Yaohua Hu


Yaohua Hu, Ph.D.,
Professor, Associate Dean
School of Mathematical Science,
Shenzhen University


Yaohua Hu received his B.S. in Mathematics (Chu Kochen Honors College) and M.S. in Computational Mathematics from Zhejiang University in 2007 and 2009, respectively, and Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Hong Kong Polytechnic University (supervised by Prof. Xiaoqi YANG) in 2013. Then he continued his research work in Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Zhejiang University as a postdoctoral fellow. Yaohua Hu joined College of Mathematics and Statistics at Shenzhen University in May 2015, and now he is a professor there. His current research interests include theory and algorithms for large-scale optimization, and their various applications in statistics, machine learning, bioinformatics, and image processing.


  • I am looking for undergraduate students and MSc students with strong mathematics and applied mathematics background in pursuing Master or PhD study in my research group. If you are interested, you are welcome to contact me by email.

  • I would like to hire research assisstant professor and post-doctoral, who is familiar in optimization theory, algorithms or applications. If you are interested, please send your CV to me by email.

Research Interests

  • Optimization Theory, Algorithms and Applications.

  • Structured Sparse Optimization with Applications.

  • Machine Learning and Data Science.

  • Systems Biology, Computational Optics and Transportation Research.


  • Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU Faculty of Science, Hong Kong, December 2023.

  • Outstanding Contributions Award in Scientific Research of Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, October 2023.

  • National Science Foundation of Shenzhen for Distinguished Young Scholars, Shenzhen, March 2023.

  • National Science Foundation of China for Outstanding Young Scholars, China, August 2022.

  • First Prize of the Best Paper Award of Operations Research, Guangdong, December 2022.

  • First Prize of the Outstanding Research Achievement Award of Computational Mathematics, Guangdong, November 2021.

  • High-Level Talent in Shenzhen, Shenzhen, December 2020.

  • Outstanding Young Scholars in Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, December 2020.

  • High-Level Talent in Nanshan District of Shenzhen, Shenzhen, March 2017.

  • First Prize of the Best Paper Award of Computational Mathematics, Guangdong, November 2016.

  • Overseas High-Caliber Personnel, Shenzhen, August 2015.


  • Mailing address:
    Room 1409, Building of Arts, College of Mathematics and Statistics
    Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, P. R. China

  • E-mail: hyh19840428(at)163.com; mayhhu(at)szu.edu.cn

  • Phone Number: (+86) 0755-86938232