University of Nottingham Malaysia
Faculty of Engineering

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Yee Jiun Yap

Associate Professor, Head of School (UNM) School of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering



Dr. Yap Yee Jiun was born on 10 August 1978 in Malaysia. In 1992, he moved to Singapore and studied at New Town Secondary School, developing a keen interest in physics. During his studies at Catholic Junior College (Singapore) from 1996 to 1997, he was selected for the Nurturing Talented Undergraduates: Residential Technology Induction Programme on University's Courses at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). He began his undergraduate studies in 1998 at the University of Manchester with financial aid from an award under the British Scholarship Scheme 1998, graduating in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physics with Astrophysics. He then moved to London and continued his studies in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Brunel University, receiving his doctorate (Doctor of Philosophy) in 2006. He returned to Malaysia and joined the Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems (MIMOS) in 2006 as a Senior Researcher. He was elected a Member of the Institute of Physics (UK) in 2007 before becoming a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Malaya (Malaysia) in 2009. In 2014, he joined the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) as an Assistant Professor, and was promoted to Associate Professor with effect from 1st January 2018. He received the Gold Research Award from the Faculty of Engineering in December 2018 and assumed the position of Head of Department for the Department of Applied Mathematics on 1st February 2019. He became Head of School after the Department of Applied Mathematics evolved into the School of Mathematical Sciences in February 2019.

Teaching Summary

  • Logic and Analysis
  • Linear algebra
  • Calculus
  • Ordinary differential equations
  • Partial differential equations

Research Summary

  • Evolutionary game theory
  • Mathematical modelling in bioengineering

Recent Publications

Past Research

  • Complex systems
  • Evolutionary game theory
  • Cournot duopoly model in game theory
  • Mathematical modelling in bioengineering

Faculty of Engineering

University of Nottingham Malaysia
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Selangor Darul Ehsan

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