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Z.-C. Shi and his daughter Zhen Shi


Family Name: SHI
Give Name: Zhong-ci
Birth data: December 5, 1933
Birthplace: Ningbo, Zhejiang
Nationality: Chinese
Academic rank: Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor of Mathematics

Present position

Field of research

Numerical Solution of PDE, Finite Element Methods


Department of Mathematics, Fudan University, 1951-55;
Graduate School, Steklov Institute of Mathematics, Moscow, 1956-60.

Professional experiences

  1. Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Computing Technology, CAS, 1961-64.
  2. Lecturer, 1965-77; Associate Professor, 1978--79; Professor, 1980-86, University of Science and Technology of China.
  3. Chairman of Department of Mathematics and Director of Computer Center, University of Science and Technology, 1984-88.
  4. Senior Research Fellow, Computing Center, CAS, 1987-1994.
  5. Director of Computing Center, CAS, 1987-91.
  6. Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Computational Mathematics, 1995-
  7. Visiting Professor, University of Frankfurt, Germany, Dec. 1981-Dec. 1983, Dec. 1985-Feb. 1986, Nov.-Dec. 1989, May-July, 1994.
  8. Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan, June-July, 1985.
  9. Visiting Professor, University of Rome, Italy, Oct.-Nov. 1985, Dec. 1992-Jan. 1993.
  10. Visiting Professor, Institute for Computer Applications, University of Stuttgart, Germany, March-May, 1986.
  11. Visiting Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, March-June of 1993.
  12. Visiting Professor, University of Complutense, Madrid, Nov. 1989, April 1994.
  13. Visiting Professor, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, August-Sept. 1994.
  14. Visiting Professor, Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan, March, 1996.
  15. Visiting Professor, Hong Kong Baptist Univ., Hong Kong, March--May,1996.
  16. Visiting Professor, Caltech, USA, Nov.-Dec. 1996.
  17. Visiting Professor, Texas Tech. Univ., USA, Nov.-Dec. 1997.
  18. Visiting Professor, Mittag Lefller Institute of Mathematics, Sweden,Feb. 1998.
  19. Visiting Professor, Chinese Univ. of HK, April, 1998.
  20. Visiting Professor, City Univ. of HK, Oct-Dec, 1998.
  21. Visiting Professor, HK Univ. of Science and Technology, Jan.--Feb.,1999.
  22. Visiting Professor, HK Baptist Univ., April--May, 1999.

Scientific membership and activities:

  1. Vice-President of the Chinese Mathematical Society, 1988-1995.
  2. Vice-President of the Chinese Society of Computational Mathematics, 1985-1989,
    President, 1994-
  3. Chief Editor:

    • International Journal of Computational Mathematics, VSP, The Netherlands,
    • Chinese Numerical Mathematics and Applications, Allerton Press, USA,
    • Mathematica Numerica Sinica, Science Press, China,
    • Numerical Methods and Computer Applications, Science Press, China,
    • Encyclopedia of Mathematics, Science Press, China.
  4. Associate Chief Editor:

    • Series on Applied Mathematics, World Scientific Publishing Co, Singapore,
    • Series on Computational Mathematics, Science Press, China,
    • Mathematical Research and Exploration, Dalian, China.
  5. Member of Editorial Board:

    • Numerische Mathematik (Germany),
    • Japan Journal of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (Japan),
    • Modelling and Scientific Computing (USA),
    • East-West Journal of Numerical Mathematics (Russia),
    • Mathematical Modelling and Computational Experiment (Russia),
    • Matematica Aplicade e Computacional (Brazil),
    • Scientia Sinica, Science Bulletin (Chinese Academy of Sciences),
    • Numerical Mathematics-a journal of Chinese universities (Nanjing),
    • Communication on Applied Mathematics and Computation (Shanghai).
  6. Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 1981-1983
  7. Member of the International Society for Interaction of Mathematics and Mechanics(ISIMM), 1986-
  8. International Steering Committee, biennial conference on Boundary and Interior Layers, 1986-
  9. Chair, The China-US Seminar on Boundary Integral and Boundary Element Methods in Physics and Engineering, Xi'an, 1987.
  10. Co-chair, The Sixth International Conference on Boundary and Interior Layers, Shanghai, 1988.
  11. Co-chair, International Conference on Scientific Computation, Hangzhou, 1991.
  12. Co-chair, The First China-Japan joint Seminar on Numerical Mathematics, Beijing, 1992.
  13. Co-chair, International Conference on Computation of Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems, Beijing, 1992.
  14. Chair, The Special Year on Numerical Mathematics, Nankai Institute of Mathematics, Sept. 1992-June 1993.
  15. Member of Scientific Committee, International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods, 1993-
  16. Co-chair, The Second Japan-China Joint Seminar on Numerical Mathematics, Tokyo, 1994.
  17. Chair, The Eighth Conference of Domain Decomposition Methods (DDM 8), Beijing, 1995.
  18. Co-chair, The Third China-Japan Joint Seminar on Numerical Mathematics, Dalian, China, 1996.
  19. Co-chair, The fourth Japan-China Joint Seminar on Numerical Mathematics, Chiba, Japan, 1998.
  20. Invited lectures at more than thirty universities, research institutes and international conferences in Germany, France, England, Italy, Russia, US, Ireland, Spain, Denmark, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines, 1981-
  21. Invited lectures at more than fourty universities, research institutes and international conferences in Germany, France, UK, Italy, Russia, Ireland, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, US Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, 1981-



    1. 2nd Prize Award, 1980, and 1st Prize Award, 1986, CAS.
    2. Named National Scientist with Outstanding Contributions, 1987, State Commission of Science and Technology.
    3. National Natural Science Award, 1987.


    Travelling, Classical music

    Present Address:

    Institute of Computational Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Science, P.O. Box 2719, Beijing 100080, China. Fax: (86-10) 62542285 Tel: (86-10) 62587583 Email: shi@lsec.cc.ac.cn