PROCORE - France/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme

Random matrices and their applications

Hong-Kong – January 6-9 2015

Random matrix theory is a very active field at the confluence of pure mathematics, theoretical physics, multivariate statistics, electrical engineering and so forth. The aim of this 4-days meeting is to gather prominent specialists of the field for exchange and stimulation. Talks will be 45 minute long (including questions) and will cover many aspects of the field. The workshop will take place in The University of Hong-Kong (Location: Google Maps). It is a follow-up of the two workshops Random Matrices and Applications previously hold in Paris in 2010 and 2012. Registration is free but mandatory (see below). This workshop is supported by PROCORE - France/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme, a scientific partnership intended to foster the cooperation between Hong Kong and France.

  • Workshop album has been released. An example: 1
  • Directions to go from Robert Black College to the Peak: It takes approximately one hour to reach the Peak from Robert Black College (RBC). From RBC’s main entrance, follow the steepest ascent path: at the end of University Drive, cross the street and take the stairs, then follow Hatton Road until the beginning of the « Morning Trail » (350 m from RBC’s main entrance) then follow the « Morning Trail » until the peak (2800 m). The trail is paved and lit before dawn and after twilight. A longer but more scenic option: after a while on the morning trail, take the Lugard road to the left to go to the Peak. The Lugard Road is almost flat; add 30 min.
  • Idea for visits on Thursday afternoon: Check out with this Guide to Hong Kong's Outlying Islands. Easy and enjoyful tours include “Countryside Hiking Tour” on Lamma Isalnd (page 19 of the pdf) and “Idyllic tour” on Cheung Chau Island (page 26). More information and guides can be found here.
Lastname, Firstname Affiliation
Adamczak, Radoslaw University of Warsaw, Poland
Bai, Zhidong Northeast Normal University, China
Bordenave, Charles CNRS and Université de Toulouse, France
Bose, Arup Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
Caputo, Pietro Università Roma Tre, Roma, Italy
Chen, Yang University of Macau, Macau, China
Couillet, Romain École Supérieure d'Electricité, Paris, France
Cucker, Felipe City University of Hong Kong, China
Collins, Benoît University of Ottawa, Canada
Guionnet, Alice CNRS (France) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
Hardy, Adrien Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
Johnstone, Iain Stanford University, USA
Knowles, Antti ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Kozhan,Rostyslav Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
Lytova, Anna Yu. Institute for Low Temperature, Kharkov, Ukraine
Maïda, Mylène Université de Lille, France
Male, Camille CNRS & Université Paris 5
Merlevède, Florence Université Paris Est Marne-La Vallée, France
Nadakuditi, Raj Rao University of Michigan, USA
Onatski, Alexei University of Cambridge, UK
Pajor, Alain Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France
Pan, Guangming Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
Salez, Justin Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7), France
Shao, Qiman Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Shcherbina, Mariya Institute for Low Temperature Physics, Kharkov, Ukraine
Soshnikov, Alexander University of California, Davis, USA
Yin, Jun University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Zheng, Xinghua Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China

Registration has been closed. Please contact the organizers for special enquiries.

Participants # Affiliation
Najim, Jamal CNRS & Université Paris Est - MLV
Chafaï, Djalil Université Paris-Dauphine
Yao, Jianfeng The University of Hong Kong
Onatskiy, Alexey University of Cambridge
Bose, Arup Indian Statistical Institute
Soshnikov, Alexander UC Davis
Hardy, Adrien Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Li, Weiming Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Hu, Jiang School of Mathematics and Statistics, Northeast Normal University, China
Bai, Zhidong School of Mathematics and Statistics, Northeast Normal University, China
Adamczak, Radoslaw University of Warsaw
Male, Camille CNRS, Paris 5
Morales, David Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Yang, Liusha Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Auguin, Nicolas Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Zheng, Xinghua Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Guionnet, Alice MIT and CNRS
Kozhan, Rostyslav Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Collins, Benoit University of Ottawa and Kyoto University
MAIDA, Mylene Université Lille 1
Salez, Justin Université Paris 7
Merlevede, Florence Université Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallée
Pajor, Alain Université Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallée
Caputo, Pietro Roma Tre University
Nagao, Taro Nagoya University
Nadakuditi, Raj Rao University of Michigan
Moreno-Pozas, Laureano Universidad de Málaga
SU, ZHONGGEN Zhejiang University
Zhu, Qiling Department of Mathematics, Zhejiang University
WANG, Qinwen Zhejiang University
Wang, Cheng Department of Mathematics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Liu, Dang-Zheng University of Science and Technology of China
Yang, Guangyu School of Mathematics and Statistics, Zhengzhou University, China
Shcherbina, Mariya Institute for Low Temperature Physics, Kharkov,Ukraine
Wong, Mo Dick University of Cambridge
Li, Zhaoyuan The University of Hong Kong
Song, Jian The University of Hong Kong
Shen, Keren The University of Hong Kong
ZHU, Qianqian The University of Hong Kong
Wong, Raymond The University of Hong Kong
Yiu, Rachel The University of Hong Kong
Oestman, Johan Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Cai, Weixin The University of Hong Kong
Yuen, Kam Chuen The University of Hong Kong
Yang, Hailiang The University of Hong Kong
Li, Wai Keung The University of Hong Kong
Lam, Yeh The University of Hong Kong
Xie, Junshan School of Mathematics and Statistics, Henan University, China
Pan, Guangming Nanyang Technological University
Yip, Iris Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong
Shao, Qi-Man Chinese University of Hong Kong
Zhou, Wenxin University of Melbourne
Yu, Philip The University of Hong Kong
Hui, David Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Luo, Shan Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Zhang, Deng Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Yang, Yingrui The University of Hong Kong
Mak, Don World Scientific
Wang , Chen National University of Singapore
Yaskov, Pavel Steklov Mathematical Institute, Russian Academy of Science
Yang, Yuping Southwest University, China
BAI, YANRU The University of Hong Kong
AO, Mengmeng Dept.ISOM, HKUST
Han, Guangyue The University of Hong Kong
Yang, Xinxin HKUST
Li, Zeng The University of HongKong
Wang , Hanchao Chinese University of Hong Kong



Tue 6 Wed 7 Thu 8 Fri 9
08:45-09:00 Opening
09:00-09:45 Pajor Guionnet Johnstone Bai
09:45-10:30 Lytova Couillet Onatski Pan
10:30-11:00 Pause Pause Pause Pause
11:00-11:45 Zheng Cucker Bose Collins
11:45-12:30 Adamczak Hardy Lytova Merlevède Salez
12:30-14:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch + Photo Lunch
14:00-14:45 Bordenave Shao/Zhou Free Shcherbina
14:45-15:30 Nadakuditi Kozhan Soshnikov
15:30-16:00 Pause Pause & Group photo Pause
16:00-16:45 Caputo Maïda Knowles
16:45-17:30 Mâle Merlevède Chen Yin
Evening Free Workshop Dinner Workshop Dinner Free

  • Transportation to Robert Black College from HK International airport:
    1. by taxi directly. Costs about 400 HKD (daytime);
    2. by the Airport Express train to Hong Kong Central Station (downtown), then by taxi. Costs about 100 HKD/person (train) plus 60 HKD (taxi, daytime). Notice that HK roads are triky for drivers, even for some taxi drivers. It is thus absolutely necessary to print this notice and show it to taxi driver for your trip.
    3. by the Airport Express and then by the Metro (called MTR) blue line to the HKU station (exit A2). The cheapest but the navigation through the HKU campus from the metro station to the Robert Black College is not easy with a piece of luggage. You may consider buying an Octopus card.
  • HKU Metro (MTR) station: a brand new station opened on December 28, 2014! That is why you will not find it on many maps. The optimal exit to reach the heart of the campus is A2.
  • Campus map: Map
  • Accommodations:
  • Visa: for most of countries, visitors to Hong Kong enjoy a visa free period varying from 14 days to 90 days. In particular, this free period is 90 days for French and USA citizens. For other countries, please check this Table (Item 12). Notice that visa legislation is completely different for visiting Mainland China.
  • Invitation Letter: if you need an invitation letter for your application of leave, please email to the Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science saas@hku.hk by providing the necessary information (identity, affiliation, stay period). A soft copy of the letter (in pdf) will be emailed to you soon after.
  • The talks will take place in Room 115, Knowles Building, HKU
  • Coffee/tea for breaks will be available in Room 114, Knowles Building, HKU
  • Lunches and Conference dinner are organised for invited speakers only.

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