Zhijun (George) Qiao, Ph D

Presidents Endowed Professor

School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Texas  Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX 78539

E-mail: zhijun.qiao@utrgv.edu   URL: http://faculty.utrgv.edu/zhijun.qiao   Tel: 956-665-3406  

Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30pm C 5:30pm or by appointment, Location: EMAGC 3.722 or https://utrgv.zoom.us/j/2824166420

Education:   Ph.D. Institute of Mathematics, Fudan University, 02/1995-06/1997


Research Areas: Applied Mathematics and Nonlinear Mathematical Physics (two monographs and 234 publications)
Research Interests:  Integrable Systems, Solitons, Inverse Problem of Maxwell Equations, Radar Image and Signal Processing,    Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) image Reconstructions.


Current Research Grant Activities: 1) Presidents Endowed Research Program, 2) PhD/PRF/DGA/GTA Research Projects in Nonlinear Sciences, and 3) Two GAANN programs cooperated with the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department and the Computer Science (CS) department, great funds to cover master graduate student stipends, tuitions and fees, and wonderful research for two of interdisciplinary areas in our PhD MSIA program. Any students interested in these two programs, please contact me at zhijun.qiao@utrgv.edu or Dr. Zhou (ECE) at yong.zhou@utrgv.edu or Dr. Bin Fu (CS) at bin.fu@utrgv.edu.   


Academic Services:

Editors-in-Chief for Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics

Editor for Studies in Applied Mathematics

Editor for Journal of Applied Analysis and Computation

Editor for Journal of Nonlinear Modeling and Analysis

Editor for Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics

Editor for Journal of Image and Graphics

Advisor for SPIE UTRGV Chapter

ORCID ID orcid.org/0000-0002-5578-6181




 Fall 2023 Course Schedule (Office Hours)


Subject and Course

MW:  6:00pm C 7:40pm

Classroom: EMAGC 1.318

MATH 2414.03 (Syllabus and Notes are available in the blackboard)
Calculus II

MW:  8:00pm C 9:15pm

Classroom: EMAGC 1.320 https://utrgv.zoom.us/j/2824166420

MATH 6360. 01&90L (Syllabus and Notes are available in the blackboard)

Ordinary Differential Equations


Subject and Course

T/F 11:00amC12:00pm

EMAGC 1.212



R 3:00pmC4:00pm

EMAGC 2.412



R 2:00pm C 3:00pm

EMAGC 2.412


Integrable Systems and Nonlinear Mechanics Seminar

Graduate Students, Faculty & Scholars



SPIE Chapter Seminar

Students, Faculty & Scholars



PRF/DGA/GTA Research Development Seminar  

Graduate Students, Faculty & Scholars


Past Research Grants:

DoED Project ($666K, 2012 C 2016): GAANN: Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need. This GAANN program provides fellowships, through UTPA-MATH departments, to assist graduate students with excellent records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in their course study at the institution in math field. GAANN application is accepted any time. Please contact zhiun.qiao@utrgv.edu if you want more information.


THECB project ($145K, 2010 C 2013) on Fourier Integral Operation and Its Applications in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Image Restoration. Graduate and undergraduate students are now accepted for application for spring/summer/fall 2012. For graduate students' application, click here, and for undergraduate students, click here. There is a Ph D study connected to UT-Arlington, and master students from UTPA may pursue their Ph D degrees at UT-Arlington after this program. Please contact zhijun.qiao@utrgv.edu for more information.


Program Workshops:

2016 Fall Visiting Scholars, Faculty, and Students Workshops on Mathematics and their Applications in related fields

2015 Fall Visiting Scholar Workshop on Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems with Applications in Physics and Biology (flyer)

2014 Fall Visiting Scholar Workshop on Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Their Applications in Physics and Engineering

2013 Spring Workshop Applied Analysis and Differential Equations

2012 Spring Workshop on Integrable System and Soliton

2011 Fall Workshop on Frontier Studies on Integrable Systems and Applications

2011 Summer Workshop on Applied Mathematics and Image Processing
2010 Applied Math and Analysis for Radar Data And Image Workshop

2008 Solitons and Integrable Systems Workshop 


Current Seminars: 1) Integrable System and Nonlinear Sciences Seminar, EPP/SRP Project, Students, Faculty & Scholars (Tuesdays/Fridays: 11:00am C 12:00pm); 2) PhD/PRF/DGA/GTA Thesis Research and Advisement Seminar, Graduate Students, Faculty & Scholars (Thursdays 2:00pm C 3:00pm); 3) GRDS-SPIE Chapter Seminar (Thursdays 3:00pmC4:00pm), Students, Faculty & Scholars.


Past program seminars:

DoED-GAANN and NHARP Program Students Training and Supervision Seminars (2012 C Present)

DoD/NHARP Student Training and Supervision Seminar (2008-2012)



Previous Course Schedule click here


Courses taught in previous years:

Math 8378 C Advanced Inverse Problem and Image Reconstructions

Math 8363 C Solitons and Intgerable Models

Math 7301 - Thesis II

Math 7100 - Thesis Extension

Math 7300 - Thesis I

Univ  6100 - Comprehensive Exam Extension 

Math 6399 - Special Topics: Solitons and Integrable Systems in Mathematics

Math 6399 - Special Topics: Boundary Value Problems

Math 6391 - Masters Project

Math 6378 - Inverse Problem and Image Reconstructions

Math 6369 - Mathematical Methods

Math 6363 - Integrable Systems                                                                                     

Math 6362 - Fourier Analysis

Math 6360 - Ordinary Differential Equations

Math 4391 - Research Experience in Math

Math 4390 - Math Project

Math 4346 - Integral Transforms

Math 4344 - Boundary Value Problems

Math 4342 - Complex Variables

Math 3352 - Modern Geometry I

Math 3350 - Introductions to Mathematical Proofs

Math 3341 - Differential Equations

Math 2318 - Linear Algebra

Math 2415 - Calculus III

Math 2414 - Calculus II

Math 2413 - Calculus I

Math 2412 - Pre-Calculus

Math 1325 - Business Calculus

Math 1314 - College Algebra
Math 0320 - Intermediate Algebra