Zaiwen Wen


Zaiwen Wen (CHN)
Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research (BICMR)
Peking University


Office   Room 78408, No.78 Jingchunyuan
            Peking University

Phone   +86-10-6274-4125
Email    wenzw at pku dot edu dot cn

[Directions to BICMR] [Directions to my office in Chinese]

Summary of my research

My research interest lies in the broad field of large scale computational optimization with applications in science and engineering. The size and complexity of these problems have posed significant challenges to high performance computing. My research focuses on the study of the theoretical and computational aspects of both general optimization algorithms and special purpose methods that take advantage of problem structure.


Self motivated undergraduate, master, Ph.D students and postdoctoral fellows with solid mathematical background. Email me for details.

Research experience & Education

  • Professor (2021.8 -)
    Associate Professor (2013.8 - 2021.7)
    Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research, Peking University

  • Associate Professor (2010.8 - 2013.7)
    Department of Mathematics and Institute of Natural Sciences, Shanghai Jiaotong University

  • NSF Math Institutes’ Postdoc (2009.10 - 2011.2)
    Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA, and Rice University (2009.10 - 2010.9)
    Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA (2010.9 - 2011.2)

  • Ph.D in Operations Research (2009.9)
    Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University

  • M.S in Computational Mathematics (2004.6)
    Institute of Computational Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • B.S in Applied Mathematics (2001.6)
    Department of Mathematics, Shanghai Jiaotong University