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Yunping Jiang Yunping Jiang received his Ph.D degree from the CUNY Graduate Center in 1990 under the direction of Dennis Sullivan.

After finishing his degree he received a postdoctoral position at the Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Stony Brook University and subsequently joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematics at Queens College, CUNY in 1992. In 1998 he was jointly appointed to the Doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center and in 2013 was named distinguished professor of mathematics.

Jiang has made fundamental contributions in the areas of dynamical systems, ergodic theory, and Teichmuller theory. He is the author of more than five dozen research papers, a research monograph, and has edited three conference proceedings. He is the recipient of numerous grants including National Science Foundation awards and a Simons Foundation collaborative award, and has served on several editorial boards of mathematics journals including the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society and the Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society.