Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Dong Fengming
Associate Professor, National Institute of Education - Mathematics & Mathematics Education
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Assoc Prof Dong Fengming has been with the National Institute of Education in NTU since 2001. He received his MSc(Math) from the Institute of Applied Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and PhD (Math) from the Department of Mathematics of NUS. His main research interests are in Graph Theory. He has published more than 80 articles in international journals, 4 textbooks and monographs, and one chapter in a CRC-Handbook.


Prior to joining NTU, he worked as a post-doctorial fellow in the University of Waterloo in Canada and Massey University in New Zealand. He was also an associate professor at Fujian Normal University in China for a short period.
In 2008, he was a visiting fellow at the Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences of the University of Cambridge for six months.


His research interests include Graph-functions (chromatic polynomials, DP-color functions, flow polynomials, matching polynomials, independence polynomials, Tutte polynomials, Jones polynomials, etc), Matchings, Spanning trees, Parking functions, hypergraphs, dominations, crossing numbers, anti-ramsey numbers, etc. He has successfully collaborated with many researchers and his research was highly evaluated by his peers. He has published more than 80 articles in international journals, and around 60 of them are in T1 journals. He proved a few conjectures, and the most famous one is the Shameful conjecture, which was introduced in a maths blog https://symomega.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/the-shameful-conjecture . He was an invited speaker at the Asian Mathematical Conference in 2016 and a keynote speaker at the Singapore Mathematical Symposium in 2017. He was also a keynote speaker at the program ``Combinatorics and Statistical Mechanics” in the University of Cambridge during his visit as a visiting fellow in 2008. He was invited to contribute a chapter (the only one written by Asia professors) in a CRC hand-book ``the Handbook on the Tutte Polynomial and Related Topics”. He was also invited to contribute a survey article by the journal of Graph Theory.
Graph theory
 
  • Research towards some open problems in graph theory