Sanyang Liu is a Professor and PhD supervisor in School of Mathematics and Statistics, Xidian University. He was awarded the National Outstanding Teacher by Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, supported by the National Special Plan for High-level Talents by Ministry of Organization of the People's Republic of China, and received Government Special Allowance from the State Council. He is also elected as a member of the CPPCC.
His main research area is Optimization Methods and Applications. He has published more than 500 papers, including global hot papers and ESI highly cited papers. He obtained 3 National Teaching Achievement Awards, 10 Shaanxi Provincial Teaching Achievement Awards, 6 first-class and second-class prizes of Shaanxi Science and Technology awards. Two of his textbooks were awarded the National Planned Textbooks. He has supervised more than 300 MSc and PhD students.