##### Chris Brav

*Derived and non-commutative algebraic geometry*

Christopher Brav will join the Shanghai Institute for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences (SIMIS) as Professor from August 2024. Currently he is a Lead Scientific Researcher at the Centre of Pure Mathematics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics at Queen’s University in 2008, after which he was a post-doc at the University of Toronto, Leibniz University Hannover, and Oxford University. Before moving to the Faculty of Mathematics at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, he spent a year as a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Professor Brav is working on the relation between Calabi-Yau categories (non-commutative analogues of Calabi-Yau manifolds) and shifted symplectic geometry of moduli spaces, as well as on using condensed mathematics to study infinite dimensional shifted symplectic spaces appearing in representation theory and mathematical physics. His work has been published in leading journals including Compositio Mathematica, Geometry and Topology, Journal of the American Mathematical Society, and Selecta Mathematica.

##### Sen Hu

*Mathematical Physics, Theoretical Physics*

Sen Hu is a Professor and Vice President at Shanghai Institute for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences (SIMIS). Prior to joining SIMIS, he served as a Professor at University of Science and Technology of China. He obtained his Ph.D in Mathematics at Princeton University in 1990.

Professor Hu is currently working on mathematical problems related to quantum field theory and string theory. He works on the correspondence between gravitational field and gauge field, algebraic characterization of space and time, Chern-Simons matrix model and applications to superconductor and superfluid mechanism. His research has been published in leading journals, including Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, Communications in Mathematical Physics, Journal of High Energy Physics, Physical Review, Physics Letters, and Modern Physics Letters.

##### Bong Lian

*Representation Theory, Calabi-Yau Geometry, and String theory*

Bong Lian, Vice President of Shanghai Institute for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences (SIMIS). Before joining SIMIS, he has been a professor at Brandeis University in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1991, he received his PhD in physics from Yale University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, Yale University, and Harvard University. He joined the Mathematics Department at Brandeis in 1995 and has remained there since. Professor Lian’s research is at the intersection of mathematics and physics, and he is interested in questions about deformations of Calabi-Yau manifolds. His research interests also include representation theory and string theory.

##### Andrey Losev

*Mathematical Physics, String theory*

Andrey Losev is a Professor at Shanghai Institute for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences (SIMIS). Prior to joining SIMIS, he served as a Professor of Mathematics and a Research Fellow of International Laboratory for Mirror Symmetry and Automorphic Forms at High Economy school in Moscow (HSE). He obtained his Ph.D in theoretical physics at Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP) in 1989.

Professor Losev’s research interests include string theory, M-Theory, topological quantum field theory, quantum field theory. He has published over 60 papers in leading journals.

##### Chung Pang Mok

*Algebraic Number Theory, The Langlands’ Program, Random Matrix Theory*

Chung Pang Mok would begin his position in SIMIS by the end of 2024. He graduated from Harvard University in 2007 under the supervision of Professor Barry Mazur. He works on algebraic number theory and the Langlands Program, with emphasis on the theory of p-adic L-functions, p-adic automorphic forms, Arthur trace formula, and endoscopy theory. In recent years he also used the techniques of finite fields to construct high dimensional pseudo-random vectors, with numerous applications to Monte Carlo methods. He has previously held academic positions in a number of institutions including the Chinese University of Hong Kong, McMaster University, and Purdue University.

Currently he is interested in asymptotic questions in representation theory and combinatorics, a research direction that was first initiated by Vershik and Kerov; these asymptotic questions are in turn closely related to random matrix theory, as seen in the works of Olshanski and Borodin.

##### Jun Zhang

*Information Geometry, Computation Neuroscience, Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence*

Jun Zhang is a Professor at the Shanghai Institute for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences (SIMIS) and one of its co-founders. He is currently on leave from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he has worked since 1992 as an Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor in the Department of Psychology, with adjunct appointments in the Department of Mathematics, Department of Statistics, and Michigan Institute of Data Sciences. He received his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991. During sabbatical years, he has held various visiting academic positions at the University of Melbourne (Australia), CNRS (France), University of Waterloo (Canada), RIKEN Brain Science Institute (Japan), CMSA at Harvard, etc. Professor Jun Zhang’s scholarly contributions have been in the various fields of computation neuroscience, cognition and behavior modeling, machine learning, statistical science, complex systems, etc, and is well known in the field of mathematical psychology. In recent years, his research has focused on the interdisciplinary subject of Information Geometry.

##### Mauricio Andrés Romo Jorquera

*String Theory, Physical Mathematics*

Mauricio Romo is an Associate Professor at the Shanghai Institute for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences (SIMIS) . He obtained his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics at University of California, Santa Barbara in 2012, after which he was a post-doc at Kavli IPMU and IAS.

Professor Romo works on the interface of physics and mathematics. His research have been focused on the relation between 2-dimensional quantum field theories and categorical and geometric aspects of Calabi-Yau manifolds. These includes, but is not limited to, mirror symmetry, quantum geometry and BPS states.

##### Hamed Adami

*Theoretical Physics*

My research focuses on the emergence of infinite-dimensional symmetries that arise at spacetime boundaries in gauge and gravity theories. Specifically, I am interested in their manifestation at the near-horizon region of black holes or the asymptotic boundary of flat and/or (A)dS spacetimes. My research aims to unveil a holographic description of gravity, the fluid/gravity correspondence, and gain insights into the quantum properties of black holes. I was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Yau Mathematical Sciences Center of Tsinghua University, Yanqi Lake Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Applications, and Institute For Research In Fundamental Sciences, School of Physics.

##### Xiaolong Hans Han

*Hyperbolic geometry, 3-manifolds*

**Vyacheslav Lysov**

*Mathematical Physics, Theoretical Physics*

Vyacheslav Lysov is an Assistant Professor at the Shanghai Institute for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences (SIMIS). Before joining SIMIS, he was an Arnold Fellow at the London Institute for Mathematical Sciences (LIMS) in the UK. He obtained his Ph.D. in physics at Harvard in 2014. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard, Caltech, and Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST).

Professor Lysov’s current research interests mainly focus on tropical mirror symmetry and other related interdisciplinary topics in theoretical physics and mathematical physics.

##### Wenjie Ma

*Theoretical Physics*

Wenjie Ma is an Assistant Professor at Shanghai Institute for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences (SIMIS). Prior to joining SIMIS, he served as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Yau Mathematical Sciences Center of Tsinghua University and Yanqi Lake Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Applications (BIMSA). He obtained his Ph.D in physics at Laval University in 2021.

Professor Ma’s current research interests mainly foucs on conformal field theory and the principle of holography, including non-perturbative booststrap program, AdS/CFT, dS/CFT as well as celestial holography.

##### Kang Niu

##### Tomoki Nosaka

*Mathematical Physics, Theoretical Physics, String Theory*

Tomoki Nosaka is an Assistant Professor at Shanghai Institute for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences (SIMIS). Prior to joining SIMIS, he served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Kavli Institute for Theoretical Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. He obtained his Ph.D in physics at Kyoto University in 2016.

Professor Nosaka’s research interests are string theory, M-theory, supersymmetric gauge theories, holography and mathematical physics. He is also interested in quantum chaos and quantum information theory with the motivations to understand quantum gravity through the holography. Recently he is particularly working on the exact calculations in matrix models arising from supersymmetric gauge theories to reveal new mathematical structures behind these objects.

##### Anurag Rao

*Diophantine Approximation, Geometry of Numbers, Lie Groups*

Anurag Rao obtained a PhD in mathematics from Brandeis University in 2020. Following that he did postdoctoral work at Wesleyan University, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai University, Israel Institute of Technology and Peking University. His current work is in dynamical systems arising from Lie groups and applications to number theory.

##### Long Wang

*Algebraic Geometry*

Long Wang will join Shanghai Institute for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences (SIMIS) as an assistant professor in 2025. He obtained his Ph.D in mathematics at University of Tokyo in 2023, and then joined Shanghai Center for Mathematical Sciences of Fudan University as a postdoctoral fellow. His current research interests mainly foucs on birational geometry of Calabi-Yau varieties and dynamics on algebraic varieties.

##### Jiaming Xia

*Probability and Statistical Mechanics*

##### Yuan Xin

*Theoretical Physics*

Yuan obtained Ph. D. degree at Boston University with Liam Fitzpatrick. After that he worked at Yale University and Carnegie Mellon University as postdoctoral fellow. Yuan’s research focuses on novel non-perturbative methods in quantum field theory and quantum many-body physics and applications in understanding phenomena such as criticality, symmetry breaking/emergence, and confinement. Recently his work involves using bootstrap, Hamiltonian truncation, and DMRG to study low dimension quantum systems.

##### Yehao Zhou

##### Hao Zou

*Theoretical Physics*

Hao Zou is an Assistant Professor at Shanghai Institute for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences (SIMIS). Before joining SIMIS, he served as a joint Postdoc at Yau Mathematical Sciences Center (YMSC) of Tsinghua University and Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Applications (BIMSA). He obtained his Ph.D in physics at Virginia Tech in 2021.

Professor Zou’s current research interests mainly foucs on supersymmetric theories and other related interdisciplinary topics in theoretical physics and mathematical physics.

##### Yi Li

*Differential Geometry, Geometry Flows*

Yi Li is a Professor of Mathematics at Southeast University and Shing-Tung Yau Center of Southeast University. He obtained his Ph.D in mathematics at Harvard in 2012.

Professor Li’s research interests include differential geometry, complex geometry, geometric analysis, geometric flow, nonlinear geometric type PDEs, general relativity. He has published over 25 papers in leading journals.

##### Hao Xu

*Differential Geometry, Moduli Spaces of Curves*

Hao Xu is a Professor at Center of Mathematical Sciences, Zhejiang University. He obtained his Ph.D in 2009. His research interests include Kahler geometry, intersection theory on moduli spaces of curves. He has published over 30 papers in leading journals like JDG, CMP, Crelle’s Journal.

##### Miguel Tierz

*Random matrix theory, Gauge theory, Strongly-correlated systems, Mathematical problems in the development of quantum technologies*

The researcher’s academic background is in mathematical physics, holding both a BSc and a PhD in theoretical/mathematical physics. Since obtaining his PhD degree in 2008 at Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), has been postdoctoral researcher at Brandeis University (Massachusetts, USA), the Mathematical Institute of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), the Mathematics Faculty of Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), and the Mathematics department of Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal). These research positions have been funded by prestigious competitive postdoctoral fellowships and senior researcher fellowships, including the Lady Davis fellowship in Israel, the Juan de la Cierva and Maria Zambrano fellowships (ranked first across all disciplines) in Spain and FCT Researcher in Portugal. He has supervised two PhD theses in Mathematics at Universidade de Lisboa, on random matrix theory and its physical applications in gauge theory. The thesis of Dr. Leonardo Santilli, now postdoctoral researcher at YMSC in Beijing, won the award for best Mathematical thesis of the year 2022.

##### Tiexiang Li

*Matrix Computations, Metric-Preserving Computational Geometry, Data Science, Image Processing*

Tiexiang Li is a Professor of Mathematics at Southeast University and also serves as a professor and assistant director at Shing-Tung Yau Center of Southeast University and Nanjing Center for Applied Mathematics. She obtained her Ph.D in mathematics at Peking University in 2008.

Professor Li’s research interests include matrix computations, 3D metric-preserving computational geometry, inverse problems, data science, image processing, deep learning. She has published over 60 papers in leading journals, including SIAM J. Sci. Comput., SIAM J. Matrix Anal.Appl., SIAM J. Imaging Sci., J. Comput. Phys., Inverse Probl., J. Differ. Equ., ACM T. Math. Software, Comput. Phys. Commun..

##### Wen-wei Lin

*Scientific Computing, Numerical Analysis, Optimization: Theory and Algorithms, Metric-Preserving Computational Geometry, Computational Chaotic Systems*

Wen-Wei Lin is a professor and vice president of Nanjing Center for Applied Mathematics (NCAM), as well as a visiting professor at Shanghai Institute for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences (SIMIS), and one of its co-founders. Prior to joining NCAM, he is a Lifetime Chair Professor and doctoral supervisor at Yang Ming Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics at Bielefeld University (Germany) in 1986.

Professor Lin has been engaged in research areas including large-scale matrix computations and optimizations, fast structure-preserving doubling algorithms for nano research and quasi-crystals, high-performance computational methods for Maxwell’s equations, 3D metric-preserving computational geometry with applications in image processing and mesh generation, and the theory and applications of chaotic encryption systems. He has published over 220 papers in leading journals, including SIMAX, SISC, SIIMS, SINUM, NM, MC, JCP, IP, CPC, ACM TOMS, and authored one academic monograph published in the SIAM Foundations of Algorithms series.

##### Zhigang Yao

*Interface between Statistics and Geometry Non-Euclidean Statistics High-dimensional Statistical Inference*

Zhigang Yao is an associate professor and tenured professor in the Department of Statistics and Data Science at the National University of Singapore. He is currently a visiting member of the Center for Mathematical Sciences and Applications at Harvard University, a visiting professor at YMSC at Tsinghua University, and has also visited universities such as the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland as a Professeur invitée. His research interests include statistical inference of complex data. In recent years, he has focused on research on non-Euclidean statistics and low-dimensional manifold fitting. With the collaboration and help of Professor Shing-Tung Yau, Professor Yao is committed to promoting research in the new field of interaction between geometry and statistics. In recent years, Professor Yao and his collaborators have proposed methods and theories to redefine the principal flow/sub-manifold and principal boundary of traditional PCA on Riemannian manifolds, as well as new methods and theories for manifold fitting in the ambient space. These methods aim to address deficiencies in traditional statistical methods and theories by mining the geometric structures hidden in the data itself. Currently, these methods and theories have been gradually used in the analysis of large-scale data, including single-cell sequencing data and network data. Personal webpage https://zhigang-yao.github.io/

*Time-frequency analysis, Wavelet analysis, Integral transformations and Signal processing*

Dr. Aamir Hamid Dar is a Postdoc Research Scholar at Shanghai Institute for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences (SIMIS). Recently, he received his PhD in Mathematical Sciences from Islamic University of Science and Technology, Kashmir India.

Dr. Aamir’s current research interests mainly focus on Time-frequency analysis, Wavelet analysis, Integral transformations and Signal processing.

##### Yizhou Lu

*Theoretical Physics*

Yizhou Lu is a Postdoc at Shanghai Institute for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences (SIMIS). He obtained his Ph.D in theoretical physics in 2022 from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and then became a Postdoctoral researcher at Southern University of Science and Technology.

The research interests of Dr. Lu include quantum gravity, AdS/CFT correspondence and cosmology. Concretely, the current projects of Dr. Lu concern about the quantum entanglement in AdS/CFT and the fundamental physics at the very beginning of the Universe (inflation).

##### Chao Gu

*Number Theory*

Chao Gu is a Postdoc at the Shanghai Institute for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences (SIMIS). He obtained his Ph.D in mathematics in 2023 from the University of Chicago.

Chao Gu’s research field is number theory, including Abelian varieties, Galois representation, etc. He also had some interest in algebraic geometry.

##### Pengcheng Wan

*Theoretical Physics*

Pengcheng Wan is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Shanghai Institute for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences (SIMIS). He obtained his Ph.D in atomic and molecular physics at East China Normal University in 2022.

Doctor Wan’s current research interests mainly foucs on toroidal electromagnetic calculation and conformal transformation. He aims to efficiently calculate the electromagnetic scattering of arbitrary-shaped metal surfaces by combining global basis functions and computational conformal geometry methods, providing more efficient computational methods for applications.