Shiqian Ma

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Assistant Professor
Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

News

  • [2016/04] PhD openings: I have several openings in my group for PhD students with full financial support. Send me an email with your resume and transcripts if your interests match my research areas. Also see here for how to apply: Information to prospective students

  • [2016/04] For undergraduate students: I am hiring research assistants. I am looking for students with solid training in Mathematics or Computer Science to study books and papers on statistical learning, machine learning and big data analytics. Send me an email with your resume and transcript if you are interested.

  • I will continue teaching the postgraduate level course “SEEM5350: Numerical Optimization” in the Spring semester 2017 (Jan-Apr 2017). Note that the course has a new course code. Check out the course website [course website]. The course will cover optimization algorithms such as gradient projection method, proximal gradient method, accelerated first-order method, operator-splitting and alternating direction methods, (block) coordinate descent method, randomized first-order method etc. Applications of these algorithms in big data analytics, machine learning, statistics and image processing etc will also be discussed. Feel free to send me an email if you are interested in learning more about this course.

  • I am organizing a group meeting on Friday morning every week in the Spring semester of 2016. We study various research topics on convex optimization, online optimization, stochastic optimization and their applications in big data analytics, machine learning, statistical learning, image processing, signal processing etc. Papers will be presented by my students and visitors randomly. Everyone is welcome to join our meeting if you find the topics interesting. Send me an email if you are interested in joining the meeting.

  • I am looking for self motivated students, postdoctoral fellows and research assistants with solid mathematical background to work on optimization and applications in big data analytics, statistics, machine learning, signal processing, image processing, data mining etc. Send me an email if you are interested.

Research Interests

  • I work on theory and algorithm of optimization and its various applications. Currently, I focus on theory and algorithms for structured convex and nonconvex optimization, first-order methods, stochastic optimization, polynomial and tensor optimization, and applications arising from big data analytics, machine learning, statistics, image processing, signal processing, bioinformatics etc.

Contact

Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
Room 508, William M.W. Mong Engineering Building
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 3943-8240
Fax: (852) 2603-5505
Email: sqma at se.cuhk.edu.hk