|Prof. Huaiping Zhu, Director of LAMPS. His research interests include: Differential equations and Dynamical systems; Bifurcation theory and applications; Hilbert's 16th problem; Mathematical modeling and analysis in ecology and epidemiology; Regional climate modeling and impact studies; Modeling and dynamics of vector-borne diseases, mosquito-borne diseases, West Nile virus|
|Prof. Steven X. Wang, his current research is focused on two areas: statistical data mining and weighted likelihood inference|
|Prof. Zijiang Yang, Research interests include: Performance Analysis in the Financial Services Industry; Data Mining Algorithms; Decision Making Support Algorithms|
|Ziwang Deng, Research interests: Climate change and impacts; Numerical modelling and data assimilation; Statistical data analysis, statistical downscaling model development; Big data analytics and visualization; GIS (Geographic Information Systems) analysis; Data driven web application development, developer of the Ontario Climate Data Portal (OCDP)|
|Prof. Richard Bello, Climatologist in the Department of Geography at York University. He specializes in the field measurement evapotranspiration, and the exchange of carbon dioxide and methane in the Subarctic and Toronto.|
|Xin Gao, Professor in statistics, Ph.D. Ottawa 2003. Her research interests include statistical genetics, bioinformatics, biostatistics, nonparametrics, large sample theory, and statistical computing. She is especially interested in research which will allow me to develop statistical methodologies for biological data analysis. She is currently President of Southern Ontario Regional Statistical Association.|
|Neal Madras, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at York University. He received his B.Sc. in Mathematics from McGill University in 1979, and his Ph.D. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University in 1984. His current research includes pure and applied probability theory, Monte Carlo methods, statistical mechanics of polymers, immunology, and stochastic models of weather. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statisitics.|
|Xin Qiu, Dr. Qiu is a founding Principal of Novus Environmental inc. and an Adjunct Professor at LAMPS of York University. Dr. Qiu is an IPCC Expert Reviewer on the new AR5's Special Report of "Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation". Dr. Qiu received his Ph.D in Earth and Space Science at York University in 2003. He has over 20 years of experience in meteorology, climatology and air quality studies. He has led and involved in 100+ projects focusing on meteorology, severe weather, climate change, air quality and GHG emission inventories, local/regional air quality and health impacts assessment in Canada and globally.|
|Beate Sander, Dr. Beate Sander is a Senior Scientist at the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), University of Toronto, and an Adjunct Scientist at ICES. She is also an investigator with THETA, the Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment Collaborative and a Faculty Associate with the Canadian Centre for Health Economics. Dr. Sander completed her degree in Nursing (RN) in Germany and received postgraduate degrees in Business Administration (MBA) from Germany, Economics of Development (MEcDev) from the Australian National University, and a Doctorate in Health Services Research (PhD) from the University of Toronto. She currently serves as a trustee of the Society for Medical Decision Making. Dr. Sander’s research supports health policy decision-making through methodological and applied research in economic evaluation with a focus on infectious diseases. Her expertise encompasses several methodological domains, including decision analysis, health economics, mathematical modeling and epidemiology. She is also interested in health policy decision-making.|
|Nick Ogden, Dr. Nick Ogden is a UK-trained veterinarian (University of Liverpool, 1983). After 10 years of mixed clinical practice, he then completed a doctorate in Lyme disease ecology at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford in 1996. During the six years he spent as a lecturer at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, he continued his research into the ecology and epidemiology of tick-borne diseases of public health importance in Europe and those of importance to livestock production in Africa. In 2002 he moved to Canada, where he continued research on the ecology of Lyme disease and other zoonoses and climate change as a research scientist at the Public Health Agency of Canada. As a Director in the Public Health Agency of Canada he directed programs on climate change, vector-borne and water-borne diseases and zoonoses. He is currently a senior research scientist within the Zoonoses Division of the Public Health Agency of Canada focusing on the ecology and epidemiology of zoonoses.|
|Yuejiao Fu, Research interests include: mixture models, asymptotics, biostatistics, statistical genetics and empirical likelihood.|
|Kaz Higuchi, Graduated with B.Sc. in theoretical physics at Carleton University. Upon graduation he was hired by Environment Canada and served as a weather forecaster for a few years. He then proceeded to do graduate study in atmospheric physics at the University of Toronto while on educational leave from Environment Canada, completing his Ph.D. in 1983. After nearly 38 years of service with Environment Canada, he retired and has continued his research and teaching as an adjunct faculty (Faculty of Environmental Studies and Graduate Program in Geography) at York University.|
|Dr. Ziwang Deng, his research interests include Climate change and impacts; Numerical modelling and data assimilation; Statistical data analysis, statistical downscaling model development; Big data analytics and visualization; GIS (Geographic Information Systems) analysis; Data driven web application development, developer of the Ontario Climate Data Portal (OCDP)|
|Dr. Jiafeng Wang, his research interest: Using the WNv surveillance data, the weather record, and landscape features in southern Ontario, he apply the statistical and mathematical tools to study the impact of weather and environmental conditions on mosquito population, further on WNv transmission.|
|Dr. Guihong Fan, her research interests include: Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems; Bifurcation Theory and Applications; Mathematical Modeling and Analysis in Ecology and Epidemiology; Modeling studies of West Nile virus and vector-borne diseases. Dr. Fan now is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, Columbus State University, Georgia, USA. |
|Dr. Alip Mohammed, His research interests include: Modeling and Analysis of West Nile Virus: Discrete Models; Several Complex Variables and Partial Differential Equations; Image Processing and Pseudo-Differential Operators. He was co-supervised with Man Wah Wong.|
Now is a professor in the Department of Mathematics, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
|Dr. Guihua Li, her research interests include: Bifurcation theory and applications in mathematical biology; Modeling and dynamics of vector-borne diseases. Now she is a professor in the School of Science, North University of China, Shanxi, China.|
Personnel webpage: http://www.nuc.edu.cn/info/1157/20026.htm
|Dr. Wenjing Zhang received her PhD in Applied Mathematics from Western University in August of 2014. She uses dynamical systems approach to study recurrent diseases. Her work "Conditions for transient viremia in deterministic in-host models: viral blips need no exogenous trigger" was awarded a SIGEST paper award from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in 2014. Wenjing joined LAMPS and York to conduct research on dynamical systems, bifurcation theory, geometric singular perturbation theory and applications in mathematical biology, in particular to study the fast-slow dynamics in ecology and epidemiology. |
Link to Wenjing's Ph.D thesis: Understanding Recurrent Disease: A Dynamical Systems Approach
Now she is a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Texas Tech University, Texas, USA.
|Dr. Wendi Bao, her research interests include: Numerical methods of (partial) differential-algebraic equations; Modeling the spatial distribution of mosquito abundance and transmission of mosquito-borne diseases using free boundaries. |
Supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from Chinese Scholarship Council.
|Dr. Renato Huzak, His research interests include: Geometric singular perturbation theory, including the family blow-up as one of the main techniques; Lienard equations and Hilbert’s 16th problem; Normal forms; Slow-fast bifurcations; Applications of singular perturbation theory in predator-prey systems, vector-borne diseases, etc. Now assistant professor at Hasselt University, Hasselt, Belgium.|
|Dr. Haitao Song, his research interests include: Delay differential equations and Dynamical systems; Bifurcation theory and applications in mathematical biology; Modeling and dynamics of mosquito-borne diseases. Now he is an associate professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences, Shanxi University, Shanxi, China.|
|Dr. Khalid Malik has obtained his PhD from ESS, York University in 2010 with Prof. Peter Taylor. His PhD topic of research was a study of drought over Central Southwest Asia. He identified the causes of severe drought over the Asian region during 1999-2001 and found tele-connections with different climatic indices. He has developed a seasonal weather model for Pakistan and its neighboring countries including India, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. The model can also be used for hydrological seasonal weather outlook by simply changing the model input and Regional Correction Factors (RCF) for that particular region. His broad research interests include: The impact of climate change in the region; Monsoon dynamics; The importance of meteorology in the agriculture sector; Regional weather tele-connection with different climatic indices etc. Now he is a director of Pakistan Meteorological Department, Islamabad, Pakistan.|
|Dr. Xianghong Zhang, her research interests include:Smooth and non-smooth dynamical systems (ordinary differential equation, impulsive response, Filippov and piecewise smooth), bifurcation theory and applications; Mathematical biology, Modelling and dynamics of mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases with human interventions (transgenic mosquitoes) and climate changes; Modelling and analysis of integrated pest management (IPM) and epidemiology. Now she is an associate professor in the School of Mathematics and statistics, Southwest University, Chongqing, China.|
|Dr. Juan Li, her research interests include: Theory of bifurcation and application of dynamical systems, Mathematical biology; Modeling, dynamics control and prevention of Zoonotic diseases. She is a joint postdoctoral fellow with China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center (CAHEC).|
|Dr. Don Yu, His interests include: Modeling and dynamical studies of vector-borne diseases considering climate change. He was co-supervised with Neal Madras.|
|Elena Aruffo||Elena received her PhD in Applied Mathematics from York University (2020). She employed deterministic and stochastic models to model measles immunity in Canada. She joined LAMPS in September 2020 and she is currently working on modelling COVID-19 pandemic.|
|Jummy Funke David||Research interests include: Mathematical biology, mathematical epidemiology, population dynamics, computer simulations, data fitting, data analysis and parameter estimation. She is especially interested in modeling indirect (environmental) transmission of infectious diseases.|
|Hui Wan||Spatial and temporal dynamics of mosquito population and mosquito-borne diseases. Now associate professor in School of Mathematics Nanjing Normal University, China.|
|Venkata Duvvuri||Mathematical studies of the transmission of West Nile virus in Ontario. (Co-supervised with J. Wu). Now research scientist at PHO.|
|Weiguang Yao||Immune system memory realization. (Co-supervised with J. Wu). Now senior research scientist St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.|
|Yulin Zhao||Bifurcation of nonlinear dynamical systems, Hilbert's 16th problem. Now Professor, Dean of School of Mathematics, Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, China.|
|Xiaolan Zhou||Research Associate and Lamps Assistant; Regional climate change modeling and impact studies.|
|Bifurcation theory, modeling and dynamics of environmental impact on lakes. (Supported by NSERC and PHAC). Now full professor of Nanjing University.|
|Longxing Qi||Mathematical modeling study of schistosomiasis in China. (Supported by a Chinese Scholarship Council postdoctoral fellowship)|
|Juping Zhang||Spatial modeling for the spreading of West Nile virus. Now full professor in Shanxi University.|
|Dr. Ahmed Abdelrazee, his research interests include: Research interests cover the topics in Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems; Bifurcation Theory and Applications; Mathematical Modeling and Analysis in Ecology and Epidemiology. Now he is an assistant professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia|
|Yurong Cao, combining both statistical and dynamical system approaches to study the West Nile virus in Peel region incorporating weather and environmental factors. She was co-supervised with Xin Gao.|
|Dr. Chunhua Shan, His research interests include: Bifurcation theory and applications of dynamical systems; Hilbert's 16th problem. Now assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Toledo, Ohio, USA. http://www.math.utoledo.edu/directories/Shan_Chunhua_f.html|
|Dr. Longbin Chen, his research interests include: Modeling studies of temporal and spatial abundance and distribution of mosquitoes; Climate modeling and impact studies on ecology and epidemiology. He was co-supervised with Steven Wang.|
|Dr. Don Yu, high resolution statistical downscaling of Global Climate Models (GCM) ; Impact of changing climate on mosquito abundance forecasting; Vector-host disease transmission dynamics of West Nile virus. He was co-supervised with Neal Madras.|
|Dr. Rongrong Liu, her research interests include: Differential equations and dynamical systems, Bifurcation theory and applications; Transmission Dynamics and Spatial Spread of Vector-borne Diseases; Modeling, Prediction and Control. Now Associate Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Wyoming.|
|Dr. Qingling Zeng, her research interests include: Differential equations and Dynamical system; Mathematical modeling and analysis in biology, epidemiology and finance, prediction and control. Now Associate Vice President, Financial Crimes & Fraud Management Group, TD Bank.|
|Dr. Yawen Xu, her research interests include: Statistical modelling, data integration, data clustering and model selection. Her PhD dissertation topic is combining test statistics and information criteria for high dimensional data analysis. She was co-supervised with Xin Gao and Steven Wang.|
|Yiyuan Wang, Her research interests include: Dynamical systems; Bifurcation theory and applications; Hilbert's 16th problem|
|Wenzhe Li, Using dynamical system and statistics approaces to study the environmental impact on single species population and transmission of vector-borne diseases.|
|Bing Hu, her research interests include: Theory and applications of stochastic dynamical system; Modeling, analyzing and evaluating the impact of climate change on vector population and transmission of vector-borne diseases; Mosquitoes and Mosquito-borne diseases.|
|Pei Yuan, her research interests include: Statistical and dynamical modeling analysis of the species population; bifurcation analysis; Infectious disease modeling.|
|Hamed Babazadeh, trained in mechanical engineering, and worked as a designer and consultant, Hamed’s interest lies in developing mathematical platforms using dynamical systems to explain interactions between an individual and environment. He is currently revisiting the measures describing the condition of mind which expresses satisfaction with the thermal environment, known as “thermal comfort” in the building industry. He is examining the possibility of crafting a more flexible notion of thermal comfort to improve the well-being of occupants, reduce the energy use of buildings, and ultimately elevate the notion of comfort to pleasure.|
|Yi Tan, Her research interests include: Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems; Stochastic Systems, Stability and Biological Applications; Infectious disease modeling.|
|Kenji Suzuki||Now the Deputy Director, Actuarial Affairs Division, Pension Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Japan.|
|Boli Xie, Dec. 2021 - Nov. 2022|
Her research interests include: modeling and analysis of complex networks; bifurcation analysis; optimal control.
She is currently modeling and analyzing the COVID-19 pandemic.
She is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics at North University of China.
|Sharon Dhami, May 2018|
Modelling of spatial distribution of Pseudogymnoascus destructans in Canada while considering climatic variables and geographic factors; modelling dynamics of P. destructans, endangered bat populations, and mosquitoes; and geographic information analysis.
|Jun Li, Sept 2018|
1.Bifurcation theory and applications.
2.Geometric singular perturbation theory and its application.
3.Modeling and dynamics of drug addiction and abuse.
|Nasrin Eghbali, Sept 2018|
Fractional differential and integral equations， theory and applications
|Zhigui Lin, Aug 2017 - Sept 2017|
Professor of mathematics from Yangzhou University, research interest includes
Dynamics of Parabolic Systems and Time- Delay Equations
Nonlinear Reaction-Diffusion Equations
Free Boundary Problems
|Bruna C. dos Santos, Aug 2017 - Dec 2017|
PhD candidate of University of São Paulo, Brazil:
1. Differential equations
2. Mathematical modeling and analysis in epidemiology
3. Modeling and dynamics of vector-borne diseases
4. Bifurcation theory and applications
Supervisors: Sergio Oliva (University of São Paulo) and Huaiping Zhu Supported by National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and NSERC of Canada.
|Luana Tais Bassani, Sept 2017 - Dec 2017|
Ph.D. student at the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Main interests are: Modeling and simulation in biomathematics; Differential equations; Numerical modeling of mosquito-borne diseases.
Supervisors: Pedro da Silva Peixoto and Huaiping Zhu.
Supported by National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq, Brazil) and NSERC of Canada.
|Zhipeng Qiu, Sept 2017 - Dec 2017|
Professor in mathematics from Nanjing University of Science and Technology. Research interests include
Mathematical Modeling and Analysis in Ecology and Epidemiology;
Stability Theory, Bifurcation theory and applications;
Age-structured mathematical models.
|Shujuan Wang, Dec 2017 - Dec 2018|
Professor, Research interests include Partial Differential Equations and Fluid Mechanics.
|Xiaofeng Li, Jun 2017 - Aug 2017|
Geometric singular perturbation theory and its application in KdV equation and reaction-diffusion equations.
|Xiaowan Li, Jun 2017 - Aug 2017|
Geometric singular perturbation theory and applications in mathematical biology.
|Can Wang, Jun 2017 - Aug 2017|
The existence，uniqueness and asymptotic estimates of solutions for singularly perturbed boundary value problem.
|Zhigui Lin, June 1 – Aug. 31, 2015 & Aug. 10-Sept 10, 2016|
Yangzhou University, China.
Spatial spread of mosquito-borne diseases with free-boundary.
|Juan Li, Sept 2014 - Feb 2016|
Dynamical modeling and analysis of environmental impact on algal bloom in shallow lakes.
Supervisors: Yongzhong Song (Nanjing Normal University) and Huaiping Zhu
Supported by Chinese Scholarship Council and Nanjing Normal University.
|Ming Chen, Sept. 2015 – Aug.2016|
Northeast Normal University, China.
Dynamical systems, modeling and analysis of the impact of environmental factors on aquatic ecosystems. (Supported by Chinese Scholarship Council).
|Xianghong Zhang, Sept. 2015 – Aug.2016|
Shanxi Normal University, China.
Modeling studies of human interventions (such as Wolbachia-infected mosquito augmentation, spraying insecticide et al.) with non-smooth dynamical systems on the transmission of dengue virus. (Supported by Chinese Scholarship Council).
|Lie Wang, Sept 2014 - Sept 2015|
Impulsive differential equation, functional differential equation, difference equation, and infectious disease system.
|Aili Wang, Sept 2014 - Jul 2015|
Theory and applications of non-smooth dynamical systems; bifurcation and dynamics; modelling and analysis of epidemiology.
Supervisors: Yanni Xiao (Xian Jiaotong University) and Huaiping Zhu
Supported by Chinese Scholarship Council and Xian Jiaotong University.
Now Assistant professor in Baoji University of Arts and Sciences.
|Le Li, Nov. 2014 – Feb. 2015|
Hunan University, China. Modeling and dynamics of Flocking. Supported by Mitacs Globalink Inbound Academia Program.
|Zhen Jin, Dec.1-30, 2015 & Nov. 2008 – Oct. 2009|
Shanxi University, China.
The director of Center of complex systems, Shanxi University.
Network modeling and applications in modeling and dynamics of infectious disease.
|Chunxiao Ding, Jan. 2014 – Jul 2014|
Visiting PhD student from Nanjing University of Science and Technology. Her research interest includes uncertain programming and uncertain project scheduling.
Supervisor: Huaiping Zhu.
|Zhipeng Qiu, Aug 2013 - Jul 2014|
Dr. Qiu is a full professor of Nanjing University of Science and Technology. His research interest includes Mathematical Modeling and Analysis in Ecology and Epidemiology and Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems.
|Yihong Du, Nov. – Dec. 2014|
University of New England, Australia.
Free boundary problems for reaction-diffusion equations and application to population and mosquito-borne diseases.
|Meng Fan, Oct. 2013–Feb. 2014|
Dr. Meng Fan works in the theory and applications of ODEs, FDEs, and dynamic equations on time scales, and Mathematical Biology. The topics cover basic theory, stability, periodicity, almost periodicity, exponential dichotomies, population dynamics, ecological stoichiometry, ecological invasion,algal bloom, and optimal management of renewable resources. His research is motivated by both pure mathematics and applications in ecology and other subject areas.
|Schehrazad Selmane, Jun 1- Aug. 31, 2012 & May 1 – Aug. 31, 2013|
University of sciences and technology of Algiers (U.S.T.H.B), Algeria.
Mathematical models and dynamics of leishmaniasis epidemiology.
|Dongmei Xiao, Jan.1 – Apr 30, 2012|
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.
True visitor of Faculty of Science and Engineering, York University. Half supported by Prof. Zhu.
Lina Hao, Jul 2011 - Jul 2012
|Yien Ling Hii, Jan 2012 - Mar 2012|
MPH. PhD. Study of the impact of climate variability on dengue with focus on climate-based dengue early warning system. Now at Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Sweden. http://www.phmed.umu.se/english/divisions/epidemiology/staff/yien-ling-hii/
|Zhen Jin, Feb 2009 - Mar 2010|
Biological dynamical systems, compex networks.
Professor, Director of Complex Systems Research Center, Shanxi University, Taiyuan, China
|Chengzhi Li, Jan.1 – May 30, 2010|
Beijing University, China. Bifurcation theory of nonlinear dynamical systems, Hilbert's 16th problem. True visitor of Faculty of Science and Engineering, York University. Half supported by Prof. Zhu's grant.