Bi-Weekly Colloquium

Mathematical Analysis and its Applications Colloquium
Organized by Prof. Ya Yan Lu and Prof. Roderick S. C. Wong

The Centre organizes a bi-weekly colloquium during each semester to facilitate academic exchanges among staff members and research students, both internally and externally, in a cross-disciplinary manner.

Recent Talks
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Theorems on rational and quasi-interpolation, and applications, using logarithmically monotone radial basis functions
Professor Martin Buhmann
Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany
(27/02/2020) **To be Cancelled**


Lebesgue points of two-dimensional functions and summability
Professor Ferenc Weisz
Department of Numerical Analysis, Eötvöts Loránd University


Selberg and related integrals
Professor Peter Forrester
Professor in School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne


Numerical Model and Modeling of Ocean Circulation, Ecosystem and Climate Trends in the South China Sea and Hong Kong Waters
Professor Jianping Gan
Department of Mathematics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Turning Point Theory and Asymptotics, Old and New Problems Involving Orthogonal Polynomials
Professor Mourad Ismail
University of Central Florida, USA

Transonic Shocks and Mixed-Type Equations
Professor Zhouping Xin
Department of Mathematics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Numerical integrators for dynamical low-rank approximation
Professor Christian Lubich
Universität Tübingen, Germany

Surface instability, bifurcation and variational principle
Professor Yichao Chen
University of Houston, USA

Quasi-Interpolation and Wavelets with Generalised Multiquadrics
Professor Martin Buhmann
Justus-Liebig University, Germany

An Integral Equation Method for Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography Image Reconstruction
Professor Yuesheng Xu
School of Data and Computer Science, Sun Yat-sen University, China

A Posteriori Error Estimation Techniques for Finite Element Methods
Professor Zhiqiang Cai
Department of Mathematics, Purdue University, USA

Professor Ron Chen
Chair Professor of Electronic Engineering,
Director of Centre for Chaos and Complex Networks,
City University of Hong Kong

Hyperplane Models for Coherent Pattern Detection in Multidimensional Data
Professor Hong Yan
Dean, College of Science and Engineering,
City University of Hong Kong


Nonsmooth, Nonconvex Regularization for Sparse Optimization
Professor Xiaojun CHEN
Department of Mathematics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Recent Advances in Mathematical and Numerical Understanding of Inverse Scattering Problems and Applications
Professor Jun ZOU
Department of Mathematics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Blind-source identification and decomposition of functions governed by the Adaptive Harmonic Model
Prof. Charles K. Chui
Department of Statistics, Stanford University
Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong Baptist University

Nonlinear Asymptotic Stability of the Lane-Emden Solutions for Viscous Gaseous Stars
Prof. Tao LUO
Professor, Department of Mathematics
City University of Hong Kong

Recent Results on Nonnegative Trigonometric Polynomials
Prof. Kwong Man-kam
Visiting Chair Professor of Mathematical Computation
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Multi-PageRank: Theory and Applications
Prof. Michael Ng
Head and Chair Professor of the Department of Mathematics,
Chair Professor (Affiliate) of Department of Computer Science,
Hong Kong Baptist University

Symmetry through geometry
Prof. Nalini Joshi
ARC Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellow and Chair of Applied Mathematics,
The University of Sydney, Australia Fellow, Australia Academy of Sciences


Threshold Spaces for Incompressible Euler Equations
Dr. Dong Li
University of British Columbia, Canada
Recipient of the Coxeter-James Prize (2015)


Near-Field Imaging of Rough Surfaces
Prof. Peijun Li
Purdue University, USA

Math & Music: Connecting Theory and Practice
Prof. Dave Kung
St. Mary's College of Maryland, USA
Visiting Scholar, Lingnan University, Hong Kong


A Convergence Theory for Mesh-free Methods for a Nonlinear Second Order Elliptic Equation
Prof. Klaus Böhmer
Philipps-University Marburg, Germany

Heat Kernels, Old and New
Prof. Peter Greiner
University of Toronto, Canada

Wavelets, Shearlets, and Mathematical Imaging
Dr. Xiaosheng Zhuang
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Risk management in asset management
Dr. Georgiana Solanet
Senior Manager, Head of Market Risk Lloyds TSB plc Bank, Geneva,


Harmonic Measures and Polynomial Inequalities
Professor Vilmos Totik
University of Szeged, Hungary and
University of South Florida, USA

PetIGA: High-Performance Isogeometric Analysis
Dr. Victor M. Calo
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Noise Attenuation during the Development of Spatial Pattern
Dr. Lei Zhang
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Geometry and Asymptotics for the Painlevé Equations
Professor Nalini Joshi
The University of Sydney, Australia

Reconstruction algorithms in sonic tomography
Professor Frank Natterer
University of Münster, Germany

On Classes of Controlled Marketing Models
Professor Kurt Helmes
Humboldt University, Berlin

Learning with Delay: the Nonlinear Dynamics Foundation of Subspace Clustering
Professor Jianhong Wu
York University, Canada

Moving Frames in Applications
Professor Peter J. Olver
University of Minnesota, USA


The Lagrange method and SAO with bounds on the dual variables
Professor M.J.D. Powell
University of Cambridge, UK

A Class of Semilinear Maps, an Algebraic System and Mathematical Modeling
Professor Wenying Feng
Trent University, Ontario, Canada

Switching Diffusions and Applications
Professor George Yin
Wayne State University, USA

Numerical Methods for Linear and Nonlinear Elliptic Differential Equations and Systems
Professor Klaus Böhmer
Philipps-University Marburg, Germany

Gas-kinetic Scheme for the Simulation from Free Molecule to Navier-Stokes Solutions
Professor Kun Xu
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Instabilities in Stress-induced Phase Transitions in Thin/slender SMA Structures
Professor H. H. Dai
City University of Hong Kong

Adaptive Fourier Decomposition
Professor Tao Qian
University of Macau, China

Towards a Mathematical Foundation of Immunology
Professor Stephen Smale
City University of Hong Kong

Numerical Analysis of Volterra Integral Equations
Professor Hermann Brunner
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada and
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong


Energetic Variational Approaches in the Modeling of Ionic Solutions and Ion Channels
Professor Chun LIU
The Penn State University, USA

Geometric rigidity of mappings and applications to nonlinear elasticity
Professor Cristinel MARDARE
University Pierre et Marie Curie, France

The DiPerna-Lions theory for differential equations with non-smooth coefficients, and its stochastic extension
Professor Xicheng ZHANG
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Kernel-based Approximation for Well-posed and Ill-posed Problems
Professor Benny Y. C. Hon
City University of Hong Kong

An Asymptotic Procedure for High-Frequency Homogenization of Periodic Media
Professor Julius Kaplunov
Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK

Beyond Symmetric Broyden for Updating Quadratic Models in Minimization without Derivatives
Professor M.J.D. Powell
University of Cambridge, U.K.and City University of Hong Kong

The Immersed Interface Method and Applications for Free Boundary and Moving Immersed Problems
Professor Zhilin LI
North Carolina State University, USA


From Discrete Hodge Theory to Finding Sparse Sensor Covers
Professor Ali Jadbabaie
University of Pennsylvania

Cohomology at a Fixed Scale for Metric Spaces
Professor Nat Smale
University of Utah and
Department of Mathematics
City University of Hong Kong

General Analytic Solution of the Elliptic Type
Professor Robert Conte
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France

Rounding Algorithms and Digital Representation
Professor Alexander M. Powell
Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee

Ellipticity on Manifolds with Geometric Singularities
Professor Bert-Wolfgang Schulze
University of Potsdam, Germany

Mathematical Modeling, Computation and Analysis for Heat and Moisture Transport in Fibrous Materials
Professor Wei Wei SUN
City University of Hong Kong

Efficient Numerical Simulation of Photonic Crystal Devices
Professor Ya Yan LU
City University of Hong Kong

2008 Construction and Computational Implementation of Green’s Functions
Yuri Melnikov
Middle Tennessee State University

Kernel-Based Meshless Methods for Solving PDEs
Robert Schaback
University of Göttingen

Bergman Polynomials on Archipelagos
Edward. B. Saff
College of Arts and Science Vanderbilt University

2007 Global Inverse Piston Problem in Gas Dynamics
Ta-Tsien Li
Fudan University, China

Virtual Assistant for Chinese Handwriting Education (VACHE)
Howard Leung
City University of Hong Kong

On the Kinematics of the 2+1-Dimensional Motion of a Fibre- Reinforced Fluid. An Integrable Connection
Colin Rogers
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Properties of Regularization Operators in Learning Theory
Andrea Caponnetto
City University of Hong Kong

On Some Applications of Stochastic Calculus in Analysis
Nicolas Privault
City University of Hong Kong

Bergman Polynomials on Archipelagos
Ron Hui
City University of Hong Kong

Numerical Approximations to Hadamard Finite-part Integral Operators
Wei-wei Sun
City University of Hong Kong

Corner Instabilities in Slender Elastic Cylinders: Analytical Solutions and Formation Mechanism
Hui-Hui Dai
City University of Hong Kong

Nonlinear Solutions of Plane Couette Flow with and without a System Rotation
Masato Nagata
Kyoto University


Making Sense of Non-Hermitian Hamiltonians
Carl M. Bender
Washington University in St. Louis

A Dirichlet-to-Neumann Map Approach to Photonic Crystal Modeling
Ya Yan Lu
City University of Hong Kong

Drawing of Viscous Threads with Temperature-dependent Viscosity
Jonathan Wylie
City University of Hong Kong

Quasicrystals: From 6 Dimensions to Frying Pans
Michel A. Van Hove
City University of Hong Kong

High-Order Numerical Methods for Delay Differential and Integral Equations with Variable Delays
Hermann Brunner
Hong Kong Baptist University and Memorial University of Newfoundland Canada

Iterative Methods With Inexact Preconditionings and Their Applications to Saddle-point Systems and Electromagnetic Maxwell Equations
Jun Zou
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Nonlinear Singular System Control and Estimator Design: Robust Stability Theory and Applications
Daniel Ho
City University of Hong Kong

2005 Generalized Laguerre Pseudospectral Method For Unbounded Domains
Guo Ben-yu
Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai Institute for Computational Science

Mathematical Theory of Hysteresis - An introduction
Gérard Tronel
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Simulations of Cod-End Fish Nets and of the Surrounding Flow
Roger Lewandowski
University of Rennes - France

Meshless Computation Methods for solving Partial Differential Equations

Benny Y.C. Hon
City University of Hong Kong

Fast Numerical Methods for Solving Fredholm Integral Equations
Stefan Sauter
Institute of Mathematics,
University of Zurich

Spectral Analysis of Jacobi Matrices and Orthogonal Polynomials
Mourad E. H. Ismail
University of Central Florida, USA

Minimal Surfaces and Optimal Control
Claude Vallée
University of Poitiers, France

Iterative Methods for Waveguide Discontinuity Problems
Ya Yan Lu
City University of Hong Kong

Generalized Newton Methods for Semi-Infinite Programs
Liqun Qi
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

On Hidden Integrability in Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics
Colin Rogers
University of New South Wales, Australia


The Uniqueness Problem of the Ground State of Emden Fowler Equations
Man Kam Kwong
Lucent Techologies Inc., USA

On "Can One Hear the Shape of a Drum"
Peter Greiner
University of Toronto, Canada

Integro-Differential and Differential Equations in the Study of Asymptotics of Ruin Probabilities with Investments
Jun Cai
University of Waterloo, Canada

Systems of nonlinear reaction ¨C diffusion equations with symmetric source terms and the history of viral disease
Jonathan Wylie
City University of Hong Kong

Moisture Transport in Porous Clothing Assemblies
Huang Huaxiong
York University, Canada

On Chemotaxis Models
Chen Hua
Wuhan University, China

Ruin Theory: Development and Problems
Hailiang Yang
The University of Hong Kong

Approximation Theory of the p-finite Element Method
Benqi Guo
University of Manitoba, Canada

Multi-Dimensional Conservation Laws and Transonic Shock Waves
Zhouping Xin
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Teaching Elementary Differential Equations from a Dynamical Systems Viewpoint
Robert L Devaney
Boston University, USA

Development of Mathematical Model for Horse Race Wagering
William Benter
The Advantage Trust, USA

Localized Resonance Approach to Creating Wave Functional Materials
Ping Sheng
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology