Deputy President and Provost
President’s Chair in Mathematical Sciences
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), College of Science (CoS)
Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

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Academic Qualifications

1990    PhD    University of California, Berkeley, USA
1989    MA    University of Cambridge, UK
1985    BA (First Class Honours)    University of Cambridge, UK

Current Service

Since August 2022 Chief Scientific Advisor   National Research Foundation, Singapore
Since May 2022 Member   Strategic Planning Committee, Flagship Institute for Sustainability, Tohoku University
Since December 2021 Vice Chairman   Board of Directors, House of Anatole Ltd (drug halfway house)
Since October 2021 Member   Advisory Board, Green Frontier Capital
Since December 2020 Member   Executive Committee, Global MOOC Alliance
Since November 2020 Lead (Curriculum) & Member   Advanced Manufacturing Training Academy Training Council, Singapore
Since 2020 Member   President’s Science and Technology Awards Main Committee, A*STAR
Since 2020 Chairman   President’s Technology Award Selection Committee, A*STAR
Since December 2019 Member   Governing Board, University Alliance in Talent Education Development
Since September 2019 Member   Jurong Innovation District Working Committee, Singapore
Since May 2019 Vice President   Singapore National Academy of Science
Since April 2019 Member   Social Service SkillsFuture Tripartite Taskforce, Ministry of Social and Family Development, Singapore
Since September 2018 Co-Chair   Jurong Innovation District Advanced Manufacturing Steering Committee, Singapore
Since November 2017 Member   National Integration Council, Singapore
Since January 2015 Member   Management Board, Institute for Mathematical SciencesNational University of Singapore
Since September 2012 Overseas Member   Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Peer Review College, United Kingdom
Since 2012 Overseas Reviewer   Research Grant Council, Hong Kong
Since November 2009 Member   Editorial Board, Journal of the Indonesian Mathematical Society
Since October 2005 Consultant   Series of Mathematics textbooks for Secondary Schools, Star Publishing Pte Ltd
Since March 2003 Series co-editor   Series on Coding Theory and CryptologyWorld Scientific Publishing Company, Singapore

Research Interests

  1. Applications of algebra and number theory to combinatorial designs, coding theory, cryptography and sequences
  2. Arithmetic of modular curves and Galois representations