JRMF HK 2018



Organizing Committee of Julia Robinson Math Festival in Hong Kong



Dr. TAN, Chee Wei Director

City University of Hong Kong


Biography: Chee Wei Tan received the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University in 2008. He founded The Algebra Game Project sponsored by Facebook FbStart. His Erdos number is 3. He is interested in personalized learning technologies, computer science education and mathematics.

Mr. SHEN, Jian Co-Director

Caravel Group


Biography: Jian Shen received his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Princeton University in 2007 where he was also the president of the undergraduate math club. Prior to joining Caravel as a data scientist, he co-founded Sapiens Technologies in Hong Kong.

Advisor


Dr. SAUL, Mark

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival


Biography: Mark Saul is the Executive Director of the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival (JRMF). Before this, Saul has worked as Director of Competitions for the Mathematical Association of America, which runs the largest math contest program in the country. Saul has been a senior scholar for the John Templeton Foundation, guiding their portfolio in gifted education. He was also a program officer for the National Science Foundation, where his portfolio included programs in mathematics curriculum, in teacher professional development, and the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. He is a 1984 recipient of that award.

Mr. NG, Bernard

Singapore International School (Hong Kong)

Biography: Bernard Ng taught mainly Mathematics at the Primary level for more than 10 years before his appointment as the Vice Principal (PY & Primary Section) of Singapore International School (HK) in 2012.

Math Mentor-Facilitator



Ms. BRADLEY, Anna

Chinese International School


Biography: Anna is an experienced mathematics teacher at the Chinese International School in Hong Kong.

Ms. Daniela Vasile

ESF South Island School


Biography: Daniela Vasile is an experienced mathematics teacher and the Head of Mathematics at ESF South Island School.

Ms. Nidhi Maskara

ESF Island School


Biography: Nidhi Maskara is an experienced teacher of Mathematics from the ESF Island School.


Mr Alvin Soon

Singapore International School Hong Kong


Biography: Alvin is currently the Vice-Principal (Secondary) and IB Diploma Coordinator at the Singapore International School (Hong Kong). Many years ago, he started his teaching career as a mathematics teacher in Singapore. Before joining the current school, he was teaching mathematics at School of the Arts (SOTA) in Singapore to the students pursuing the IB Diploma Programme. He majored in mathematics and graduated from University of Warwick with a Masters degree. He is married to a musician with two lovely children, aged 6 and 11.

Mr Tee Koon Beng

Singapore International School Hong Kong


Biography: Koon Beng is currently teaching secondary mathematics at the Singapore International School (Hong Kong). He enjoys persevering through challenging and interesting mathematical questions. He has taught in Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Mr Tan Chee Kian

Singapore International School Hong Kong


Biography: Chee Kian is currently teaching IGCSE and IB in Singapore International School (Hong Kong). He has taught for 9 years in Singapore and possesses a degree in Applied Mathematics from National University of Singapore.


Mr Ho Foo Him

Singapore International School Hong Kong


Biography: Foo Him is an experienced mathematics educator. Before joining the Singapore International School (Hong Kong) as a senior teacher (Mathematics), he worked for the Curriculum Planning and Development Division in the Ministry of Education, taught in a Junior College and worked as a supervisor in the National Institute of Education in Singapore.

Mr Lian Boon Shen

Singapore International School Hong Kong


Biography: Boon Shen is currently a Mathematics teacher at the Singapore International School (Hong Kong). He possesses a Bachelor degree with Diploma in Education (from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), majoring in Mathematics and Geography. He has more than 16 years of teaching experience especially at secondary level in Singapore and Hong Kong. He is well-versed in teaching lower and upper secondary Mathematics (including Additional Mathematics) and Geography.

Mr David Cheung

Singapore International School Hong Kong


Biography: David is currently a mathematics teacher at Singapore International School (Hong Kong). He completed a BSc (Honours) in Psychology at the University of Warwick, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at the University of Keele, and a MA in Education at the University of Nottingham. He is currently completing a PhD at the University College of London.


Ms Mico Wong

Singapore International School Hong Kong


Biography: Mico is a mathematics teacher at the Singapore International School (Hong Kong). She possesses a doctoral degree in Electronic Engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a PgD Education (major in mathematics and minor in physics). She has taught mathematics at other schools in Hong Kong and possesses research experience in universities.

Mrs Karen Yeong

Singapore International School Hong Kong


Biography: Karen is currently teaching mathematics in Singapore International School (Hong Kong) and she has been with the school for 5 years. She graduated from the National University of Singapore and has more than 10 years of teaching experience in mathematics in Singapore.

Mr Vincent Chu

Singapore International School Hong Kong


Biography: Vincent Chu is currently a mathematics teacher at the Singapore International School (Hong Kong). He obtained Bachelor’s Degree from University of Hong Kong in Engineering. He has taught in various international schools in Hong Kong.


Miss Clara Tai

Singapore International School Hong Kong


Biography: Clara Tai is currently a mathematics teacher at the Singapore International School (Hong Kong). She possesses two masters degrees - in Education (from The University of Hong Kong) and Mathematics (from The Chinese University of Hong Kong), and she has taught DP, IGCSE, and MYP in Hong Kong.

Mr Chichula Kalesware Rao

Singapore International School Hong Kong


Biography: Chichula Kaleswara Rao obtained M.Sc (Mathematics) and B.Ed (Math & Physical sciences) from Andhra University, India. He has been teaching mathematics for IGCSE, IBDP and EDEXCEL for more than 17 years. He is an assistant examiner and moderator for IBDP mathematics (HL) and also an assistant examiner for IGCSE mathematics.

Ms Lily Chan

Singapore International School Hong Kong (Primary)


Biography: Lily is currently teaching Primary 3 and Primary 5 Mathematics in Singapore International School (Hong Kong). She has taught in the different primary schools in Singapore for 20 years and possesses a degree in Mathematics and a masters in mathematics education.


Ms Yvonne Fung

Singapore International School Hong Kong (Primary)


Biography: Yvonne is currently teaching elementary Mathematics in Singapore International School (Hong Kong). She has taught Secondary Mathematics in Singapore and also taught in international schools in Shanghai. Engaging students in cooperative problem-solving and leading them to persevere through challenging Math problems give her the greatest sense of achievement.

Ms Veronica Yeo

Singapore International School Hong Kong (Primary)


Biography: Veronica has been an experienced upper primary Math and Science teacher for over 20 years in Singapore schools. She has also taught upper primary Math and Science in Singapore International School (Hong Kong). She believes that Math learning should be engaging and there should be more opportunities for children to explore Math in real life. Hence it is important that teachers should help children build up their metacognitive and Math reasoning abilities. This will allow the children to appreciate Math and better articulate these reasoning accurately in their daily lives.

Ms Wendy Ong

Singapore International School Hong Kong (Primary)


Biography: Wendy is currently a Primary 5 Mathematics teacher in Singapore International School (HK). She has more than ten years of teaching experience under her belt. She has taught Mathematics in Singapore across the different levels, from P1 to P5. She believes that everyone can learn Maths with the right strategies. She believes that pupils’ engagement is an important element in effective lessons and very often deploys games, quizzes and hands-on activities to make learning fun and enjoyable.


Ms Edwina Lam

Singapore International School Hong Kong (Primary)


Biography: Edwina is currently a Primary 6 Mathematics teacher in Singapore International School (Hong Kong). Her previous experience include teaching primary and secondary Mathematics and English in local and international schools. She has obtained Master of Education (with distinction) and PGDE at the University of Hong Kong and Honours Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

Ms Lee Pick Kian

Singapore International School Hong Kong (Primary)


Biography: Pick Kian is currently teaching Primary 6 Mathematics in Singapore International School. This will be her second year volunteering at the Julia Robinson Math Festival.

Dr. SHUM, Kenneth

Chinese University of Hong Kong


Biography: Kenneth Shum received the B.Eng. degree in Information Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1993, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California in 1995 and 2000 respectively. He is now a research fellow in the Institute of Network Coding, CUHK. His research interests include information theory. He is also a member of Composers and Authors Socity of Hong Kong (CASH) and has Erdos number 2.


Mr. PENG, Yingzhi Jerry

Jane Street Capital


Biography: Jerry received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Princeton in 2010. He is now a trader at Jane Street Capital.

Dr. CHAN, Chung

City University of Hong Kong


Biography: Chung Chan received the B.Sc., M.Eng. and Ph.D. from the EECS Department at MIT in 2004, 2005 and 2010 respectively. He is currently an Assistant Professor at department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong.

Ms. LEE, Cassandra

Chinese University of Hong Kong


Biography: Cassandra Lee is a writer, artist, musician and mathematician. An MSc student in Computer Science at CUHK, she has published a paper in the Princeton Undergraduate Mathematics Journal, edited the “CUHK’s Maths Girls” issue of the Department of Mathematics CUHK newsletter, and composed music for the 2016 short film bought by Joint University Media Production.


Mr. YU, Pei Duo Peter

City University of Hong Kong


Biography: Pei Duo received the Master and Bachelor degrees in Applied Mathematics from National Chiao Tung University. Pei Duo is a PhD student at the department of Computer Science at City University of Hong Kong.

Mr. Kuo, Chun-Yen

City University of Hong Kong


Biography: Chun-Yen received the Master degrees in Mathematics from National Taiwan University. He is currently a research assistant at the department of Computer Science at City University of Hong Kong.

Ms. Cen, Luyu

City University of Hong Kong


Biography: Luyu Cen is an undergraduate student majoring in math at City University of Hong Kong, graduating this year.


Ms. Jin, Lin

City University of Hong Kong


Biography: Jin Lin is an undergraduate student majoring in Electrical Engineering at City University of Hong Kong, graduating next year.

Mr. Hang Ching Nam

City University of Hong Kong


Biography: Ching Nam is a final year undergraduate student majoring in Compute Science at City University of Hong Kong.

Mr. Wong Man Fai

City University of Hong Kong


Biography: Man Fai is a final year undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science at City University of Hong Kong.


Mr. Guo ShangXin

City University of Hong Kong


Biography: ShangXin received his master degree from the Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong. He is now a research assistant in CityU.

Mr. Ling Lin, Alex

City University of Hong Kong


Biography: Alex received his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics from City University of Hong Kong, and he is now a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science, CityU.


Student Facilitators

Alex Ling, Paroma Chatterjee, Yixin Chang, Che Zhang, Yanru Cheng, Yilan He, Claire Zeng, Yanfei Wang