Teaching

Education is that which remains, if one has forgotten everything he learned in school.

 —  Albert Einstein

Education is what, when, and why to do things; Training is how to do it. Most of your courses have been Training. I am trying to talk about the Education part.

 —  Richard W. Hamming

Recommendation letter

I will be very happy to provide a recommendation letter for your graduate study if you took my class. It is part of my job to support you. Here are some points to note.

  • I will need to talk to you face to face.

  • Your transcript and CV are needed. A personal statement would be helpful but not obligatory.

  • If you got a grade below B+ in my class, it would be better for you to find another referee.

  • It would be appreciated if you could provide a list of the graduate schools that you are applying for and indicate the deadline for submitting each recommendation.

  • I am happy to send recommendations to at most five graduate schools — preferably, not more than three. Those who are considering more than five schools should plan their study and career better, because it is dangerous to pursue a graduate study if one does not know what (s)he really wants to do.

2020

  • Jan. 2020–Apr. 2020, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, “Basic Mathematics II — Calculus and Linear Algebra” (AMA1120), 130 students, 24 hours

  • Jan. 2020–Apr. 2020, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, “Probability and Distributions for Risk Management” (AMA3721), 48 students, 39 hours

2019

  • Jan. 2019–Apr. 2019, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, “Basic Mathematics II — Calculus and Linear Algebra” (AMA1120), 146 students, 24 hours

  • Jan. 2019–Apr. 2019, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, “Probability and Distributions for Risk Management” (AMA3721), 49 students, 39 hours

2018

2017

2016

2015

  • Dec. 2015, ENSEEIHT, France, “Concentration of Probability in Numerical Optimization”, 15 students, 10 hours

  • Mar. 2015–Apr. 2015, ENSEEIHT, France, “TP d'Equations Différentielles Ordinaires” (practical session of the course “Equations Différentielles Ordinaires” given by Professor J. Gergaud), Group 2INE (“Group Euler”, 13 students) and Group 2INH (“Group Hilbert”, 8 students), 16 hours

  • 2019, Best Teacher Award 2018/19, Department of Applied Mathematics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University