Dr. Ting, Fridolin Sze

Teaching Fellow
Department of Applied Mathematics
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

TU716, Yip Kit Chuen Bldg

Research Interest

Partial Differential equations,
Mathematical Physics,
Applied Math
Technology Enhanced Active Learning in STEM education


Principal Investigator of HKG University Grants Committee Tri-ennium Fund for T&L entitled ”Developing Active Learning Pedagogies and Mobile Applications in University STEM Education”, awarded HK$15,000,000= CAD$2.5 million) and has won 7 international educational awards. Project website: http://palms.polyu.edu.hk/


Principle Investigator of 5 PolyU Teaching Development Grants (with total funding HK $1 million) for Flipped Classrooms; SPOC development; Gamification and Active Learning on Online Whiteboards; Virtual Tutorials;


GRF (General Research Fund), HK University Grants Committee (HK $488,501)”New solutions to some partial differential equations arising from Gauge theories in Physics (Co-Investigator) – discontinued due to PI retirement


NSERC Research Grant RGPIN 298724-12 (CAD$12000/year)- declined


Visiting Professor travel stipend at Chinese University of HK (HK $23000/year)


NSERC Research Grant RGPIN 298724-04 (CAD$8000/year)

2019 Silver Award in ”EdTech Leader (Tertiary)

EduTech Asia Awards

2018 Faculty of Science Award for Outstanding Performance in Team Teaching (Team Leader)

2014 Best Teacher Award

Department of Applied Mathematics, PolyU (best SFQ score)

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications in Education and Math

  1. Ting, F.S.T., Lam, W.H.C., Shroff, R. (2019) Active Learning via Problem Based Collaborative Games in a Large First Year Mathematics course in Hong Kong, Education Sciences, 9(172),1-22.

  2. Ng, O.L., Ting, F.S.T., Lam,  W.H.C.,  Liu,  M.,  (2019) Active Learning in Undergraduate Mathemat- ics Tutorials via Collaborative Problem Based Learning and Peer Assessment using Online Interactive Whiteboards, Asia-Pacific Edu Res . https://doi.org/10.1007/s40299-019-00481-1.

  3. Shroff, R., Ting, F., Lam, W.H.C. (2019). A conceptual framework for immersion and flow in digital game-based learning: an example of a game-based classroom response system. Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, 12(3), 41-60.

  4. Shroff, R., Ting, F.S.T., Lam, W.H.C.  (2019)  Development  and  Validation  of  an  Instrument  to  Measure Students Perceptions of Technology-Enabled Active LearningAustralasian Journal of Educational Technology, 35(4), 109-127.

  5. Ting, F.S.T., Shroff, R. H., Lam, W. H., Wong, L. (2019). YoTeach! A Backchannel Chat App with Machine Learning for Symbol and Math Hand Writing Recognition for use in STEM and non-STEM Subjects. In Dan Remenyi (Eds.), e-Learning Excellence Awards: An Anthology of Case Histories 2019. Reading, UK: Academic Conferences & Publishing International.

  6. Chong, Katie, Wong, K.L., Leung,  C.W.,  Ting,  F.S.T. (2019) Flipped-Classroom with Interactive Videos in First Year Undergraduate Physics Course in Hong Kong, Proc. SPIE 11143, Fif- teenth Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2019, 1114335. doi:10.1117/12.2523439

  7. Ting, F.S.T., Wei, J., Multi-vortex non-radial solutions to the magnetic Ginzburg-Landau equa- tionsComm. Math. Phys., 317, 1, p. 69-97(2013).

  8. Pakylak, A., Ting, F.S.T., Wei, J., Multi-vortex solutions to Ginzburg-Landau Equations with external potentialArch. Rat. Mech. Anal., 204, 1, p. 313-354 (2012).

  9. Jonsson, B.L.G., Ovchinnikov, Y., Sigal, I.M., Ting, F.S.T., Dynamics of Breakup of Multiple Vortices in Gross-Pitaevskii Equations of SuperfluidsJ. Math. Phys., 52, 093505 (2011).

  10. Ting, F.S.T., Effective dynamics of multi-vortices in an external potential for Ginzburg-Landau Gradient flowNonlinearity, 23, 1, p. 179-210 (2010).

  11. Gustafson, S., Ting, F.S.T., Dynamic stability and instability of pinned fundamental vorticesJ. Nonlinear Sci., 19, 4, p. 341-374 (2009).

  12. Sigal, I.M., Ting, F.S.T., “Pinning of Magnetic Vortices by an external potential”, Algebra i Analyz, 16 (2004), 1, p. 239-268 (also reprinted in St. Petersburg Math. J., 16 (2005), 211-236).

Education and Math Research Manuscripts (Submitted/in Progress)

  1. Shroff, R. H., Ting, F.S.T., Lam, W. H. Conceptualization, development and validation of an instrument to assess students' perceptions of their active learning strategies within an active learning context, submitted the International Journal of Educational Research in January 2020

  2. Ting, F.S.T., Lam, W.H.C, Shroff, R.H., The effect of active learning on the performance of STEM education students in Asia (12 page meta-analysis)

  3. Ao, W., Ting, F.S.T., Wei, J., Multi-vortex non-radial solutions to the magnetic Chern-Simon-Higgs equations (66 pages)

  4. Ao, W., Ting, F.S.T., Wei, J., Arbitrary polygonal solutions to the magnetic Ginzburg-Landau(GL) and Chern-Simon-Higgs equations  (35 pages)

  5. Jonsson, B.L.G., Merkli, M., Sigal, I.M., and Ting, F.S.T., Applied Analysis, Book, Chapters 1-3, (316 pages)

Conferences Organized

  1. July 19   Symposium on EmergingInnovations and Evaluation of Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) in TertiaryEducation,PolyU Campus, Hong Kong.

  2. June 18   Mini Symposium on Technology Enhanced ActiveLearning (TEAL)in Tertiary STEM Education, PolyU Campus, Hong Kong.

  3. Apr 09 AMS special sessionon Special Session on Effective Dynamicsand Interactions of Localized Structures in Schr¨odinger Type Equationsin Worcester, MA.

Invited Conference/Seminar/Workshop Presentations

  1. Nov 19     "YoTeach! Empower Students with Active Voices!" 18th European Conf.  on e-Learning Copenhagen  Nov ’19 Moderator for Roundtable Discussion on ”Technology Enhanced Active Learning STEM

    Education, EduTech Asia Conference, Singapore

  2. Aug 19     "Engaging Students with Technology" Workshop at the Taylor  Institute for T& L, U of Calgary   

  3. June 19    "Reimagine Education Award: The Inside View on Applying and Winning!", EDC Workshop, PolyU

  4. June 19     "Integrating Pedagogy with Technology:  Apps to Enhance Active Learning!", EDC Workshop, PolyU  

  5. May 19    "Increasing Active Learning in MOOCs via Peer Online Engagement", eLearning Forum Asia (eLFA) conference in Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. May 19     "Gamified Collaborative Problem Based Learning and Peer Assessment", 45 minute interactive workshop at the Lilly Conference at Baptist University, Hong Kong

  7. Dec 18    Increasing Active Learning Strategies in STEM Education by Adding Drawing Functionality to their Supporting Apps, Learning and Teaching Expo, Hong Kong Convention Centre.

  8. Nov 18    "PALMS Pedagogic and Active Learning Mobile Solutions", Quacquarelli Symonds Reimagine Education Conference, San Francisco, USA (Shortlisted for E-Learning Award)

  9. Nov 18    Using WeBWork for Active Learning in Mathematics, WebWork at U-STEMWorkshop, CLEAR, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

  10. Aug 18     "Engaging Students with Clickers using different active learning strategies", EDC PolyU, 

  11. May 18    "Active Learning Pedagogies and Mobile Applications in University STEM Education",Learning and Teaching Festival @EdUHK, May 25, 2018 (invited)

  12. May 18     "Active Learning in an undergraduate Calculus class using interactive online whiteboards", EARCOME8 (East Asia Regional Conferences on Mathematics Education) in Taiwan (May 7-11)

  13. Jan 17       "How to make Active Learning Happen",Workshop in EDC HK PolyU

  14. Aug 16     "Clickers and Games in Large Mathematics Classes", Workshop on Engaging students with Clickers - Hands-on workshop with common tools @PolyU , EDC HK PolyU

  15. May 16     "Magnetic Ginzburg-Landau equations with applied currents and impurities", International Conference on Applied Mathematics, City University of Hong Kong

  16. May 16     "Game type student response questions in Large Mathematics Classes", Workshop on Mobile Era Classroom Interactions (Student Response System), CLEAR (Center for Learning Enhancement and Research, CUHK

  17. Mar 16     "Expand your assessment toolkitWorkshop in EDC, HK PolyU, Using an online marking platform Crowdmark for fast and efficient marking"

  18. Sept 15     Blended Learning Symposium in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, "Using online resources to promote interaction in large Math courses"

  19. June 15     Applied Analysis and Dynamical Systemsat AMMCS-CAIMS Congress in Waterloo, ON, Canada. Non-radial multi-vortex solutions to the magneticChern-Simon-Higgs equations

  20. June 13     Nonlinear PartialDifferential Equations and their Applications at CMS Summer Meeting in Dalhousie University (declined invitation)

  21. Feb 11     Recent Advances in Nonlinear PDEs: Part I at Chinese University of Hong Kong, "Finite-energy degree-changing non-radial magneticvortex solutions to the Ginzburg-Landau equations"

  22. June 10     CMS Meeting: Stability in Nonlinear PDEs at University of New Brunswick, NB, Canada.

        ’04-’08      11 other math conference in New Mexico,Boston, Toronto,Banff, Purdue, Waterloo,  Newfoundland