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mathematician , research geophysicist

Xin-She Yang, Chinese Mathematician, research geophysicist. Achievements include research in mathematics models of compaction and diagenesis and unloading effect of compacting sedimentary basins. Named Garside Senior scholar University of Oxford, 1995, 96, Outstanding Young Scientist Chinese Academy Sciences, 1992. Member American Geophysical Union, Society Applied & Industrial Mathematics.

Background

Yang, Xin-She was born on January 31, 1965 in Henan, Peoples Republic of China. Son of Chi-Wei and Mei-lan (Zhang) Yang.

Education

Bachelor of Science, U. Aero. Engineering, Shenyang, 1986; Master of Science, Chinese Academy Sciences, Beijing, 1989; Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford (England) University, 1996.

Career

He has given invited keynote talks at SEA2011, SCET2012, BIOMA2012 and Mendel Conference on Soft Computing (Mendel 2012). He created the firefly algorithm (2008), cuckoo search (2009), bat algorithm (2010), and flower pollination algorithm. These algorithms have become important tools in artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural computing and engineering applications.

Since 2009, more than 1,000 peer-reviewed research papers cited the firefly algorithm and/or cuckoo search. In addition, the so-called Van Flandern–Yang hypothesis was derived from his collaboration with Tom Van Flandern to explain the gravity variations during the 1997 solar eclipse, and this theory is related to the well-known Allais effect and other phenomena.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in mathematics models of compaction and diagenesis and unloading effect of compacting sedimentary basins.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Microgravity and its Application, 1995. Contributor articles to professional journals including Chinese Science Bulletin, Physics Letters A, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Journal Applied Mathematics.

Membership

Member of Society Applied & Industrial Mathematics, American Geophysical Union.

Connections

Married Hai-yun Zhang, March 18, 1989. 1 child, Ze-Lei.

father:
Chi-Wei Yang

mother:
Mei-lan (Zhang) Yang

spouse:
Hai-yun Zhang

child:
Ze-Lei Yang