Thank you for your interest in this blog. This is Prof Tan Eng Chye writing, and I am currently serving as Provost and Deputy President (Academic Affairs) of the National University of Singapore (NUS). I have spent much of my life here. I graduated from the NUS in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mathematics, and returned in 1989 to begin my academic career as a faculty member after my PhD studies at Yale University. I’ve been here ever since, and have had many wonderful opportunities to serve in various capacities and in a variety of roles, within and beyond my home Faculty. I was serving as Dean of the Faculty of Science for 4 years, prior to being appointed as Provost in 2007.
On the personal front, I am happily married to my wife whom I met at the NUS during my undergraduate days, and we have 4 children.