Terence Tao is an award winning Australia-born Chinese mathematician. Though he was worked in different mathematical aspects yet his primary focus has been on- harmonic analysis, algebraic combinatorics, partial differential equations, geometric combinatorics, arithmetic combinatorics, analytic number theory & compressed sensing.
Terence "Terry" Chi-Shen Tao was born in Adelaide, South Australia on July 17, 1975 to Billy & Grace Tao. He showed extraordinary mathematical caliber since a very young age & even took to university-grade mathematics courses at the mere age of 9. Along with Lenhard Ng, Tao is the only child from John Hopkins Study of Exceptional Talent program to achieve more than 700 (760) on SAT maths before the age of 10.