Shiqian Ma

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Shiqian Ma
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
UC Davis

Also affiliated to:
Graduate Group in Applied Math
Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Program
Center for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Research


  • I am the cluster chair of Nonlinear Optimization of the INFORMS Annual Meeting 2020, November 8-11, at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Maryland. Please send me an email ( if you are interested in organizing a session.

  • I am the chair of nonlinear programming track for the IOS(INFORMS Optimization Society) 2020 conference in Greenville, SC, March 15-17, 2020. The conference website is here. The 2020 theme of the conference is Bridging Data and Decision Making. If you are interested in organizing a session, please send me an email.

  • Our weekly departmental MADDD (Math of Data and Decisions at Davis) seminar will continue in the Spring quarter, but everything will be online via Zoom. Please check the schedule and speakers’ information here. The seminar organizer for Spring 2020 is Jesus De Loera.

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

Research Interests

  • I work on optimization theory and algorithms, and applications in 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