HELLO THERE! My name is
TAN CHUEN SENG. I was born on December 1976, in a sunny island city country called
Singapore. I am presently working as a Research Assistant in the Centre for Molecular Epidemiology, National University of Singapore (NUS) and a PhD student in Biostatistics under the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet (KI). Previously, I was a student in the Science Faculty and the subjects I majored for my first three years in NUS were:
Music made by human voices is beautiful. It is soothing to your ears. However singing is not easy, especially in a group. It takes lots of practice, training and discipline. The fun of making new friends, the joy of making music and the satisfaction after each performance caused me to join my secondary school, junior college and the SAF choir. It was an enriching experience for me to have been in both a mixed choir as well as a male choir. Joining the choir has exposed me to many different types of music, for example, like sacred music, spirituals, folk songs, musicals, jazz tunes and even pop songs. I personally prefer sacred music and spirituals. However I love to sing the other types too. I am glad that I had many opportunities to sing during the Christmas Season and friend's church wedding services too. This love towards singing began with my family supporting my eldest sister's junior college choir performances. It was a breathtaking experience to hear different voices blending together to form wonderful harmony. I was and still am deeply inspired to be a voice that can contribute to any wonderful harmony.
I am an average player but I am very interested in this sport. It does not only involve only skills, but also strategy. It is also a very graceful sport. Watching the way the players return and receive the shuttles is akin to watching art in motion. I prefer to play doubles rather than singles because I am unable to cover the court well alone.
"How can it be that Mathematics, being after all a product of human thought independent of experience, is so admirably adapted to the objects of reality?"- by Albert Einstein. This quotation from Albert Einstein sums up the reason why I find Mathematics interesting, opted to do Mathematics instead of Economics for my Honours Year in the university, pursue a Master in Statistics and a PhD in Biostatistics.
Economics is a study of how humans satisfy their unlimited wants with limited resources. It is a fun subject, because economists try to crawl into the human mind to explain how we make decisions on what and how much to buy or produce. These decisions affect the economy and our well-being.
I hope to take up a teaching role in tertiary level as I want to create in young people an interest towards Mathematics/Statistics. It is not just formula and equation, but has its stories to tell us. I also want to help them to pursue and achieve their goals in life.Click here to get to Ministry of Education Homepage of Singapore.