Shiqian Ma

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Shiqian Ma
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
UC Davis



  • I am the cluster chair of Nonlinear Optimization of the INFORMS Annual Meeting 2019 at Seattle. Please send me an email ( if you are interested in organizing a session.

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

  • The MADDD seminar (Mathematics of Data and Decisions at Davis) in Fall 2018 went very well. Thank all the speakers!! We will continue the seminar in the winter quarter (Jan-Mar 2019). Please visit our website for the schedule and speakers’ information here. The seminar organizer for Winter 2019 is Robert Krone (Email:

  • In Winter Quarter 2019 I teach MAT-135A. We use CANVAS. 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