Bart S. Ng


Distinguished Service Medal (2011)
Retirement Reception and Dinner
Location: Indianapolis
Presenter: Michael A. McRobbie
Titled Professor (2004)
Marvin L. Bittinger Chair in Mathematical Sciences
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
School of Science
Department of Mathematical Sciences


Professor Ng received his B.S., summa cum laude, from Saint Joseph's College in 1968, and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1973. After completing his postdoctoral studies at the University of Toronto, he joined the Department of Mathematical Sciences at IUPUI in 1975 and served as chair of the department from 1986 to 1997. He became a member of the Founding Faculty of University College at IUPUI in 1997, and was appointed M. L. Bittinger Chair Professor in 2004 and Emeritus status in 2011.

Professor Ng's research interests are in linear and nonlinear hydrodynamic stability, asymptotic theory for higher-order turning-point problems, singular perturbation techniques and their applications to fluid dynamics, and scientific computing.

Among Professor Ng's numerous professional service appointments are: Program Director for Applied Mathematics, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, 1988-–89; Vice President for Programs, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), 1992-–97; Chair, SIAM Forum on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 1992-–1993; Member, Advisory Panel for the AMS–IMS–SIAM Joint Summer Research Conferences, 2001-–2005.

As Co-Director of the IU/NSF Mathematics Across the Curriculum Project since 1996, Prof. Ng has been actively engaged in undergraduate mathematics curriculum reform. Prof. Ng is also active in faculty governance. He was elected Vice President, IUPUI Faculty Council, 2002-–04. He is currently serving as President, IUPUI Faculty Council, and Co-Secretary, Indiana University Faculty Council, 2004-–06.