Academic Profile

E. H. Yong is a theoretical physicist with background in statistical physics and applied mathematics. He graduated from Stanford university in 2003 with a BSc in Physics, a BSc in Mathematics, and a MSc in Statistics. In 2012, he obtained his PhD from Harvard University. He joined the faculty of the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at Nanyang Technological University in 2015.
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Asst Prof Yong Ee Hou
Assistant Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences - Division of Physics & Applied Physics

My research may be broadly divided into the statistical and biological, although there is often some overlap. Among the physical processes occurring in nature, I am particularly interested in:

1) Statistical characterization of an energy landscape.
2) Mathematical framework for non-equilibrium/stochastic phenomena.
3) Understanding geometry, pattern, and shape in nature.
4) Symmetries or invariances in nature.
5) Complex networks, including social, traffic, etc.
  • Modeling the Outer Membrane of Gram-Negative Bacteria

  • Understanding Pattern and Growth in Nature
  • T. H. Gray and E. H. Yong. (2021). An effective one dimensional approach to calculating mean first passage time in multi-dimensional potentials. Journal of Chemical Physics, 154, 084103.

  • H. Chen and E. H. Yong. (2021). Energy cost study for controlling complex social networks with conformity behavior. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 104, 014301.

  • T. H. Gray and E. H. Yong. (2020). Overdamped brownian dynamics in piecewise-defined energy landscapes. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 101, 052123.

  • Han Kheng Teoh, Ee Hou Yong. (2018). Renormalization-group study of the Nagel-Schreckenberg model. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 97, 032314.

  • M. C. Stoddard, E. H. Yong, D. Akkaynak, C. Sheard, J. A. Tobias, and L. Mahadevan. (2017). Avian egg shape: Form, function, and evolution. Science, 356, 1249-1254.

  • E. H. Yong, D. R. Nelson and L. Mahadevan. (2013). Elastic Platonic Shells. Physical Review Letters, 111, 177801.