Obtained a B.Sc. (1982) in Pure Mathematics from Xiamen University and an M.BA. (1986) and an Ph.D (1990) from Dalhousie University. Held a Killam postgraduate scholarship(1987-1990) while completing a PhD in applied mathematics under the supervision of Professor Michael Dempster. Worked as postdoctoral researcher(1990-1992) at the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques under the supervision of Professor Francis Clarke. Joined the University of Victoria as an assistant professor(1992) with a NSERC Women's Faculty Award holder, associate professor with tenure(1997) and full professor(2002).
Has been a visiting professor at Université de Pau France, Université de Perpignan, Université de Toulouse III, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Xiamen University, and Hong Kong Baptist University.
Editoral Service: Associate editor of SIAM Journal on Optimization and Set-Valued and Variational Analysis: Theory and Applications.
The recipient of the Canadian Mathematical Society's 2015 Krieger-Nelson Prize.
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