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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.

Oct 2015
The Department of Mathematics is pleased to establish a new University-level award titled "Louis Chen Hsiao Yun Best Dissertation Prize", with effect from AY2015/2016. This prize is awarded annually to the student with the best PhD thesis in the field of mathematics or applied mathematics, and is open to all graduating PhD students from the Department of Mathematics. The first award will be given out at Commencement 2016.
Professor Steven Kou, who is jointly appointed with the Risk Management Institute (RMI), has been appointed as a co-area editor of Financial Engineering for the journal Operations Research, from Nov 1, 2015 to Oct 31, 2020. Operations Research is one of the flagship journals of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the largest society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research, management science, and analytics.


 Complex Brunn-Minkowski Theory
Speaker: Bo Berndtsson
Chalmers University of Technology
Date: 11 Nov 2015 14:00
Venue: S17 #04-06 SR1


Current & Upcoming Seminars

 Menger compacta as projective Fraisse limits with emphasis on dimension one
Speaker: Slawomir Solecki
Date: 02 Dec 2015 17:00
Venue: S17 #04-06 SR1
 On free and nearly free plane curves
Speaker: Alex Dimca
Date: 09 Dec 2015 15:00
Venue: S17 #05-11 SR5