Advisors

Dr. Philip Ma

Dr. Philip Ma is the founder of EOK Academy. Dr. Ma received his PhD from University of Waterloo in 1991. His thesis received the "Annual Canadian Applied Mathematics Society Doctoral Dissertation award". Prior to the establishment of EOK Academy, Dr. Ma has been working in the investment banking field for over twelve years. He was a Co-Heads of Capital Markets for Toronto Dominion Bank for Asia non-Japan region. Before working in Asia, he was Managing Director for CIBC Wood Gundy in Canada. He was also Honorary Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong teaching master level courses in the area of computational finance.

With a strong passion in teaching, Dr. Ma has devoted a lot of effort in gifted education and made a series of success. He coached numerous students to outperform themselves and complete their university entry requirements years in advance. These students include:

  • An 8-year-old student who started his gifted education at EOK Academy and received a special offer from the University of Hong Kong in four years of time
  • A Y12 HK student who received offer from the University of Cambridge
  • A 13-year-old student who completed both IGCSE and GCE qualifications within two years and received an entrance scholarship from Queen's University Belfast
  • A Y12 UK student who received fast-track offer from the Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • And a number of students who received offers and/or entrance scholarships from a wide range of prestigious institutions

Dr. Alison Gibbs

Dr. Alison Gibbs is a Senior Lecturer in Statistics at the University of Toronto. She teaches courses in probability, statistical theory, and applied statistics to students at all levels from first year university to graduate school. She is the faculty advisor to the Statistical Consulting Service which provides statistical advice and analysis to the University of Toronto research community and to clients from government and private industry. She has recently advised the Ontario Ministry of Education on its revisions to the grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management course.

Dr. Gibbs received her Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Toronto in 2000. She has also held a faculty position at York University and taught Secondary School Mathematics for four years.

Dr. Philip Chan

Dr. Chan received his PhD in Chemistry from University of Waterloo in 1990. After graduation, Dr. Chan was involved in the development of agriculture chemicals and pharmaceuticals. His research effort had led to a chemical entering field trial for agriculture use and a clinical candidate. Prior to joining the Elements of Knowledge Ltd, Dr. Chan was the Vice President of a multi-national chemical company. One of Dr. Chan’s favourite activities was to use simple readily available materials to teach children basic scientific phenomenon.

Dr. Stephen Gibbs

Dr. Gibbs holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and works as a consultant specializing in technology for trading and risk management. Dr. Gibbs has worked in various roles as a Financial Engineer, and IT Manager. Past positions include: Manager, Quantitative Finance for TD Bank, Head of Trading Research and Development for TMG Financial Products and Executive Director, Analytics, Risk, and Technology for CIBC World Markets. Stephen has extensive experience managing and developing systems for complex financial transactions.

Dr. Jeffrey Sung

Mr. Jeffrey Sung is the global chief executive director of Elements of Knowledge Ltd, and the principal instructor and trainer for Elements of Knowledge Ltd in North America.

Mr. Sung received his Bachelor and Master of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo. After graduation, he has worked in the IT industry internationally. Prior to starting Elements of Knowledge Ltd, he was the system architect for the California Superior Court at Alameda County.

Prof. W. H. Hui

Prof. Hui is a world renowned scientist specializing in the area of computational fluid dynamics, nonlinear water wave theory, high speed aerodynamic and nonlinear partial differential equations. He was awarded the Doctor of Science degree from University of Southampton at 1983. Since then, he has taught in many Universities including University of Waterloo, University of Arizona, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Academia Sinica in Taiwan. He was also invited as a visiting professor at NASA Ames Research Center and was Navair Research Chair at US Naval Postgraduate School.