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Scientific Advisory Board - Short CVs

 

   

Yum-Tong SIU (Chairman)

 

William Elwood Byerly Professor of Mathematics

 

Harvard University

 
 

Past appointments:

Chair, Department of Mathematics, Harvard University, 1996-1999

Professor of Mathematics, Harvard University, 1982-1992

Professor of Mathematics, Stanford University, 1978-1982

Professor of Mathematics, Yale University, 1972-1978

 

 

Education:

 

Ph.D., Princeton University, 1966

 

 

 

Research interests:

 

Several complex variables, complex algebraic geometry, complex differential geometry

 
   

Service:

 

Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Clay Institute of Mathematics, since 2003

 

International Advisor, Institute of Advanced Studies, NTU, since 2006

 

Member, Editorial Board, Analysis & PDE

 

Member, Advisory Board for Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universitat Hamburg

 
   

Honors and awards:

 

Bergman Prize, American Mathematical Society, 1993

 

Elected member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1998

 

Elected member, US National Academy of Sciences, 2002

 

Elected (foreign member), Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2004

 

Elected member, Academia Sinica (Taiwan), 2004

 

Corresponding Member, Goettingen Academy of Sciences, 1993

 

Honorary degree, University of Hong Kong, 1990

 

Honorary degree, University of Bochum (Germany), 1998

 

Honorary degree, University of Macau, 2006

 

Section Lecture, International Congress of Mathematicians 1978, Helsinki, Finland

 

Plenary Lecture, International Congress of Mathematicians 1983, Warsaw, Poland

 

Plenary Lecture, International Congress of Mathematicians 2002, Beijing, China

 
   
   

Louis CHEN

 

Emeritus Professor

 

Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics and Applied Probability

 

National University of Singapore

 

 

 

Past appointments:

 

Distinguished Professor, NUS, 2013-2015

 

Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor, NUS, 2006-2012

 

Director, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, NUS, 2000-2012

 

Head, Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, NUS, 2002-2004

 

Head, Department of Mathematics, NUS, 1996-2000

 

 

 

Education:

 

Ph.D., Stanford University, 1971

 

 

 

Research interests:

 

Probability, Stein's method, computational biology

 
   

Service:

 

President, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (USA), 2004-2005

 

President, Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability, 1997-1999

 

Member, Education Service Commission, Singapore, 1990-1998

 

Associate Editor, Bernoulli, 1993-2000

 

Associate Editor, Statistica Sinica, 1988-1996

 
   

Honors and awards:

 

Elected Fellow, Singapore National Academy of Science, 2011

 

Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques 2005 (conferred by French Government)

 

Public Administration Medal (Silver), Singapore, 2002 (Singapore National Day Award)

 

Elected Fellow, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), 2000

 

Excellence for Singapore Award, Singapore, 1997

 

National Science and Technology Award (Singapore), 1991

 
   
   

Wolfgang HACKBUSCH

 

Director and Scientific Member, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig

 

Honorary Professor, Leipzig University

Professor, University of Kiel (on leave)

 

Education:

 

Ph.D., Cologne University, 1973

 

Habilitation, Cologne University, 1979

 

 

 

Research interests:

 

Numerical methods in partial differential equations and integral equations, efficient solution of large-scale and high-dimensional problems

 
   

Service:

 

Founding member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, 1993

 
   

Honors and awards:

 

Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz Award of the DFG, 1994

 

Brouwer Medal, 1996

 

Member of Leopoldina, since 2006

 
   
   

Iain JOHNSTONE

 

Marjorie Mhoon Fair Professor

 

Departments of Statistics and Biomedical Data Sciences

 

Stanford University

 

 

 

Past appointments:

 

Chair, Department of Statistics, Stanford University, 1994-1997

 

Senior Associate Dean for Natural Sciences, Stanford University, 2003-2005

 

 

 

Education:

 

Ph.D., Cornell University, 1981

 

 

 

Research interests:

 

Statistics: high dimensional data, random matrix methods, decision theory, wavelet methods

 

 

 

Service:

 

President, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (USA), 2001-2002

 

NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate Advisory Committee, Chair 2008-2010, Member 2006-2008

 

NRC Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics, 2012-2014

 

Governance Board, Mathematical Research Institute MATRIX@Melbourne, 2015-present

 

 

 

Honors and awards:

 

Elected member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2003

 

Elected member, National Academy of Sciences, 2005

 

Section Lecture, International Congress of Mathematicians, 1998, Berlin

 

Plenary Lecture, International Congress of Mathematicians, 2006, Madrid

 

Royal Statistical Society Guy Medal in Silver,  2010

 

Guggenheim Fellow, 1997-1998

 

COPSS Presidents’ Award, 1995

 
   
   

Fang-hua LIN

 

Silver Professor

 

Department of Mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

 

New York University

 

 

 

Past appointments:

 

Professor, University of Chicago, 1988-1989

 

Courant Institute Instructor, New York University, 1985-1987

 

 

 

Other appointments:

 

Professor, New York University, 1989-present

 

 

 

Education:

 

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1985

 

 

 

Research interests:

 

Analysis and Partial Differential Equations, Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

 

 

 

Service:

 

ICM: Program Committee(Sectional), Chern Madel Selection Committee

 

AMS: Centenenial Fellowship Committee, Fan-Chung Fellowship Committee, M.Bocher Prize Committee

 

NSF: Various NSF Panels

 

Many Editorial Boards and Review Panels

 

 

 

Honors and awards:

 

A.P.Sloan Research Fellow, 1988

 

NSF-Presidential Young Investigator, 1989-1994

 

NSFC- Outstanding Young Researcher Award, 1998

 

Chang Jiang Chair Professor (Ministery of Education of China), 1999

 

AMS 2002 Bocher Prize, 2002

 

Silver Professor of Mathematics, New York University, 2002

 

Oversea Assessor for Chinese Academy of Science, 2002

 

Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2004

 

S.S.Chern Prize at ICCM, 2004

 

1000-Talents Short-Program, 2011

 
   
   

Jill PIPHER

 

Elisha Benjamin Andrews Professor of Mathematics

 

Brown University

 

 

 

Past appointments:

 

President, Association for Women in Mathematics, 2011-2013

 

Founding Director, NSF Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, Brown University

 

 

 

Education:

 

Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 1985

 

 

 

Research interests:

 

Harmonic analysis; Elliptic PDE; Cryptography

 

 

 

Service:

 

Member, AMS Committee on Committees, 2014-2016

 

Member, Selection Committee for the National Science Foundation Alan Waterman Award, 2014-2017

 

Member, Selection Committee for the American Mathematical Society Fellows Program, 2014-2017

 

Member, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Committee on Science Policy, 2014-2016

 

Member, DIMACS (Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science) Advisory Board, 2014-2016

 

US Delegate-at-large to the International Mathematical Union General Assembly, Korea, 2014

 

Member, Springer Advisory Board, Undergraduate and Graduate Texts in Mathematics Series, 2012-2016

 

President, Association for Women in Mathematics, 2011-2013

 

 

 

Honors and awards:

 

Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2015

 

Invited speaker, International Congress of Mathematicians, Seoul 2014

 

Elected Fellow of the American Mathematical Association, Inaugural class, 2012

 

NSF Mathematics Institute Award, 2010, 2015

 

Research Professor, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, 1997

 

 

 
   

QUEK Tong Boon

 

Advisor, DSO National Laboratories, Singapore

Adjunct Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, NUS

 

Education:

MA, University of Cambridge, 1981

MSc, National University of Singapore, 1985

 

Professional interests:

Defence technology and management of technology

 

 

 

Past appointments:

 

Chief Defence Scientist, Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)

 

 

 

Other appointments:

 

Board Member, Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR)

 

Board Member, Public Utilities Board (PUB)

 

 

 

Honors and awards:

 

Public Administration Medal (Silver), Singapore, 1996

 

Honorary Fellow, Institute of Engineers, Singapore (IES), 2009

 

Chevalier (Knight) of Légion of Honour of the French Republic, 2011

 

 

 
   

Hugh WOODIN

 

Professor of Philosophy and of Mathematics

Department of Philosophy

Department of Mathematics

Harvard University

 

Past appointments:

Professor of Mathematics, Caltech, 1983-1988

Professor of Mathematics, UC Berkeley, 1989-2003

Chair, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley, 2002-2003

Chair, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley, 2010-2011

Distinguished Professor, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley, 2003-2013

 

Education:

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1984

 

 

 

Research interests:

 

Set theory

 
   

Honors and awards:

 

Carol Karp Prize, Association for Symbolic Logic, 1989

 

Senior Humboldt Research Award, 1996

 

Elected Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2000

 

Honorary Professor, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science (Chinese Academy of Sciences), 2010

 

Section lecture, International Congress of Mathematicians 1986 at Berkeley, USA

 

Section lecture, International Congress of Mathematicians 2002 Beijing, China

 

Plenary Lecture, International Congress of Mathematicians 2010 Hyderabad, India

 

 

 
   

LAI Choy Heng (ex-officio)

 

Professor, Department of Physics, NUS

Deputy Director, Centre for Quantum Technologies, NUS

 

Past appointments:

 

Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Yale-NUS College, 2012-2014

 

Vice-Provost (Academic Personnel), NUS, 2003-2012

 

Dean, Faculty of Science, NUS, 2000-2003

 

Head, Department of Physics, NUS, 1998-2000

 

Chairman/Head, Programme in/Department of Computational Science, 1993-1997

 
   

Education:

 

AB (Honors in Physics) 1974, SM 1975, PhD 1978, The University of Chicago

 
   

Research interests:

 

Complex systems and networks; quantum information science

 
   

Service:

 

Deputy Chair, Science & Technology Selection Board, Singapore Youth Award, National Youth Council, Singapore, 1999-2002; 2011-2015

 

Management Board, Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore, 2001-2005

 

Management Board, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore, 2001-2005

 

A*STAR Science and Engineering Research Council 2010 Foresight Committee, 2004-2005

 

Chair, A*STAR Technology Scan Panel on Exploiting Nanotechnologies, 2004-2005

 

Chair, Management Board, NUS NanoScience and NanoTechnology Initiative, 2004-2012

 

Member, Achievement in Asia Award Selection Panel, Overseas Chinese Physics Association, 2007-2011

 

Member, University Selection Committee, NUS Outstanding and Young Researcher Awards, Outstanding and Young Partner in Research Awards 2006-2012

 

Member, National High Performance Computing Centre Executive Planning Committee, Singapore, 2010-2013

 

 

 

Honors and awards:

 

Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques, Government of France, 2002

 

Public Administration Medal (Silver), Republic of Singapore, 2003

 

 

 

   

CHONG Chi Tat (ex-officio)

 

University Professor, NUS

Director, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, NUS, since 2013

 

Past appointments:

 

Head, Department of Mathematics, NUS, 2006-2012

 

Professor of Mathematics, NUS, 1989-2004

 

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Deputy President and Provost, NUS, 1996-2004

 
   

Education:

 

Ph.D., Yale University, 1973

 
   

Research interests:

 

Computability theory

 
   

Service:

 

President, Singapore Mathematical Society, 1993-1996

 

Member, Council of Association for Symbolic Logic, 1996-2000

 

Editor, Journal of Mathematical Logic, since 2000

 

Member, Executive Committee, Council of Association for Symbolic Logic, since 2005

 

Chairman, Management Board, Asia Research Institute, since 2005

 

Member, Board of Trustees, UniSim, since 2005

 

Member, Board of Management, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, since 2001

 

 

 

Honors and awards:

 

Elected as Fellow of the Singapore National Academy of Science, 2011

 

Public Administration Medal (Gold), Singapore, 2002

 

 

 

 

 

CHOI Kwok Pui (ex-officio)

 

Associate Professor, NUS

Deputy Director, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, NUS, since 2015

 

Past appointments:

 

Deputy Head, Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, NUS, 2004-2010

 
   

Education:

 

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987

 
   

Research interests:

 

Probability, Computational Biology

 
   

 

 

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