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Andersen Ang is a lecturer (UK system, equivalent to assistant professor in US) in the ECS at the University of Southampton, UK. Previously, he is a Fields postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo, Canada, where his advisors are Stephen Vavasis and Hans De Sterck. He completed his PhD in applied mathematics in October 2020, associated with the Department of mathematics and operations research at the University of Mons, Belgium. His PhD supervisor is Nicolas Gillis. He received a BEng degree, in Electronic and Communication Engineering, in 2014, and a MPhil degree, in Biomedical Engineering in 2016, all from the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. His research interests are optimization and matrix-tensor factorizations.

Previously ...

in Waterloo, Canada

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in UMONS, Belgium

He worked hard on his PhD during his time in Mons, Belgium. His PhD supervisor was Nicolas Gillis. His PhD jury: Thierry Dutoit and Xavier Siebert from UMONS, Laurent Jacques and Francois Glineur from UCLouvain and Lieven De Lathauwer from KULeuven, all Belgian.


in HKU, Hong Kong

At HKU, He received a few academic awards, worked with numerous units, served as the head teaching assistant and taught many undergraduate courses. His excellence in teaching is demonstrated by receiving teaching award 2 times in the consecutive years (2015 and 2016). He also worked with the Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative on the production of 1 MOOC (massive open online course), namely HKU03x the Humanity and Nature in Chinese Thought and one SPOC (Small Private Online Course) CCST9003 Everyday Computing and the Internet, and with 1 paper published in IEEE on teaching and evaluation.

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Academic Genealogy

Andersen Ang - Nicolas Gillis - François Glineur - Jacques Teghem - Paul Pierre Gillis - Théophile Lepage - Théophile De Donder - Henri Poincaré - Charles Hermite - Eugène Charles Catalan- Joseph Liouville - Simeon Poisson - Joseph Louis Lagrange and Pierre-Simon Laplace - Leonhard Euler - Johann Bernoulli - Jacob Bernoulli - … - Nasir al-Din al-Tusi.


On the day he started his PhD study, he promised himself ‘‘No PhD no hair cut’’. He cut his hair after 3 years and 7 months.