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Wen-Xiu Ma

Wen-Xiu Ma

Wen-Xiu Ma
Professor of Mathematics
University of South Florida



Wen-Xiu Ma is Professor of Mathematics at University of South Florida, USA and Oversea Chair Professor of Shanghai University of Electric Power, PR China. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, in 1982, and earned his Ph.D. from Computer Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China, in 1990. He received a youth award from the International Mathematical Union in 1993, the Alexander-von Humboldt research fellowship in Germany in 1993, and the Shanghai Government Qimingxing fellowship in 1994. He is currently editor-in-chief of Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics and Studies in Nonlinear Sciences. Professor Ma’s research ranges from mathematical physics through applied mathematics to computations. He published about 250 research articles and 4 monographs. His one recent article was selected as one of the 100 most influential international papers by China Ministry of Science and Technology in 2010 and featured as a Fast Breaking Paper in 2011 by He has made Thomson Reuters’ 2015 list as one of the world’s most highly cited researchers ( He has been reviewer or panelist for science foundations of different counties including China, USA, Japan, Turkey, Canada, Chile, England, Holland, Saudi Arabia, and Kazakhstan; reviewer for Mathematical Reviews and Zentralblatt MATH; and referee for hundreds of scientific journals about mathematics, physics and engineering sciences. He gave numerous invited talks at international conferences, and was the keynote speaker of the 6th World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts held in Athens, Greece, in 2012.


Research Interest

Integrable systems, Soliton theory, Nonlinear waves, Symbolic computation, Numerical analysis