Analysis and PDEs on Fractals: A Conference in Memory of Professor Ka-Sing Lau

Ka-Sing Lau (December 16, 1948 - October 12, 2021) was a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh (1986 -1999), Professor of Mathematics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (1996 - 2017) where he was chair from 1996 to 2012, Professor Emeritus at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2017 - 2021), and Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh (2017 - 2021). Ka-Sing worked in Functional Analysis, Harmonic Analysis, Fractal Geometry, Wavelet Theory, and Applied Probability. These areas go from the very classical to the more avant-garde topics in Analysis. Ka-Sing’s view of the field was both deep and broad. He was the leader at our Analysis seminar, and he had a tremendous influence in the development of Analysis both in Pittsburgh and in Hong Kong. Ka-Sing advised at least 24 Ph.D. students, and many Masters students and Post-Docs and published 154 research articles. His last paper appeared on October 8, 2021. Ka-Sing is remembered by everyone who knew and loved him for his friendship, kindness, joy of life, gentleness, enthusiasm, curiosity, optimism, courage, wisdom and profound intelligence.


For questions about the conference, please contact the organizers Chris Lennard ( or Juan Manfredi (

Please note: This conference is associated with the Mini-Course, "Analysis on Fractals, Themes, and Applications."

A special room rate is being offered by the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center Hotel through October 13, 2023.


Conference Schedule

IMA Terms and Conditions

October 27, 2023 - 3:00pm to October 29, 2023 - 5:00pm

Location and Address

10/27/23: Frick Fine Arts Building Room 125 for the Conference Opening and the first talk, followed by a reception

10/28-29/23: 704 Thackeray Hall for the remainder of the conference.

Speaker Information

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Fernando Charro, Wayne State University
András Domokos, California State University Sacramento
Ji Gao, Community College of Philadelphia
ChunKit Lai,  San Francisco State University
Peter Lindqvist, National Norwegian Technical University at Trodheim
Sze-Man Ngai, Georgia Southern University
Nages Shanmugalingam, University of Cincinnati 
Ting-Kam Leonard Wong, University of Toronto
Artem Zvavitch, Kent State University


"This conference is supported in part by the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) through its Participating Institution (PI) Program. PI members may use IMA/PI funds to support personnel's travel to this conference"