Dr. Jianhong Wu is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at York University. He holds the life-long title of Distinguished Research Professor (2011), the Canada Research Chair in Industrial and Applied Mathematics since 2001, the NSERC/Sanofi Industrial Research Chair in Vaccine Mathematics, Modelling and Manufacturing, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Infectious Disease Modelling. He is recognized internationally for his expertise in nonlinear dynamics and delay differential equations, neural networks and pattern recognition, mathematical ecology and epidemiology and big data analytics. Dr. Wu received his PhD from Hunan University in China, he was the first G. Kaplan Award Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alberta.
Dr. Wu is the founding director of The Laboratory for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (LIAM) at York University. The LIAM serves the educational and training needs in industrial and applied mathematics while fostering an interdisciplinary research environment. The lab aims to develop both fundamental theories and cutting-edge techniques of non-linear analysis, dynamical system and data analytics to resolve complex issues arising from “real-world” applications in ecology, epidemiology, data processing, and neural dynamics.
Dr. Wu is a Co-Applicant on the grant. He will contribute to research activities in risk reduction and prevention (Pillar 2), where he will use integrative data to develop climate and landscape change modeling.