Her main research areas are nonsmooth optimization and variational analysis, with a strong focus on bilevel optimization and its applications.
Born and educated in Southeast China, Jane graduated with a B.Sc. in pure mathematics from Xiamen University in 1982. After arriving in Canada, she earned an MBA degree in from Dalhousie University in 1986. Jane held a Killam postgraduate scholarship from Dalhousie University from 1987 to 1990, while completing a PhD in applied mathematics under the supervision of Professor Michael Dempster. In 1990, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques under the supervision of Professor Francis Clarke, before joining the University of Victoria in 1992 as an NSERC Women's Faculty Award holder. She attained full professorship at UVic in 2002.
Dr. Ye has been a visiting professor at Université de Pau France, Université de Perpignan, Université de Toulouse III, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Xiamen University. She was the recipient of the Canadian Mathematical Society's 2015 Krieger-Nelson Prize.
Jane's office is located in Room A443 of the David Turpin Building, located in the Northwest quadrant of Ring Road.
David Turpin Building, Room A443
Mathematics and Statistics
University of Victoria
PO BOX 1700 STN CSC
Canada V8W 2Y2