Mr. Au Khai Xiang

Graduate Fellow Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Khai Xiang is a 3rd year PhD student in the NUS Graduate School of Integrative Sciences and Engineering, under the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability. His research is about efficient Bayesian inference, with a focus on Markov chain Monte Carlo methods. 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.

Besides research, Khai Xiang spends his time on card magic, chess, dance, and badminton. He thinks they are all just puzzles in different shapes. He also enjoys listening to music and watching comedy. His favourite series include Community, Atlanta and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, in that order.

Khai Xiang is excited to serve as Graduate Fellow for Ponya. Feel free to drop by his room for a chat, talk about your interests, or ask about his favourite pieces of math if you have trouble falling asleep.

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.