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About Sze-Man Ngai

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 has held research and teaching positions at The Chinese University of Hong KongCornell University, and Georgia Institute of Technology. He joined the Department of Mathematical Sciences of Georgia Southern University in 2000. His main research areas are fractal geometry and the theory of fractal measures. Because of the underlying self-similarity, he is also interested in the theories of wavelets, self-affine tiles, fractal differential equations, and Markov chains and boundary theory on fractals.


2011 - Present Professor, Georgia Southern University College of Science and Mathematics
Present Professor, Georgia Southern University Department of Mathematical Sciences
2006 - 2011 Associate Professor Department of Mathematical Sciences, Georgia Southern University
2000 - 2006 Assistant Professor Department of Mathematical Sciences, Georgia Southern University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Culver-Teplitz Memorial Award for outstanding performance in research and teaching, University of Pittsburgh (1992)
  • Academic Excellence Awards, College of Science and Technology, Georgia Southern University (2001, 2002, 2003)
  • Graduate Faculty Development Fund, College of Graduate Studies, Georgia Southern University (2003)
  • Foundation Grants, Department of Math and CS, Georgia Southern University (2001, 2003, 2004)
  • Professional Travel Fund, Georgia Southern University (2001, 2004, 2006)
  • Scholarly Pursuit Award, Georgia Southern University (07/2014–05/2015)


  • College Algebra (MATH 1111)
  • Pre-Business Calculus
  • Pre-calculus (MATH 1113)
  • Survey of Calculus (MATH 1332)
  • Calculus I (MATH 1441)
  • Calculus II (MATH 2242)
  • Calculus III (MATH 2243)
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Advanced Calculus I
  • Mathematics Laboratory I and II
  • Discrete Mathematics (MATH 2130)
  • Elementary Linear Algebra (MATH 2331)
  • Ordinary Differential Equations (MATH 3230)
  • Mathematical Structures (MATH 2332)
  • Analysis I (MATH 5331)
  • Analysis II (MATH 5332)
  • Student Oriented Teaching
  • Intermediate Linear Algebra (MATH 5335)
  • Linear Programming
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Game Theory (MATH 5090)
  • Functions of a Complex Variable
  • Introduction to Fractal Geometry
  • Real Analysis
  • Complex Analysis
  • Functional Analysis
  • Operations Research
  • Fractal Geometry


1995 Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh
1989 M.A. in Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh
1987 B.S. in Mathematics/Physics, University of Hong Kong

Contact Information

P.O. Box 8093
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-5839
Office: MP 3323


Publications (42)