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Dr. YUEN Manwai (Manwai YUEN) has been an assistant professor since 2014 in the Department of Mathematics and Information Technology at the Education University of Hong Kong (The Hong Kong Institute of Education), and as a lecturer in 2011-14. Dr. Yuen obtained a BSc (1st Hons) in computing math in 2003 and a MPhil in math in 2006 from the City University of Hong Kong; a MSc in math in 2004 and a PGDE in math education in 2007 from the Chinese University of Hong Kong; and a Ph.D. in applied math from the Hong Kong Polytechnics University in 2012, under the supervision of Prof. Kwong Man Kam, an ISI most highly cited mathematician 2001.

Dr. Yuen has been a Hong Kong registered teacher since 2007. From 2003-07 he was a part-time instructor, teaching Project Yijin math in Caritas Institute of Further and Adult Education in Kowloon; a full-time lecturer of math and statistics courses in the Hang Seng School of Commerce from 2007-08; and a tutor of undergraduate math courses in the City University of Hong Kong from 2004-06 and the Hong Kong Polytechnics University from 2008-09. Dr Yuen has been the field experience coordinator (Math) in 2014-21. Dr Yuen has been the group leader in the departmental research group, Professional Development Group for Hong Kong Mathematics Teachers since 2019.

Dr. Yuen's research interest is applied analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations, specially involving blowup phenomena and similar solutions. Dr. Yuen's 73 journal papers (with 66 SCI or SCIE) were published by 37 international Math and Physics journals, including Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, Journal of Mathematical Physics, Applied Mathematics Letters, Nonlinear Analysis and Studies in Applied Mathematics. His published papers have accumulated 569 citations and a H-index 14 from Scopus.

Meanwhile, he has also published 2 academic books. He is also a senior editor of the International Journal of Numerical Methods and Applications and an editorial board member in the International Journal of Partial Differential Equations and Applications and the International Journal of Applied & Experimental Mathematics.

Welcome to submit papers to the Special Issue "Exact Solutions with Symmetry Reduction and Long Time Behaviors of Non-linear Partial Differential Equations" in Symmetry (Impact Factor 2021: 2.940), with a deadline for submissions: 17 Feb 2023 and "On Lifespan of Partial Differential Equations" with a deadline for submissions: 15 Mar 2023:


"Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics" in AIMS Mathematics (Impact Factor 2021: 2.739) with a deadline for the submissions: 30 June 2023:


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Research interests

Math: Partial Differential Equations, Symmetry Reduction, Blowup, Euler-Poisson Equations, Euler Equations with or without Coriolis Force, Camassa-Holm Equations, Navier-Stokes Equations, Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), Integrable System, Analytical and Exact Solutions, Mathematical Methods in Fluids, Classical Cosmology
Math Education: Mathematics Teachers' Competency, STEM Education, Mathematics Curriculum, TPACK in Mathematical Modelling, Methodology of Mathematics

Teaching Interests

Dr Yuen has the experience for teaching the following courses in the Education University of Hong Kong:

1. MTH 1025 Geometry and Measurement

2. MTH 1098 Calculus

3. MTH 2016/5015 Elementary Number Theory

4. MTH 2030 Learning Teaching and Assessment in Primary Math

5. MTH 2050/5050 Recreational Math

6. MTH 2100/3100 Vectors and Geometry

7. MTH 2110 Essential Mathematics Concepts

(with Textbook: Wong R.S.Y. and Yuen M.W. (2016). Essential Concepts of Set Theory. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Educational Publishing Company, ISBN: 978-988-236-584-1)

8. MTH 2111 Development of Mathematical Ideas

9. MTH 3107 Multi-variable Calculus

10. MTH 3139 Linear Algebra

11 MTH 3143 Differential Equations and Dynamical Modeling

12 MTH 4105 Probability

13 MTH 4146 Numerical Methods

14. MTH 4900 Honor Projects II

15. FEX 5070/5077/5086/5129/5131/5133 Field Experience I/II

16. MTH 5186 Solving Real-life Problems with Modelling Techniques

External Appointments

1. An editorial member in

(a) the International Journal of Numerical Methods and Applications (ISSN: 0975-0452), indexed by Zentralblatt MATH and Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), since 2013.

(b) the International Journal of Partial Differential Equations and Applications, Science and Education Publishing, indexed by Google Scholar, since 2013.

(c) the International Journal of Applied & Experimental Mathematics, since 2016.

(d) mathematical analysis of the Scientific World Journal (ISSN: 1537-744X),Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2013-16.

2. An Co-editor for the Special Issue "Calculus and Symmetry/Asymmetry: Review paper" in Symmetry (Impact Factor 2020: 2.713, Raned ranked 33/73 in Multidisplinary Sciences) (co-editing with Prof. Svetlin G. Georgiev, Sorbonne University), with a deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.

3. A technical program committee member of international Conference on Partial Differential Equations (ICPDE) 2015-17.
1st conference
Jul. 19-21, 2015, Shanghai, China; 2nd conference Jul. 25-27, 2016, Suzhou, China; The 3rd conference July 21-23, 2017, Jeju Island, South Korea (Organized by Scientific Research Publishing Inc.)

4. A committee member of the Hong Kong Mathematics Olympiad since 2012.

5. A committee member of moderation group for construction of mathematics test of Pre-S1 Hong Kong attachment test 2016-17.

6. An academic advisor to the Po Leung Kuk Primary Mathematics World Contest 2012-17.

Professional information

Scopus ID: 35093581700

ORCID: 0000-0002-5035-3555

ResearcherID: B-1210-2008


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