Zhao Xinyuan

Personal profile

Name: Zhao Xinyuan

Gender: Female

Degrees: Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor



  • Ph.D. (2009), Department of Mathematics, National University of Singapore, Advisor: Prof. Toh Kim Chuan, Co-advisor: Prof. Defeng Sun;

  • M.Sc. (2002), Department of Computational Mathematics, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics;

  • B.Sc.(1999), Department of Computational Mathematics,Nanjing Universityof Aeronautics and Astronautics

Research Areas

1. Matrix Optimization Problems: algorithms, applications, and theory;

2. Fast algorithms for large scale statistical and machine learning problems;


  1. D.F. Sun, K.C. Toh, Y.C. Yuan, and X.Y. Zhao, SDPNAL+: A Matlab software for semidefinite programming with bound constraints (version 1.0), Optimization Methods and Software, 35 (2020), 87-115. arXiv:1710.10604

  2. Ying Cui, Chao Ding, and Xinyuan Zhao, Quadratic growth conditions for convex matrix optimization problems associated with spectral functions, SIAM Journal on Optimization, 2017, 27(4): 2332-2355.

  3. Bai Yan, Qi Zhao, Zhihai Wang and Xinyuan Zhao, A hybrid evolutionary algorithm for multiobjective sparse reconstruction, Signal, Image and Video Processing, 2017, 11(6): 993-1000.

  4. X. Y. Zhao, T. Cai, and D. Xu, A Newton-CG Augmented Lagrangian Method for Convex Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Semidefinite Programs, Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, 95(2015), pp 337-345.

  5. Chenchen Wu, Dachuan Xu, and Xinyuan Zhao, Improved approximation algorithm for the 2-catalog segmentation problems using semidefinite programming relaxations, Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, 2012, 8(1): 117-126.

  6. Xin-Yuan Zhao and Kim-Chuan Toh, Infeasible potential reduction algorithms for Semidefinite Programming, Pacific Journal of Optimization, 2012, 8(4): 725-753.

  7. Xing Wang, Dachuan Xu, and Xinyuan Zhao, A primal-dual approximation algorithm for the stochastic facility location problem with service installation costs, Frontiers of Mathematics in China, 2011, 6(5): 957-964.

  8. Xin-Yuan Zhao, Defeng Sun, and Kim-Chuan Toh, A Newton-CG augmented Lagrangian method for semidefinite programming, SIAM Journal on Optimization, 2010, 20: 1737-1765.

Research Projects

  • 2019-2022, the National Nature Science Foundation of China (No. 11871002).

  • 2018-2019, the General Program of Science and Technology of Beijing Municipal Education Commission.

  • 2014-2016,Development Program for the Internationalization of Youth Mentors of Beijing University of Technology,

  • 2012-2014,the National Natural Science Foundation for Young Scholars of China (No.11101016).

  • 2011,the Doctor Startup Fund of Beijing Universityof Technology.

Current Professional Societies

  • 1. Board member of the Mathematical Programming Branch of OR Society of China;

  • 2. Board member of Operations Research Society of Beijing.