Shiqian Ma

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Shiqian Ma
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
UC Davis



  • I am elected as the Vice Chair of Nonlinear Optimization Special Interest Group of the INFORMS Optimization Society.

  • We are launching the MADDD seminar (Mathematics of Data and Decisions at Davis) in Fall 2018. We will meet every Monday 4-5pm in MSB1147. Check out the schedule and speakers’ information here.

  • In Fall Quarter 2018 I teach two courses: MAT 21D and MAT 167. Both courses use CANVAS webpage. I do not maintain a course webpage here.

  • In Spring Quarter 2018 I taught MAT-258A: Numerical Optimization. The course website is here.

Research Interests

  • I work on theory and algorithm of optimization and its various applications in areas like machine learning, statistics, signal processing, image processing, bioinformatics and so on.


  • Office: Rm 3141, Math Science Building

  • Mailing address:
    Department of Mathematics
    University of California
    One Shields Avenue
    Davis, CA 95616

  • Email: sqma at