B.S., Mathematics, National University of Singapore, 1990
M.A., Mathematics, York University, North York, Ontario, Canada, 1991
M.A., Mathematics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1993
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1998
I was born in Singapore on April 1965, the same year Singapore became independent from Malaysia. My brother and I were brought up by our grandparents on this tiny island nation. I have a very happy childhood. I always love Mathematics and my only brother who later became an artist now lives in Vermont.
I got a Master of Arts degree from Canana and got another Master of Arts degree from Rochester, NY. After that, I pursued a PhD on Algebraic Topology.
I met my wife while travelling in Jakarta in Indonesia and now we are married and have a beautiful daughter.
I like spending time with my family be it cooking or dining together or simply going for a walk around the neighborhood. I also like practicing Tai Chi and jogging.
I love teaching and enjoy inspiring students on all the different areas of Mathematics that once inspired me. I am still amazed by the Math that I learn and rediscovering many new things as I embark on my mathematical career.