Wenxiong Chen obtained his PhD degree in 1986 from Institute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica in the area of nonlinear PDE's and geometric analysis. After completing his postdoctoral training at University of Pennsylvania , he worked there as a visiting assistant professor for 3 years. He then served at Missouri State University for 10 years, and is now a tenure professor at Yeshiva University . He has published about 50 papers, many of them are in prestigious math journals, including one in the Annales of Mathematics. According to AMS, the citation rate of his joint paper with Congming Li—Classification of Solutions of Some Nonlinear Elliptic Equations—is ranked top 5 among all published math papers in the year of 1991. His research has been supported by grants from US National Science Foundation for 16 years. Previously, he studied non-linear elliptic partial differential equations on Riemannian manifolds, such as prescribing Gaussian and scalar curvature on manifolds. Recently, he focuses on fully nonlinear system of integral equations, mainly on qualitative properties of solutions, such as symmetry, regularity, and asymptotic behaviors. Many of such integral systems are equivalent to PDE systems, hence these results can also be applied to PDE systems.
Congming Li received his bachelor's degree from the University of Science and Technology of China and his Ph.D degree from New York University under the supervision of Professor Louis Nirenberg. He is currently at the Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder . His research interests include: Nonlinear Elliptic Systems, Classification of Solutions, Stability of Solutions to Fluid type Equations.