Syafiq Johar graduated from Imperial College London with a BSc and MSc in Pure Mathematics in 2013, sponsored by the Malaysian Government. He was then awarded the Midyear Research Scholarship by the University of Auckland in the same year and went to work under the supervision of Professor David Gauld for this paper. Now he is pursuing his DPhil in geometric analysis and partial differential equations at The University of Oxford. His interests outside mathematics include hiking, backpacking, and cultural exchange.

Faculty Sponsor: David Gauld, Professor of Mathematics, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand