Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Ang Keng Cheng
Dean, Graduate Studies & Professional Learning
Associate Professor, National Institute of Education - Mathematics & Mathematics Education
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Dr. Ang Keng Cheng is currently the Dean of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (GPL) and an Associate Professor in the Mathematics and Mathematics Education (MME) academic group at the National Institute of Education (NIE). He was previously the Associate Dean for Higher Degrees, and a former Head of the MME academic group. He received his B.Sc. (1st class Honours) and PhD in Applied Mathematics from Adelaide University, Australia.

His main research interests include mathematical modelling of physical and dynamical systems, as well as the teaching of mathematical modelling and computational thinking. He has more than 70 publications in conference proceedings, journals, book chapters and books, and has conducted numerous workshops and training sessions for teachers on mathematical modelling. Dr. Ang won the NTU Nanyang Education Award (School) in 2015, and was a recipient of the National Day Award (Public Administration Medal - Bronze) in 2020.

Dr. Ang is one of the founding members of the International Mathematical Modelling Challenge (IMMC), which based in the United States. He also serves as an executive editor of the Electronic Journal of Mathematics and Technology (eJMT), and sits on the committee of the International Program Committee of the Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics (ATCM).
Dr. Ang's areas of expertise include mathematical modelling in various biological and medical settings, such as blood flow problems, epidemics and tumour growth, as well as numerical and computational methods for partial differential equations.

In recent years, he has also worked on and contributed to research in the teaching and learning of mathematical modelling, as well as computational thinking.
 
Awards
• 2020 Public Administration Medal - Bronze National Day Award
• 2015 NTU Nanyang Education Award (Schools) NTU
• 2014 NIE Award for Excellence in Teaching NIE/NTU
• 2001 NIE Award for Excellence in Teaching NIE/NTU
• 2000 NIE Award for Excellence in Teaching NIE/NTU
• 1993 Overseas Postgraduate Research Scholarship Australian Government
• 1991 Kenneth-Clark Award for Best Paper in the Journal of ACPSEM ACPSEM
 
Courses Taught
MSM913 Computing and Programming Techniques for Educators

MSM817 Computing and Programming Techniques

MSM810 Advanced Calculus and Applications for Educators

AAM20E Differential Equations
Supervision of PhD Students
Tan Liang Soon, 2015, Professional Development for Teachers of Mathematical modelling in Singapore

Imam Solekhudin, 2013, Dual Reciprocity Boundary Element Methods
for Water Infiltration Problems in Irrigation