Kefeng Liu


Kefeng Liu (Chinese: 刘克峰; born 12 December 1965), is a Chinese-American mathematician who is known for his contributions to geometric analysis, particularly the geometry, topology and analysis of moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces and Calabi–Yau manifolds. He is a professor of mathematics at University of California, Los Angeles, as well as the Executive Director of the Center of Mathematical Sciences at Zhejiang University. He is best known for his collaboration with Bong Lian and Shing-Tung Yau in which they establish some enumerative geometry conjectures motivated by mirror symmetry.

Kefeng Liu
Kefeng Liu Hangzhou.jpg
Kefeng Liu at Hangzhou in 2004
Born (1965-12-12) 12 December 1965 (age 56)
Kaifeng, Henan, China
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materHarvard University
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Peking University
AwardsMorningside Gold Medal (2004)
Guggenheim Fellow (2002)
Scientific career
InstitutionsMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Zhejiang University
University of California, Los Angeles
Doctoral advisorShing-Tung Yau


Liu was born in Kaifeng, Henan province, China. In 1985, Liu received his B.A. in mathematics from the Department of Mathematics of Peking University in Beijing. In 1988, Liu obtained his M.A. from the Institute of Mathematics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing.[citation needed] Liu then went to study in the United States, obtaining a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1993 under Shing-Tung Yau.[1]

From 1993 to 1996, Liu was C. L. E. Moore Instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1996 to 2000, Liu was an assistant professor at Stanford University. Liu joined the University of California, Los Angeles faculty in 2000, where he was promoted to full professor in 2002.[2] In September 2003, Liu was appointed as the head of Zhejiang University's mathematics department.[3] Liu is currently the executive director of the Center of Mathematical Sciences at Zhejiang University.

Awards and honorsEdit

Editorial WorkEdit

  • 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.
  • Notices of the International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians, Co-Editor-in-Chief.
  • Advanced Lectures in Mathematics, Executive Editor.
  • Science China Mathematics, Editor.
  • Mathematics and Humanities, Co-Editor-in-Chief.


  1. ^ The Mathematics Genealogy Project – Kefeng Liu
  2. ^ Curriculum Vitae of Kefeng Liu
  3. ^ Professor Kefeng Liu is Appointed as Head of Mathematical Department

External linksEdit

  • Homepage of Kefeng Liu at UCLA
  • Homepage of Kefeng Liu at ZJU (in Chinese)
  • "A brief summary of my researches" by Kefeng Liu
  • The Mathematics Genealogy Project – Kefeng Liu
  • Knowledge, Technique, and Imagination – Kefeng Liu Hangzhou, April 2004