Yap Von Bing

Yap Von Bing

Was a member of the Academy from 2011 to 2020

My Teaching Aspirations:

  • To find good approaches for teaching sound statistical practice.
  • To encourage colleagues to think about the analogue of (a) in their respective disciplines.


Yap Von Bing has two degrees from NUS: B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics (1996) and an M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics (1997, supervised by Dr Goh Say Song).  He got a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of California in 2002.  After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, he joined the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability in 2004.  His main interest is applied statistics: the interface between statistical theory and science, especially on molecular evolution, comparative genomics and ecology.  He enjoys talking about mathematics, statistics and science with anyone age 8 to 88. 

Teaching Awards / Accolades

  • Faculty Teaching Excellence Award 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Annual Teaching Excellence Award 2007