SMS Lecture Series

Modeling Large Societies


This lecture series will feature eminent local mathematicians or mathematics educators to share with the public some of their interests and ideas.


Sun Yeneng, National University of Singapore

Professor Sun Yeneng received his undergraduate education in the University of Science and Technology of China, and graduate education in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in USA. Since obtaining his Ph.D in 1989, he has worked in the Department of Mathematics, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, and Department of Economics, National University of Singapore. He is currently Head of the Department of Economics, Professor of Mathematics and the Raffles Professor of Social Sciences. His main research interests are in mathematical economics, analysis and probability. He has published over 50 journal papers in mathematics and economics, and 10 articles in books. He was a winner of the 1998 Outstanding University Researcher Award and the winner of the 2000 National Science Award.


Mathematics provides the language and tools for the development of economics while theoretical advancement of economics also stimulates the development of new mathematics. The purpose of this talk is to illustrate this two-way dialog via working around the issue of modeling groups with a large number of competing participants. In particular, it will be shown how one can use a new analytic framework of Fubini extension to resolve difficulties for existing models with many random agents, and to discover new phenomena in mathematics and economics.


General (Suitable for students at JC Level and above)


March 10 (Wednesday) 2010 / 4.30-5.30pm



Registration Fee



School teachers may do group registration for their students and teachers by choosing the “group registration” option and indicate the number of people attending the lecture in the online registration form.


Dr Tan Victor