International Workshop on
Applied Mathematics and Statistics


After serving at Hong Kong Baptist University for 19 years Professor Fred J. Hickernell will be leaving Hong Kong in early 2005. Since 1985 Prof. Hickernell has worked to advance Hong Kong Baptist University and to develop applied mathematics and statistics in Hong Kong. His research has contributed to a better understanding of numerical evaluation of multiple integrals and the design of experiments. Prof. Hickernell has mentored many students and organized several international conferences to promote the interchange of academic ideas between scholars in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and overseas. This one-day workshop will bring together experts in applied mathematics and statistics to discuss recent research.


Thursday, 16 December, 2004


SCM 012, Jockey Club School of Chinese Medicine Building,
Hong Kong Baptist University,
Kowloon Tong,
Hong Kong.

Invited Speakers & Schedule:

08:30 AMReception and Registration
09:00 AMOpening Ceremony
Prof. C. F. Ng, President, Hong Kong Baptist University
Prof. Rick W. K. Wong, Dean, Science Faculty, Hong Kong Baptist University
Prof. K. T. Fang, Head, Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong Baptist University
09:20 AMGroup Photo
Morning Invited Talks
Session 1: Prof. Tao Tang (Chair)
09:30 AM Frederick Ho, Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong
Opportunities and Challenges at the turn of the Century - An Official Statistician's Perspective [pdf]
10:00 AM Henryk Wozniakowski, Columbia University and University of Warsaw
Tractability of Multivariate Linear Problems for Weighted Spaces of Functions [pdf]
10:30 AM Wai-Keung Li, The University of Hong Kong
Diagnostic Checking Time Series Model with Conditional Heteroscedasticity Estimated by the LAD Approach [pdf]
11:00 AM Coffee Break
Session 2: Dr. Chong-Sze Tong (Chair)
11:15 AM Roderick Wong, City University of Hong Kong
Asymptotics and Riemann-Hilbert Problems [pdf]
11:45 AM Kai-Tai Fang, Hong Kong Baptist University
Discrepancy in Experimental Designs [pdf]
12:15 AM Felipe Cucker, City University of Hong Kong
On Level-2 Condition Numbers [pdf]
12:45 PMLunch (at Renfrew Seafood Restaurant, 34 Renfrew Road, 3/F David Lam Building)
Afternoon Invited Talks
Session 3: Dr. C. B. Lam (Chair)
02:00 PM Raymond Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
A Memory Reduction Method in Pricing American Options [pdf]
02:30 PM Chaoping Xing, National University of Singapore
Quantum Codes and a Construction [pdf]
03:00 PM Cunsheng Ding, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Perfect Nonlinear Functions and their Applications [pdf]
03:30 PM Coffee Break
Session 4: Dr. Sung-Nok Chiu (Chair)
03:45 PM Michael Kwok-Po Ng, The University of Hong Kong
Qualified-Bound-Pricing Methods for Combinatorial Contract Auctions [pdf]
04:15 PM Inchi Hu, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Bayesian Analysis of Multivariate Gaussian Mixtures with an Unknown Number of Components [pdf]
04:45 PM Kok-Lay Teo, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Control Parametrization Enhancing Transform to Optimal Control Problems [pdf]

05:15 PM Speech by Prof. Fred J. Hickernell
Evening Program at Maxim's Palace, Level 8, New Town Plaza, Shatin
06:00 PM Reception
06:30 PM Dinner


The workshop was organized by
Hong Kong Baptist University,
Department of Mathematics, and
Hong Kong Baptist University,
Statistics Research and Consultancy Centre (SRCC)

Please contact our RA, Kenny Yeung for any further information.