Po-Shen Loh believes that anything is possible, even reinventing learning. He founded Expii, an innovative learning platform where students have the power to choose how they learn. Expii is a social enterprise that provides free creative and novel lessons to the world to make education and intellectual curiosity accessible to all.
Po-Shen has been a math professor at Carnegie Mellon University since 2010, and the National Coach of the winning USA International Mathematical Olympiad team since 2014. Through travel, collaboration, and intellectual curiosity, he uncovers math in unexpected places in our everyday lives. His unconventional attitude informs his holistic approach to education and drives him to teach students of all levels, backgrounds, and ages. As an in-demand innovative teacher, he shares mathematics with the world through his public lectures, the Daily Challenge with Po-Shen Loh, and through Expii.
Po-Shen’s academic career focuses on original discovery in the areas of combinatorics, probability theory, and computer science. He has published numerous papers in academic journals and was recognized by the 2018 United States Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. His style of making high-level concepts accessible to a variety of learning levels is what draws audiences to his presentations, and he has been invited to share his insights in 14 countries over the past decade.
Loh pioneered the first COVID-19 anonymous contact tracing app which uses ultrasound for proximity detection, circumventing the intrinsic inaccuracy of Bluetooth-based measurements. NOVID seeks to return our world to normalcy.
Loh is inventing a new approach to teaching advanced creative mathematical thinking to middle school students. The Daily Challenge is designed to be a fun and systematic tour of middle school competition math, designed for beginners. Through an original teaching style that develops creative thinking, students will discover the rich world of math that they can build from their foundation.