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Sun-Yung Alice Chang
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Sun-Yung Alice Chang is a Chinese American mathematician specializing in aspects of mathematical analysis ranging from harmonic analysis and partial differential equations to differential geometry. She is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University, Chang was born in Xian, China in 1948. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1970 from National Taiwan University, at Berkeley, Chang wrote her thesis on the study of bounded analytic functions. Chang became a professor at UCLA in 1980, moving to Princeton in 1998. Chang’s research interests include the study of geometric types of partial differential equations. Working with her husband Paul Yang and others, she produced contributions to differential equations in relation to geometry and she teaches at Princeton University as of 1998. Before that, she held visiting positions at University of California-Berkeley, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N. J. and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich and she will be serving at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology as visiting professor in 2015. Conformal deformation of metrics on S2, Chang, Sun-Yung Alice, Yang, Paul C. Prescribing Gaussian curvature on S2, Chang, Sun-Yung A. Yang, Paul C. Extremal metrics of zeta function determinants on 4-manifolds, Chang, Sun-Yung A. Gursky, Matthew J. Yang, Paul C. The scalar curvature equation on 2- and 3-spheres, Chang, Sun-Yung A. Gursky, Matthew J. Yang, Paul C. An equation of Monge-Ampère type in conformal geometry, and four-manifolds of positive Ricci curvature, a. Wilson, J. M. Wolff, T. H. Some weighted norm inequalities concerning the Schrödinger operators, on the existence of an extremal function for an inequality of J. Moser. Chang, Sun-Yung A. Fefferman, Robert Some recent developments in Fourier analysis, Chang, Sun-Yung A. Fefferman, Robert A continuous version of duality of H1 with BMO on the bidisc. OConnor, John J. Robertson, Edmund F. Sun-Yung Alice Chang, MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, an Interview with Sun-Yung Alice Chang

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Chung Kai-lai
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Kai Lai Chung was a Chinese American mathematician known for his significant contributions to modern probability theory. Chung was a native of Hangzhou, the city of Zhejiang Province. Chung entered Tsinghua University in 1936, and initially studied physics at its Department of Physics, in 1940, Chung graduated from the Department of Mathematics of the National Southwestern Associated University, where he later worked as a teaching assistant. During this period, he first studied number theory with Lo-Keng Hua, in 1944, Chung was chosen to be one of the recipients of the 6th Boxer Rebellion Indemnity Scholarship Program for study in the United States. He arrived at Princeton University on December 1945 and obtained his PhD in 1947, chung’s dissertation was titled “On the maximum partial sum of sequences of independent random variables” and was under the supervision of John Wilder Tukey and Harald Cramér. In 1950s, Chung taught at the University of Chicago, Columbia University, UC-Berkeley, Cornell University, Chung would later be appointed Professor Emeritus of Mathematics of the Department of Mathematics at Stanford. Chung was regarded as one of the leading probabilists after World War II and he was an Invited Speaker at the ICM in 1958 in Edinburgh and in 1970 in Nice. Some of his most influential contributions have been in the form of his expositions in his textbooks on elementary probability, in addition, Chung also explored other branches of mathematics, such as probabilistic potential theory and gauge theorems for the Schrödinger equation. Chungs visit to China in 1979, and his subsequent visits and he also served as an external examiner for several Universities in the Asian region, including the National University of Singapore. In 1981, Chung initiated, with Erhan Cinlar and Ronald Getoor, the Seminars on Stochastic Processes, Chung also possessed a wide-ranging and intimate knowledge of literature and music, especially opera. He also had an interest in Italian culture and taught himself Italian after he retired, Chung spoke several languages and translated a probability book from English to Russian. Chung died of natural causes on June 1,2009, at the age of 91, elementary Probability Theory, by Kai Lai Chung & Farid Aitsahlia, Springer, ISBN 038795578X. A Course in Probability Theory, by Kai Lai Chung, Markov Processes with Stationary Transition Probabilities, by Kai Lai Chung. Selected Works Of Kai Lai Chung, World Scientific Publishing Company, green, Brown, & Probability and Brownian Motion on the Line, by Kai Lai Chung, World Scientific Publishing Company, ISBN 981-02-4689-7. Introduction to stochastic integration, K. L. Chung and R. J. Williams, introduction to Random Time and Quantum Randomness, by Kai Lai Chung & Jean Claude Zambrini, World Scientific, ISBN 978-981-238-388-4. Chance & Choice, Memorabilia, Kai Lai Chung, Markov Processes, Brownian Motion, and Time Symmetry, by Kai Lai Chung & John B. Walsh. From Brownian Motion to Schrödingers Equation, Kai Lai Chung & Zhongxin Zhao, lectures from Markov Processes to Brownian Motion, by Kai Lai Chung

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Shenggen Fan
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Dr. Shenggen Fan is the Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute since December 2009. He is known for his work on transition economies and rural development in China and his research has focused on the analysis of the role of public and private investments agriculture and public infrastructure in the fight against chronic poverty and hunger. In addition to his work on his country, he has also worked extensively in other Asian countries. He earned his bachelors and masters degrees from Nanjing Agricultural University in China, in 1989, he graduated from the College of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences of the University of Minnesota with a Ph. D. in applied economics. From there he joined IFPRI in 1995, since 2009, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC. Fan has received the Outstanding Alumni Award in Applied Economics and the Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals in 2006 and he is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Agricultural Economists and has been on the editorial boards of Food Policy, 2002–Present. Since 2004, Fan is also a fellow of the Institute of Indian Dalit Studies. Fan has published 32 peer-reviewed journal articles, which were cited over 250 times and he has also edited or authored 7 books, Fan, Shenggen, Zhang, Linxiu. WTO and rural public investment strategy in China, Fan, Shenggen, Zhong, Funing, Wen, Simei. Road development, economic growth, and poverty reduction, the dragon and the elephant, Agricultural and rural reforms in China and India. Baltimore, Maryland, Johns Hopkins University Press, public expenditures, growth, and poverty in developing countries, Lessons from developing countries. Baltimore, Maryland, Johns Hopkins University Press, Fan, Shenggen, Kanbur, Ravi, Zhang, Xiaobo. Regional inequality in China, trends, explanations and policy responses, Fan, Shenggen, Zhang, Xiaobo, de Haan, Arjan. Narratives of Chinese economic reforms, How does China cross the river, profile on the IFPRI website Publication summary on Scopus Presentations on Slideshare

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Chuan He
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Chuan He is best known for his work in discovering and deciphering reversible RNA methylation in post-transcriptional gene expression regulation. He attended the University of Science and Technology of China and graduated with a B. S. in Chemistry in 1994 and he started his independent career in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Chicago in 2002. In 2010, He proposed that RNA modifications could be reversible and may have regulatory roles analogous to well-known reversible DNA and he and colleagues subsequently discovered the first RNA demethylase that oxidatively reverses N6-methyladenosine methylation in mammalian messenger RNA in 2011. The existence of m6A in mRNA was discovered in 1974 in both eukaryotic and viral mRNAs, however, the significance and functional role were not known before He’s work. This methylation is the most abundant internal modification in mammalian mRNA, in 2012, two independent studies reported transcriptome-wide mapping of m6A in mammalian cells and tissues, revealing a unique distribution pattern. He’s group also purified the methyltransferase complex that mediates this methylation, the He laboratory also studies DNA methylation. He invented TAB-seq, a method that can map 5-hydroxymethylcytosine at base-resolution genome-wide, as well as hmC-Seal, together with two other research groups, He and co-workers have revealed the DNA N6-methyldeoxyadenosine as a new methylation mark that could affect gene expression in eukaryotes. He Lab at The University of Chicago Howard Hughes Medical Institute