Shanghai Jiao Tong University, initially known as Nan Yang Public School, was founded in 1896. The Department of Mathematics came to existence later, in 1928. One evidence of its place in modern mathematics in China is that the first Congress of the Chinese Mathematical Society was held in 1935 at SJTU. Its past graduates include names such as Wu Wenjun, member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, known for his “Wu class” in topology; Hu Hesheng, also a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Tony Cai, Winner of the COPSS Presidents’ Award; Ling Wen, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering who heads the Sheng Hua Group, a first rate coal mining company; Shen Nan Peng, a prominent figure in venture capital investment today.
In 2014, the Department of Mathematics was selected by the government as one of the first four Model Schools for Internationalization, which encourages us to be more international in its practices, vision and outlook. As the department was getting bigger, it was reorganized into the School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS) in December 2015. The School consists of 3 departments (Mathematics, Applied and Computational Mathematics, and Statistics) and 1 center (Research Center for Mathematics Education).
SMS is composed of 117 faculty members including 41 professors, 50 associate professors and 23 special researchers (equivalent to tenure-track assistant professors). Among the faculty, there are 98% of them holding a Ph.D degree and 40% of them graduating from an overseas university.
At undergraduate level, we offer B.Sc. in Mathematics. B.Sc. in Statistics will enroll students since 2018 admission. For graduate education, a range of research and taught oriented programs are offered. Students can choose to further their doctoral study with major in Mathematics or in Statistics in our school. We offer as well M.Sc. in Mathematics by Research and M.Sc. in Applied Statistics by Coursework. In August 2018, we will welcome our first batch of students enrolled in the M.Sc. in Quantitative Finance (a joint taught program with Department of Mathematics, National University of Singapore).
The School of Mathematical Sciences has been enhancing collaboration with world-class universities and research institutes.
In 2012, the School of Mathematical Sciences jointly with Institute of Natural Sciences, SJTU, became a node of the NSF DMS Research Network KI-net (Kinetic Description of Multiscale Phenomena in Natural Sciences). Over the last few years the School has signed agreements on joint educational programs and scientific collaboration with Université Pierre et Marie Curie, University of Konstanz, National University of Singapore, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong, University of Wisconsin at Madison, University of Indiana, Pennsylvania State University, etc.
Key Lab of Scientific and Engineering Computing
Zhiyuan Center for Mathematical Sciences (funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China)
Key Lab of Multi-physics Modeling, Analysis and Calculation
Institute of Natural Sciences
Institute of Complex System