- I was born and raised in Hong Kong.
- My mother tongue is Cantonese, but I also speak Mandarin and (of course) English. Recently I started learning Japanese as a hobby.
- I have one and only one first name which is "Kin Hei", but I introduce myself as "Anthony" in the US. In Spring 2015, I made a name change and added "Anthony" as my legal middle name to celebrate all the good times I have had in the US!
I am a seventh-year Math Ph.D. student in University of Virginia, expecting to graduate in May 2017. My advisor is Thomas E. Mark and I am working in geometry and low dimensional topology, specifically in Heegaard Floer homology and symplectic geometry. My research statement is available here.
My email address is km6hb at virginia dot edu and my curriculum vitae can be found here (last updated: November 10, 2016).
I am a passionate teacher as well as a passionate student of the art of teaching. For several semesters, I was the instructor of MATH 1190, an introductory calculus course with some remedial algebra elements. Because MATH 1190 is not a coordinated course, in teaching it I had the freedom to explore various teaching methods and to make adjustments to the course syllabus, as well as the responsibility of composing and grading course assessments. You can find my teaching statement here (formatting changes made in November 10, 2016).
Click here for some course material I tailor-made for MATH 1190 and other classes I taught.
I have also taught numerous classes in coordinated settings, with exams (and recently online homework) standardized over all sections.
I served as a Teaching Mentor for three semesters and advised graduate students on their first semester of teaching. I was also an outreach ambassador for the mathematics department, which involved visiting local elementary schools and organizing fun classroom activities for sixth graders.