Education, Teaching, Research, and Service 


Ph. D.  in Mathematics,  1993
University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB)

[Advisor: R.C. Thompon]

M.S. in Mathematics, 1987
Beijing Normal University
[Advisor: B.-Y. Wang]

B.S. in Mathematics, 1982
Shenyang Normal University


Distingushed  Professor, Nova Southeastern University-Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences  2013
Plenary Invited Speaker of  
the conference on Recent Advances in Linear Algebra and Graph Theory
                          University of Tennessee - Chattanooga, March, 2016,
Plenary Invited Speaker of the 18th International Linear Algebra Society Conference,
                           Rode Island, USA, June 3-7, 2013,
Invited Speaker  of 22nd International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics
                           Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada, Aug. 12-15, 2013,
Editorship (right)

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Editor of Banach Journal of Mathematical Analysis (BJMA) (2008-)
Collaborating Editor for Amer. Math. Monthly Problems (2000-)
Associate editor  for Int'l Journal of Information and Systems Sciences (IJISS) (2005-)
Advisory Editor for  Special Matrices (De Gruyter) (2013-)
J. of Mathematical Research and Applications (2015-)

Editor of  Linear and Multilinear Algebra (2006-2014)
Editor of Journal of Inequalities in Pure and Applied Mathematics (-2010)
Editor of  JP Journal of Algebra, Number Theory and Applications (-2007)
Contributing Editor of  Int'l Linear Algebra Society (ILAS) IMAGE (2008-2011)

Editor of Special Issue of  Linear Algebra  Appl. (LAA) ILAS Seoul Conference 2014-2015.
Editor of Special Issue of Linear and Multilinear Algebra (LAMA) for Ky Fan (2010-1011)
Editor of Special Issue of  Electron. J. Linear Algebra (ELA) , with R. Horn, Vol. 21, 2010.
Editor of Special Issue of  Linear Algebra  Appl. (LAA) in honor of S. Frieland, with A. Berman et al, Vol. 431, 2009.
Chief editor of Special Issue of  IJISS for 2006 Nova meeting on Matrix Analysis (2008)
Editor of Special Issue of  Linear Algebra  Appl. (LAA), with C-K Li and H. Woerdeman, Vol. 399, 2005.
Reviewer for Amer. Math. Soc. Mathematical Reviews (2000-2004)
Associate Editor of  the Int'l Lin. Alg. Soc.  (ILAS) Bulletin IMAGE  (1997-2005)
The Schur Complement and Its Applications, Ed., Springer, 2005.
Chapter contributors: 
T. Ando (Hokkaido University, Japan), 
C. Brezinski (Universit\'{e} des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France), 
R. Horn (University of Utah, Salt Lake City), 
C. Johnson (College of William and Mary, Williamsburg), 
J-Z Liu (Xiangtang University, China), 
S. Puntanen (University of Tampere, Finland), 
R. Smith (University of Tennessee, Chattanooga), 
G. P.H. Styan (McGill University, Canada), and 
F-Z Zhang (NSU, Fort Lauderdale).

p.25, line 5, T(\alph)  should be T[\alpha].
p. 31, line 4, "z(A) - z(B) = d > 0" should read "z(A) = z(B)-d, d > 0".
p.53, omit "Y:" in the diaplay (2.2.16).
p.111, there is a numbering error in this chapter (caused by merging the LaTex files when compiling the book). For instance,
Theorem 4.8 should read Theorem 4.1  (i.e., the first theorem of chapter 4).
Matrix Theory: Basic Results and Techniques, Springer-Verlag, 2nd edition, 2011.
(Much material has been added; particularly, there is a  chapter on Majorization Theory.)

Instructors are welcome to contact me to get Problem Solutions for the entire book.

Notes and Errata: (Click here)
Matrix Theory: Basic Results and Techniques, Springer-Verlag, 1999. 
A text or supplement for senior or graduate students. Also serves as a reference for instructors and researchers in the field of matrix theory and linear algebra. ISBN 0-387-98696-0

Linear Algebra: Challenging Problems for Students, 
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996,  176pp.
ISBN 0-8018-5458-X, 0-8018-5458-8 
A collection of  200 problems in linear algebra and matrix theory.

Linear Algebra: Challenging Problems for Students (Johns Hopkins Studies in the Mathematical Sciences)
Edition: second edition, 2009. 264 pages.

Hardcover  ISBN: 0801891256 ISBN 13: 9780801891250

Paperback  ISBN: 0801891264 ISBN 13: 9780801891267

A large collection of problems in linear algebra and matrix theory.

Errata for
2nd edition:
p.27,  2.6(c), 3rd row in the matrix, last  "a" should be "b"
p.37, 2.49, 1st row  in matrix A, the last "1" should be "-1"
Chinese version of the Marcus and Minc's  famous book 
A Survey of Matrix Theory and Matrix Inequalities
translated by F. Zhang and J.-P. Du,
Dalian University of Technology Press, 1990.
ISBN 7-5611-0273-9/O.49


Courses taught at Nova Southeastern on a regular basis (8 classes a year) 1993 Fall-present: Nova
1989-1993: University of California Santa Barbara
1992 Aug. - Dec.: The College of William and Mary
1987-1989: Beijing Normal University
1982-1984: Shenyang Nornmal University (then College)


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