Mr. Shamraz Anver

Fellow Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Growing up, Shamraz was fascinated by computers. A Microsoft Certified Professional at the age of 11, he finished his degree in Computer Science at NUS. His growing interest in people and interdisciplinary work then led him to pursue postgraduate studies in geography.

His current research focus is the use of artificial intelligence for environmental modeling. He believes strongly in experiential learning and has taught field-work based courses in human geography, taking students to Thailand and Cambodia. He also enjoys making films and riding his bicycle. At Tembusu, Shamraz teaches 'Biomedicine and Singapore Society', and 'Intelligence and Singapore Society'.

Modules

Intelligence and Singapore Society
Biomedicine and Singapore Society
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.