Mr. Au Khai Xiang

Graduate Fellow Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Khai Xiang is a 2nd year PhD student in the NUS Graduate School of Integrative Sciences and Engineering, under the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability. His research looks at probabilistic methods to solve Bayesian inverse problems from physics, medicine, finance etc. Other than that, he is broadly interested in deep learning and computational sciences. Prior to that, he received his BEng (Hons) in Engineering Science from NUS in 2017.

In his free time, Khai Xiang tinkers with card magic, chess and dance. He enjoys listening to music, reading philosophy, and more than anything — watching comedy, probably too much for his own good.

Khai Xiang is excited to serve as Graduate Fellow for Ponya. Feel free to drop by his room to chit-chat, talk about your problems, or ask about the arbitrary math scribbled on his whiteboard.

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.