Zhong-Jin Ruan Papers
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Brief Description:

Zhong-Jin Ruan was assistant professor (1988-93), associate professor (1993-98); and professor (1998-2019) of mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Professor Ruan has been an emeritus professor of mathematics at UIUC since 2019. He is best known for his work on operator spaces, operator algebras, Banach Algebra and locally compact quantum groups. In 1986, he discovered a matricial norm characterization for operator spaces.

Professor Ruan's papers include a curriculum vitae, journal publications, teaching materials, academic annual reports (1988-2018), recommendation letters, conferences presentations (including his talks in China), as well as applications for research, grants, tenure, and sabbaticals. Research notes relate to topics in geometry, operator algebras, and measure theory. Papers also include committee files, his records as editor for the Illinois Journal of Mathematics (1992 & 2002) as well as his grant applications with the National Science Foundation (NSF, 1988-2012) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (1999). Publications include A New Approach to Operator Spaces (1993), Complexification of Real Operator spaces (2003), and Completely Bounded Multipliers over Locally Compact Quantum Groups (2010).

Professor Ruan's papers consist of two accessions. The first accession (06/23/2021) contains three series: Series 1, Personal Files and Publications (1990 - ca. 2010) arranged chronologically. Series 2, Subject Files (1979 - 2020) arranged by subheadings; within each subheading materials are arranged chronologically. Series 3, Grant Applications and Research Proposals (1988 - 2020) arranged chronologically

The second accession contains three series: Series 1, Files and Publications (1990- 2012), arranged alphabetically. Series 2, Subject Files (1980s-2016), arranged alphabetically. Series 3, Grant Applications and Research Proposals, (1993-2005), arranged chronologically.

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University of Illinois Archives
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Record Series Number: 15/14/44
Created by: Ruan, Zhong-Jin
Volume: 3.5 cubic feet
Acquired: 06/23/2020.
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/0151444.8.pdf
Arrangement:

Series Arrangement:

Accession 1:

Series 1, Personal Files and Publications (1990-ca. 2010), consists of Professor Ruan's CV, followed by publications. The series is arranged chronologically.

Series 2, Subject Files (1979-2020), is organized into the following subheadings: Academic Annual Reports and Sabbatical Applications; Conferences, Talks, and Research Notes; Teaching Materials; and Committee Work; files in each subheading are listed chronologically. In 'Conferences, Talks, and Research Notes' undated files are listed at the end and are arranged alphabetically.

Series 3, Grant Applications and Research Proposals (1988-2020), is arranged chronologically.

Accession 2:

Series 1, Files and Publications (1990 - 2012) consists of correspondence, a pin from Nankai University, photographs, and publications. Professor Ruan's publications reflect his research interests in operator spaces, quantum groups, and Banach Algebra. Series 1 is arranged alphabetically.

Series 2, Subject Files (ca. 1980 - 2018) consists of conference notes, recommendation letters, teaching materials, and notes from lectures, presentations, and talks. Series 2 is arranged alphabetically.

Series 3, Grant Applications and Research Proposals (1993 - 2005) consists of applications for NSF (National Science Foundation) grants and a UIUC research board application, and is arranged chronologically.

Biographical Note for Ruan, Zhong-Jin :

Zhong-Jin Ruan (1955 - ) was assistant professor (1988-93), associate professor (1993-98); and professor (1998-2019) of mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Professor Ruan has been an emeritus professor of mathematics at UIUC since 2019. He is best known for his work in operator spaces, operator algebras, Banach Algebra and locally compact quantum groups. In 1986, he discovered a matricial norm characterization for operator spaces.

Ruan was born in China on December 22, 1955, and earned a B.A. from Nankai University (Tianjin, China) in 1982. He continued his studies in the United States, where he earned a M.A. in mathematics from Pennsylvania State University (1984) and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles (1987), working with Edward G. Effros as his thesis advisor. Ruan was visiting assistant professor at the University of California at Berkeley (1987-88) prior to his appointment at UIUC. Over the course of his career, he held a fellowship at the UIUC Center for Advanced Study (1990-91) and visiting professorships at The Fields Institute at Waterloo, Canada (1995), IHP, Paris (2000), MSRI Berkeley (2001) and Universite de Franche-Comte, Besancon, Franche-Comte, France (2005). He served as editor for the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications (2002-2007), Illinois Journal of Mathematics (2002-2007), Frontiers of Mathematics (2008), and Operators and Matrices (2012). He lectured widely on his research interests and organized a number of conferences, including the Wabash Seminars and Miniconference (2001-present); International Conference on Banach Spaces and Operator Spaces at Nankai University, Tianjin, China (2007), and the Workshop on Operator Spaces and Quantum Groups at the Fields Institute, Toronto Canada (2007).

Ruan was the recipient of the UIUC Mahlon M. Day Award for Distinguished Mathematical Research (2003-2005). He retired in May 2019.

Sources:

"Zhong-Jin Ruan," accessed April 23, 2021, https://faculty.math.illinois.edu/~ruan/.

"Zhong-Jin Ruan," Math Times, UIUC Department of Mathematics (Spring 2019): p. 21

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