Shengkui Ye

Associate Professor of Practice in Mathematics at NYU Shanghai 


Shengkui Ye is an Associate Professor of Practice in Mathematics at NYU Shanghai. He was a Simons Postdoctoral Fellow at the math institute of Oxford University.

Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, he was a lecturer, senior lecturer at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. His research lies in topology and geometric group theory. In particular, he is interested in group actions on manifolds and non-positively curved spaces.  Homepage Link:  

Select Publications

  • Shengkui Ye, “Symmetries of flat manifolds, Jordan property and the general Zimmer program“,  Journal of the London Mathematical Society.Volume100 (2019), Issue3, 1065-1080.
  • Shengkui Ye, “Euler characteristics and actions of automorphism groups of free groups”,  Algebraic & Geometric Topology 18 (2018) 1195–1204.
  • Shengkui Ye, “Low-dimensional representations of matrix groups and group actions on CAT(0) spaces and manifolds”, Journal of Algebra 409(2014) 219-243.
  • Shengkui Ye, “A unified approach to the plus-construction, Bousfield localization, Moore spaces and zero-in-the-spectrum examples”. Israel Journal of Mathematics. 192 (2012) 699-717.


  • Ph.D., Mathematics, National University of Singapore, 2012.
  • BSc, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Harbin Institute of Technology, 2005.

Research Interests

  • Geometric group theory
  • Matrix group actions on manifolds