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SEMINAR:NTU Singapore – 30 Years of Transformation Prof.Ling San

Speaker: Prof. Ling San Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Deputy President and Provost President’s Chair in Mathematical Sciences

Title: NTU Singapore – 30 Years of Transformation

Date/Time: 23 May 2023 / 13:40 - 14:30

Place:FENS G032 (Physical Only)

Abstract: Established in 1991, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore has grown into one of the world’s major research-intensive universities in the past three decades. Education, research and innovation form the core of the university’s mission. They are also at the heart of national priorities for Singapore. In this talk, we shall give an overview of NTU Singapore’s journey of transformation, together with its strategy and initiatives to stay relevant in the rapidly-changing world.

Bio:Professor Ling is Deputy President and Provost at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Currently the President’s Chair in Mathematical Sciences, he joined NTU Singapore in 2005 as the Founding Head of Division of Mathematical Sciences in the School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), after 13 years at the National University of Singapore. He has previously been Chair of SPMS and Dean, College of Science, at NTU Singapore. Since August 2022, Professor Ling also serves concurrently as the Chief Scientific Advisor for the National Research Foundation, Singapore. He is also a member of the Committee of Government Scientific Advisors, Singapore. Professor Ling obtained his BA and MA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, and PhD in Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. The honours he has received include: the Singapore National Science Award (Team) in 2003, Public Administration Medal (Silver) by the President of the Republic of Singapore (2013), and Fellowship of the Singapore National Academy of Science (2014). He has also been a visiting scholar at institutions such as UC Berkeley, INRIA, the Technion and Hanyang University. Professor Ling’s research interests are in applications of algebra and number theory to coding theory and cryptography. He has published more than 230 papers, 2 textbooks and edited several conference proceedings. Professor Ling has also served on several professional bodies, and as a reviewer for research funding agencies in several countries.