Ding Xieping (Chinese: 丁协平; 16 April 1938 – 4 January 2020) was a Chinese mathematician and a professor at Sichuan Normal University. He served as Director of the Institute of Mathematics at the university.


Ding was born on 16 April 1938 in Zigong, Sichuan, Republic of China.[1] After graduating from Sichuan University in 1961, he taught as an assistant professor at the Department of Mathematics of the former Chengdu University (now Southwestern University of Finance and Economics).[1][2]

In 1964, Ding transferred to Sichuan Normal University, where he taught until his retirement in 2010. He served as Director of the university's Institute of Mathematics.[1] His research focus was nonlinear analysis and applications. Starting in 1979, he published more than 360 research papers, including 160 on Science Citation Index (SCI) journals.[1] In 1999 and 2000, he was China's most prolific authors of papers on SCI journals in the field of mathematics.[2]

He was named a National Outstanding Scientist in 1986 and was awarded a special pension for distinguished scholars by the State Council of the People's Republic of China. He was named a National Outstanding Teacher in 2001.[2]

Ding died on 4 January 2020, aged 81.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Zhang Cha 张叉 (2020-01-04). "著名数学家丁协平教授". Sichuan Normal University. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  2. ^ a b c Yue, Huairang (2020-01-05). "82岁著名数学家、四川师范大学教授丁协平逝世". The Paper. Retrieved 2020-01-14.