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Sze-man Ngai, Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics


Math/Physics 3323 (Statesboro)

Phone: 912-478-5839 (Statesboro)

Dr. Ngai received his B.Sc. from University of Hong Kong, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh. After receiving his Ph.D., he held research and teaching positions at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Cornell University, and Georgia Institute of Technology. He joined the Department of Mathematical Sciences of Georgia Southern University in 2000. He was a visiting scholar at the Center of Mathematics and Applications of Harvard University in the academic year 2016-2017. His main research areas include fractal sets, fractal measures, self-affine tiles, and fractal partial differential equations.

Work History

  • Professor, 08/2011–present.
  • Adjunct Professor, Hunan Normal University, 09/2011–present.
  • Visiting Scholar, Harvard University, 08/2016–07/2017.
  • Associate Professor, 08/2006–07/2011.
  • Assistant Professor, 08/2000–07/2006
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, 09/1998–08/2000
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Cornell University, 01/1998–08/1998
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, 01/1996–12/1997
  • Instructor, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 08/1995–12/1995


  • Ph. D. Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, 1995
  • M.A. Univ. of Pittsburgh, 1989
  • B.Sc. Univ. of Hong Kong, 1987

Recent Courses

  • Riemannian Geometry
  • Fractal Geometry
  • Real Analysis
  • Complex Analysis
  • Analysis I, II


Last updated: 4/26/2023