Kefeng Liu

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Kefeng Liu (Chinese: 刘克峰; born February 1965), is a Chinese mathematician mainly working in topology. Liu is the current head of the Department of Mathematics at Zhejiang University (ZJU) in Hangzhou. He is also the current Executive Director of the Center of Mathematical Sciences of ZJU.


Liu was born February 1965 in Kaifeng, Henan Province, China. In 1985, Liu graduated BA in mathematics from the Department of Mathematics of Peking University in Beijing. In 1988, Liu obtained his MA from the Institute of Mathematics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing.[1] Liu then went to study in the USA, and obtained a PhD from Harvard University in 1993 under Shing-Tung Yau.[2]

From 1993 to 1996, Liu was C. L. E. Moore Instructor at MIT. From 1996 to 2000, Liu was an assistant professor at Stanford University. From 2000 to 2002, Liu was an associate professor at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2000–2002. In 2002, Liu became a professor at UCLA.[3] In September 2003, Liu was appointed as the head of mathematical department of Zhejiang University. Liu is also a vice-director of the Center of Mathematical Sciences at Zhejiang University.[4]

Liu was named a Frederick E. Terman Fellowship from 1997 until 2001. From 1998 to 2001, Liu held a Sloan Fellowship. In 2002, Liu was a Guggenheim Fellow.

Editorial Work[edit]

  • Communications in Analysis and Geometry, Editor-in-Chief
  • Pure and Applied Mathematical Quarterly, Co-Editor-in-Chief.
  • Asian Journal of Mathematics, Editor.
  • Pacific Journal of Mathematics, Editor.


  1. ^ Biography of Kefeng Liu ( (In Chinese)
  2. ^ The Mathematics Genealogy Project – Kefeng Liu
  3. ^ Curriculum Vitae of Kefeng Liu
  4. ^ Professor Kefeng Liu is Appointed as Head of Mathematical Department

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