2010 Award Recipient

Professor Jianhong Wu (Applied Mathematics)

Professor Jianhong Wu (York University)
Professor Jianhong Wu is cited for his expertise in the field of Mathematical biology and epidemiology. Professor Wu is recognized in Canada and internationally for his interdisciplinary research in modeling disease transmission.

Educational Background
Professor Wu obtained his BSc., MSc. and PhD (1987) in Applied Mathematics from the Hunan University in the P.R. of China. After completing the G. Kaplan Award Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Alberta, Professor Wu became a professor at York University in 1990. Professor Wu spent a year at the University of Giessen, Institute of Mathematics in Germany under an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship. Professor Wu became a full professor at York University in 1998.

Major Contributions
Professor Wu has been named a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Applied Mathematics since 2001 (current term to 2015) and is the President of the Canadian Industrial and Applied Mathematical Society.

Professor Wu has co-authored 17 books and over 280 articles in both pure mathematics and mathematical applications. He is leading two prominent Canadian teams on modeling and geo-simulations of disease spread, and coordinated a number of academic-industrial collaborations in data mining, neural networks and pattern recognition.

Professor Wu is also the Canadian leader of a Canada-China collaboration in disease management and modeling funded by the International Development Research Centre and the Canada Research Chair Program. He is the founding Director of Laboratory for Industrial and Applied MathematicsĀ and the Founding Director of the Center for Disease Modelling.

Professor Wu is the recipient of various grants and awards including a Canadian International Development Research Center (IDRC) grant of $1 million, Humboldt Fellowship (Germany), Paul Erdos Visiting Professorship (Hungary), Cheung Kong Visiting Professorship (China), and New Pioneer Science & Technology Award (Skills for Change).