Department of Mathematics, HKUST  

  BAO, Zhigang   鮑志剛

  PhD Zhejiang Univ

Office: Room 3429  

Telephone: 7416  


  Associate Professor

Prof. Bao is an Assistant Professor in Department of Mathematics at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. In general, he is interested in Probability, Statistical Physics, and High-dimensional Statistics. For more information about his teaching and research, please visit his personal Home Page.


  • MATH5411  Advanced Probability Theory I

Research Interests

  • Probability Theory; Statistical Physics; High-dimensional Statistics

Awards & Honors

  • Professor Zhigang BAO was awarded the Excellent Young Scientists Fund 2022   (2022)
  • Professor BAO Zhigang was awarded the Science School Teaching Award   (2022)
  • 2021 HKMS Young Scholar Award   (2021)

       Selected Publications

Full Publication List [HKUST Scholarly Publications]  


  1. Eigenvector distribution in the critical regime of BBP transition
    • Author(s): Bao, Zhigang; Wang, Dong
    • Source: Probability Theory and Related Fields, 31 May 2021
    • Year: 2021

  2. Local Single Ring Theorem on Optimal Scale
    • Author(s): Bao, Zhigang ; Erdos, Laszlo; Schnelli, Kevin
    • Source: The Annals of Probability, v. 47, (3), May 2019, p. 1270-1334
    • Year: 2019

  3. Local Law of Addition of Random Matrices on Optimal Scale
    • Author(s): Bao, Zhigang; Erdos, Laszlo; Schnelli, Kevin
    • Source: Communications in Mathematical Physics. , v. 349, (3), February 2017, p. 947-990
    • Year: 2017

  4. Delocalization for a class of random block band matrices
    • Author(s): Bao, Zhigang; Erdős, László
    • Source: Probability Theory and Related Fields. , v. 167, (3-4), April 2017, p. 673-776
    • Year: 2017