NUS appoints award-winning mathematician as new dean of science

The National University of Singapore (NUS) announced on Monday that Professor Shen Zuowei, an internationally-established mathematician, will be the new Dean of Science from April next year.

Prof Shen, who is now the head of the Mathematics department at the NUS Science faculty, will take over the position from Prof Andrew Wee.

"Moving forward, I will continue to build upon our strengths in education and research to expand and intensify our research collaborations and attract top students and researchers to our faculty," said Prof Shen, who has a research interest in applied mathematics.

Prof Shen, who first joined NUS as a lecturer in 1993, is the recipient of the Tan Chin Tuan Centennial professorship, which is conferred upon academics who have exceptional achievements in their field of study and made significant contributions to the academic policies and programmes of their university. He has also received numerous awards for his research, including the National Science Award in 1998 and the Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers' Wavelet Pioneer Award in 2012.

Said Professor Tan Eng Chye, Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost of NUS: "I am confident that the new Dean will build on Prof Wee's excellent work, and lead the Faculty to scale even greater heights."