non-mainland universities; it is actively working to get the approval of its own graduate program by the central government.
Research interests of our faculty members cover a broad array of areas including Mathematics (dynamical systems, algebra and combinatorics, algebraic number theory, PDEs, mathematical physics and differential geometry), Computational and Applied Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, and Financial Mathematics.
A number of faculty members have made high-impact and fundamental contributions to their areas of research, including solving two over 100-year old problems (the Painleve Conjecture in dynamical systems and the Burnside problem in permutation group theory); they publish their results in prestigious research journals, such as Annals of Mathematics, and Inventiones Mathematicae. Two of the faculty members were invited to give 45-minutes talks at the International Congress of Mathematicians, and were given National Young Investigator Award (US), and National Science Award (second prize, China), respectively. Our faculty members have served as chief editors, associate editors and in editorial boards for more than 30 international research journals. Altogether we have 5 recipients of the Thousand Talents Program and 3 recipients of the Thousand Talents Program for Young Professionals, which takes 22% of our faculty members.
In the last five years, at SUSTech or at prior workplaces our faculty members successfully obtained 47 research grants (37 at the national level), totaling 3.2 million RMB. In 2017 alone, we obtained 10 NSFC grants, including 1 “NSFC key grant”, enjoying a high 59% success rate.
Our department is young and vibrant. It is expected to grow rapidly over the coming years. We are actively recruiting new faculty members, postdocs, visitors and graduate students. We welcome outstanding individuals to join us in our exciting journey to becoming a first-class mathematics department.