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The history of the Department of Mathematics at NUS traces back to 1929, when science education began in Singapore with the opening of Raffles College with less than five students enrolled in mathematics. Today it is one of the largest departments in NUS, with about 70 faculty members and teaching staff. The Department offers a wide selection of courses (called modules) covering very broad areas of mathematical sciences with about 6,000 students enrolling in each semester. Apart from offering B.Sc. programmes in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Quantitative Finance, the Department also participates actively in major interdisciplinary programmes, including the double degree programme in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, the double major programme in Mathematics and Economics. Another example of the Department's student centric educational philosophy is the Special Programme in Mathematics (SPM), which is specially designed for a select group of students who have a strong passion and aptitude for mathematics. The aim is to enable these students to build a solid foundation for a future career in mathematical research or state-of-the-art applications of mathematics in industry.

The Department is ranked among the best in Asia in mathematical research. It offers a diverse and vibrant programme in graduate studies, in fundamental and applied mathematics. In addition, it enhances the skills and knowledge of quantitative finance professionals through the MSc Programme in Quantitative Finance (MQF). The Department promotes interdisciplinary applications of mathematics in science, engineering and commerce. Faculty members' research covers all major areas of contemporary mathematics. For more information, please see research overview, selected publications, and faculty profile.



Mar 2015
The Department of Mathematics is pleased to establish a new University-level award titled "Medal of Excellence in Mathematics", with effect from AY2014/2015. Consisting of a gold medal and book prize of $500, this annual award will be awarded to a student in Mathematics who has obtained First Class honours and who has also demonstrated excellence and potential in the pursuit of Mathematics. The first award will be given out at Commencement 2015.
 
The paper "Polynomial chaos and scaling limits of disordered systems", jointly authored by Francesco Caravenna, Rongfeng Sun, and Nikos Zygouras, will appear in a future issue of the Journal of the European Mathematical Society.
 
The paper "Optimal tax-timing with asymmetric long-term/short-term capital gains tax", jointly authored by Min Dai, Hong Liu, Chen Yang and Yifei Zhong, will appear in a future issue of Review of Financial Studies.

Colloquium

 Stein's Method and Riemann Hypothesis
Speaker: SHAO Qiman
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Date: 08 Apr 2015 14:00
Venue: S17 #04-06 SR1

 

Current & Upcoming Seminars

 A finite field analogue of Jacquets's conjecture on local converse problem
Speaker: Chufeng Nien
Date: 02 Apr 2015 15:00
Venue: S17 #05-11 SR5
 Dependence mining using the Stein-Chen method
Speaker: Aihua Xia
Date: 08 Apr 2015 15:00
Venue: S17 #04-06 SR1