Yum Tong Siu

Yum Tong Siu
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Yum Tong Siu, who was born in 1943 in Guangzhou, received a bachelor of arts in mathematics from the University of Hong Kong, a master of arts in mathematics from the University of Minnesota in 1963, and a doctoral degree from Princeton University. 

Siu started his academic career as an assistant professor at Purdue and Notre Dame, later becoming a professor at Yale University and Stanford University. He became the William Elwood Byerly Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University in 1982. Siu was elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1998, U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2002, and a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Science and an Academia Sinica Taiwan in 2004.