Dr. Guoyin Li

Department of Applied Mathematics , University of New South Wales,
Office : Room 4063, Red Centre, E-mail : g.li@unsw.edu.au,
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Brief History

I received my Ph.D. degree in Dec. 2007 from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Then I came to University of New South Wales to act as a research fellow. I became a university lecturer in the department of applied mathematics at University of New South Wales from Jan. 2011.

Currently, I am a full professor in School of Mathematics and Statistics at University of New South Wales (since Jan. 2022).


Google scholar profiles

  • G. Li on Google Scholar

  • Awards and Fellowships

  • [2023] Fellow of Australian Mathematical Society

  • [2022] The 2022 Australian Mathematical Society Medal

  • [2019 & 2020] Cited as the field leader in Mathematical Optimisation by the RESEARCH report in The Australian which profiles the Top 250 researchers in Australia.

  • Cited as Top Scientists in Mathematics by Research.com.

  • Joint winner of the 2019 Journal of Global Optimization Best Paper Award

  • 2019 International Consortium of Chinese Mathematicians (ICCM) Best Paper Award

  • Invited visiting fellow at the Issac Newton Institute for Mathematical Science, Cambridge University, United Kingdom.

  • Future Fellowship from Australian Research Council (2014-2018)

  • International Collaboration Award from Australian Research Council (ARC)

  • The 2015 OPTL best paper award

  • Award for outstanding contribution in Reviewing from European Jounral of Operation Research in 2018


    Forthcoming Talks

  • Special invited Lecture of MATRIX workshop Splitting Algorithms - Advances, Challenges, and Opportunities , to be held 10 Feb 2025 - 21 Feb 2025

  • Recent Talks

  • Invited speaker of Second Vienna Workshop on Computational Optimization 2023 (VWCO23) , University of Vienna from 15-17 March 2023.

  • Plenary speaker of XI International Seminar on Optimization and Variational Analysis , September 22-23, 2022, The Department of Mathematics at the University of Alicante.

  • The MoCaO Lectures: Data Science of Mathematics of Computation and Optimization (MoCaO) , July 11-15, 2022, online (one of the three speakers, other speakers are Prof. Stephen Wright and Dr. Quoc Thong Le Gia).

  • Special invited Lecture of RAMP Symposium on Mathematical Optimisation , Research Association of Mathematical Programming (RAMP) of the Operations Research Society of Japan, Oct. 7, 2022, online

  • One world Optimization Seminar (OWS): avaliable on youtube Dec. 7, 2020 online

  • 2019 The International Consortium of Chinese Mathematicians (ICCM) Best Paper Award Lecture Dec. 16-18, 2019, Sanya, China.

  • National plenary speaker of the symposium ``AMSI Optimise'' June 26-30, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.

  • Plenary speaker of the International Conference ``Mathematical Optimisation Down Under'' 18-22 July 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.

  • Invited plenary speaker of the International Conference ``VI International Conference in Optimization Theory and its Applications (ALEL2016)'' in Murcia, Spain .

  • Plenary speaker of the International Conference ``The 2014 conference on Tensors and Matrices and their Applications, Dec.17-19, 2014" in Suzhou, P.R. China.


    Recent Grants:

  • ARC Discovery Grant (2021-2023) Data-Driven Multistage Robust Optimization-the New Frontier in Optimization. (with V. Jeyakumar, J.B. Lasserre, M. Goberna and I. M. Bomze)

  • ARC Discovery Grant (2019-2021) Innovations in sparse optimisation: big data nonsmooth optimisation. (with B.S. Mordukhovich and R.I. Bot)

  • ARC Discovery Grant (2018-2020) New mathematics for multi-extremal optimization and diffusion tensor imaging. (with V. Jeyakumar, J.B. Lasserre, L. Qi and D. Henrion)

  • ARC Linkage Scheme ARC Research Hub Project (2017-2021), Performance assessment and optimal design for nano and composite structures (with G. Wei, D. Wu and Y.X. Zhang)

  • ARC Future Fellowship (2014-2018) A new optimization approach for tensor extreme eigenvalue problems: Modern techniques for multi-relational data analysis

  • UNSW Science Gold Star Grant in 2017, Numerically certifiable mathematics for multi-extremal global optimization (with V. Jeyakumar and T.D. Chuong)

  • ARC Discovery Grant (2010-2013) A new improved solution to global optimization over multivariate polynomials: Mathematical principles, numerical methods and selected applications (with V. Jeyakumar, B.S. Mordukhovich, G.M. Lee and S. Kim)

  • ARC Discovery Grant (2012-2014) New Theory and Methods for Robust Global Optimization: Modern Decision-Making under Uncertain Conditions (with V. Jeyakumar, M.A. Goberna)


    Professional Activities

    I am an Associate Editor of the following journals

  • " SIAM Journal on Optimization " (since Jan. 2023).

  • " Optimization Letters " (since Jan. 2020).

  • "Journal of Optimization Theory and its Applications" (since Jan. 2016).

  • "Mathematical Methods of Operations Research" (since Jan. 2015).

  • I was the director of the AMSI Summer School 2019 at UNSW



    During the past 5 years, I have taught the following courses:

  • MATH3171/5171, Linear and Discrete Optimization, Term 3 2019 and 2021 Student feedback: 5.86/6 (2019) and 5.65/6 (2021)

  • MATH 1231, Mathematics 1B (Calculus), Term 1 2019. Student feedback: 5.51/6

  • MATH 1251, Mathematics 1B (Calculus), Semester 2, 2018. Student feedback: 5.69/6

  • MATH 2011, Several Variable Calculus, Semester 1, 2018. Student feedback: 5.48/6

  • MATH 1231, Mathematics 1B (Calculus), Semester 2, 2016. Student feedback: 5.27/6

  • MATH 2111, Higher Several Variable Calculus, Semester 1, 2012. Student feedback: 5.7/6

  • MATH 3161/5165, Optimization, Semester 1, 2013. Student feedback: 5.59/6

  • MATH 3041, Mathematical Modelling for Real World Systems, Semester 1, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Student feedback: 5.75/6 (2014), 5.7/6 (2015) , 5.45/6 (2016)

  • I have also acted as a tutor for the courses:

  • MATH 2019, Engineering Mathematics

  • MATH 1131, Mathematics 1A (Calculus)

  • Research