Koh Khee Meng

Was a member of the Academy from 2011 - 2014

"To offer my students professional guidance in their academic pursuit and research in mathematics, and to share passionately with school teachers and my colleagues my experience and pedagogical beliefs in the teaching of mathematics."


  • Chaired the Department Teaching Excellence Committee for more than 10 years and served on the Faculty Teaching Excellence Committee for six, contributing significantly to the evaluation, development and quality of teaching
  • Won 20 teaching awards over 18 years, with consistently high ratings and numerous compliments from students
  • Leads and engages in outreach programmes as Deputy Chair of the Department Outreach Committee to promote the learning of mathematics to schools of different levels
  • Sought-after by schools to deliver enrichment talks to students and teachers to foster excitement and interest in mathematics
  • Actively involved in training and preparing participants of various International Mathematical Olympiads


  • Outstanding ability to explain and present complex and abstract concepts clearly, simply and effectively, making them easy to understand and grasp
  • Knack for delivering lively and interesting lectures that keep students engaged and capture their attention
  • Infectious passion and enthusiasm motivates and spurs students to attend lectures and sustain their interest in mathematics


  • Published over 120 research and conference papers in reputable international journals such as Journal of Graph Theory, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM )Journal on Discrete Mathematics and Discrete Mathematics
  • Co-author of eight books comprising six textbooks and two solution manuals, several of which have received positive reviews and are widely used in schools and universities in Singapore and overseas


  • Council Member, Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications (1995 – 1997)
  • President, Singapore Mathematical Society (1996 – 1998)
  • Chairman, Singapore International Mathematical Olympiad Committee (1991 – 1993)
  • Editor, Graphs and Combinatorics (since 1984)


  • Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Science (2010, 2009, 2006, 2003, 2002, 2001); Honour Roll, Faculty of Science (2004)
  • Honour Roll, Annual Teaching Excellence Award, NUS (2007); Annual Teaching Excellence Award, NUS (2005/2006, 2004/2005, 2003/2004, 2002/2003, 2001/2002) )
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Faculty of Science (2000)
  • Maths Teaching Award, Faculty of Science (1999, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Faculty of Science (1994)
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