My name is Loo Yu Jun, and I am a Ph.D. student in Mathematics at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.
I attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) for my undergraduate degree in Pure Mathematics and specialized rather deeply in Several Complex Variables and Partial Differential Equations. I spent my days kicking snow around, drawing silly math pictures, and working with Professor Alexander E Tumanov, researching some open problems in Complex Analysis. It was a fantastic experience. Tumanov was an amazing advisor, and I will forever be grateful for his support and advice. I graduated in 3 years and spent 2 years taking graduate courses in areas such as Algebraic Topology, Measure Theory, and Commutative Algebra to name a few. In 2022, I won the H. Roy Brahana Prize, awarded to the student with the most exceptional undergraduate mathematics career.
In a past life, I tried my hand at painting, and this website is dedicated to some of the paintings of my childhood. It certainly isn’t all of them, or even my best ones, but they are the ones that I liked the most. I still paint and draw, but it has been a long time since I’ve made anything I felt would be a worthwhile addition to this website. It will probably be an even longer time until I do. Until then, this website stands as a dedication to what could have been, and the life I once wanted.
I also spent a couple years as a Search and Rescue Dog Handler for the Singapore Civil Defence Force. I met some of my closest friends there, although most of them have left the service to start their own companies in the Pet Industry. If you happen to have lived in Singapore as I had, and also happen to have a dog, here’s a shameless shoutout to my friends.