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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.

Jul 2015
The Department of Mathematics warmly congratulates its students from the class of 2015 who receive the following university level medals & prizes in the Commencement 2015:
  • Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal and Medal of Excellence in Mathematics: Johan Gunardi
  • Singapore Mathematical Society Medal and Prize: Ye Jin He
  • Leong Teng Kiang Memorial Prize in Mathematics: Sun Qing Wei
  • The Ven Dr. D. D. Chelliah Gold Medal: Lim Weiquan
  • Lijen Industrial Development Medals: Chua Teoh Guan, Sun Qing Wei, Wang Honghao
Professor SUN Yeneng, who is jointly appointed with the Department of Economics, has been appointed as a Goh Keng Swee Professor from a period of 3 years from 1 July 2015. The Goh Keng Swee Professorship is an appointment in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and conferred to faculty members in recognition of their outstanding and impacting scholarly accomplishments. Prof Sun previously held the title of Raffles Professor of Social Sciences from 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2015.
Associate Professor JI Hui has been appointed as a Dean's Chair from 1 July 2015. This appointment recognizes A/P JI's work on sparse representation and signal recovery which has its significance in both fundamental and advanced application of vision and imaging science.
Dr Vincent TAN Yan Fu, who is jointly appointed with the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, has been appointed as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications covering expertise in Finite Length Information Theory and Information-Theoretic Security, from June 2015.


 Theta functions and covering groups
Speaker: Solomon Friedberg
Boston College
Date: 19 Aug 2015 14:00
Venue: S17 #04-06 SR1


Current & Upcoming Seminars

 Morse theory on singular spaces
Speaker: Graeme Wilkin
Date: 02 Sep 2015 15:00
Venue: S17 #05-11 SR5
 Wavelet Frames on Non-Flat Domains and Applications
Speaker: Dong, Bin
Date: 02 Sep 2015 16:00
Venue: S17 #04-04 SR3
 On the Uniform Computational Content of Computatibility Theory
Speaker: Alexander Kreuzer
Date: 02 Sep 2015 17:00
Venue: S17 #04-06 SR1