Sep 22 2017

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NYU Shanghai

The NYU-ECNU Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU Shanghai welcomes eight new members this fall. Please join us in welcoming these colleagues to the institute!

**Roberto Fernandez, Visiting Professor of Mathematics, NYU Shanghai**

Roberto Fernandez is a Visiting Professor of Mathematics at NYU Shanghai. He has had a very itinerant academic life that includes instructorships at Universidad de Buenos Aires and University of Texas at Austin; research positions at Rutgers University, ETH-Zurich, EPFL-Lausanne and Princeton University (as part of a Guggenheim fellowship); and professorships at Universidad de Córdoba (Argentina), Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil) and Université de Rouen (on leave since mid-2009). He is an emeritus professor at Utrecht University. His research interests include mathematical statistical mechanics (classical and quantum), stochastic processes (theory and applications), and stochastic algorithms.

**Marcelo Hilario, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, NYU Shanghai**

Marcelo R. Hilario is a Visiting Assistant Professor at NYU Shanghai. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, he was an Assistant Professor at Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2011 at The Brazilian National Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA), in Rio de Janeiro. He was a Visiting Research Fellow in the Mathematical Physics group at University of Geneva in Switzerland from August 2014 to October 2015 under the supervision of Professor Hugo Duminil-Copin. His current research focuses on the probability theory and stochastic processes with emphasis on random media, percolation theory and random walks in dynamical random environments.

**Xiaoli Kong, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, NYU Shanghai**

Xiaoli Kong is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics at NYU Shanghai. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she was a Research Assistant at the Department of Statistics, University of Kentucky. She holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Xiamen University and a Ph.D. (ABD) in Statistics from University of Kentucky. Dr. Kong’s research interests are multivariate analysis, asymptotic expansions, repeated measure and high dimensional data analysis in statistics, Lie algebra, KacMoody algebra, and left symmetric algebra in mathematics. Her work has appeared in *Journal of Multivariate Analysis*, *Communications in Algebra*, *International Journal of Mathematics*, and *Pacific Journal of Mathematics*.

**Yves Le Jan, Visiting Professor of Mathematics, NYU Shanghai**

Yves Le Jan is a Visiting Professor of Mathematics at NYU Shanghai. For eight years, he worked as an associate editor of Annals of Probability, edited by the IMS. He was invited to give a lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2006 and to give the plenary Doob Lecture at the World Congress of Probability and Statistics in 2012. He has been working mostly on various aspects of stochastic processes and is particularly interested in their relations to mathematical physics. His research interests lie in Markov processes, stochastic calculus, and applications to mathematical physics.

**Tao Li, Professor of Mathematics, East China Normal University**

Tao Li has been a Professor at the Department of Mathematics, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, since January 2017. He received his Ph.D. in Systems Theory from the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in 2009. He was the recipient of the 2009 Singapore Millennium Foundation Research Fellowship and the 2010 Australian Endeavor Research Fellowship. He received recognition as a Dongfang Distinguished Professor from Shanghai Municipality in 2012 and was granted the Outstanding Young Scholar Fund by the National Natural Science Foundation of China in 2015. Dr. Li's current research interests include stochastic systems, cyber-physical systems, and game theory.

**Grégoire Véchambre, Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematics, NYU Shanghai**

Grégoire Véchambre is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mathematics at NYU Shanghai. He received his Ph.D. from Université d'Orléans in November 2016, with Dr. Pierre Andreoletti as his advisor. Before his Ph.D., he studied mathematics in the Britanian branch of ENS Cachan, (a school that became ENS Rennes in 2014). Grégoire Véchambre's work focuses on the probability theory. His research interests are mainly in processed random environments, Lévy processes, and exponential functionals of Lévy processes.

**Weijun Xu, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, NYU Shanghai**

Weijun Xu is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics at NYU Shanghai. He received his Ph.D. from Oxford in 2013. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, he was a postdoctoral researcher at University of Warwick. His research interests include stochastic partial differential equations, rough paths, and probability.

**Jinjiong Yu, Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematics, NYU Shanghai**

Jinjiong Yu is a Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU Shanghai. He received his Ph.D. from National University of Singapore with Professor Rongfeng Sun as his advisor. His research interests lie in probability theory, interacting particle systems, and statistical mechanical models.