Dr. Wandi Ding is a professor and an M.S. Graduate Program advior in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Middle Tennessee State University. She serves as faculty for the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Computational and Data Science program, as well as the Honors College. She is an active learner and user for SIMIODE (Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations), which is a Community of Practice dedicated to using modeling to teach differential equations, and she serves as Board of Contributing Advisors for SIMIODE (2017 – current), and she is the co-director for SIMIODE EXPO 2023. She works together with Dr. Judith Iriarte-Gross to serve as co-presidents for the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Tennessee Chapter (2021-current).
- Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, The University of Tennessee - Knoxville (UTK), 2006
- M.S. in Applied Mathematics, Ocean University of China, 2001
- B.S. in Mathematics Education, Qingdao University, China, 1998.
Dr. Ding's research interests include mathematical biology, computational biology, optimal control, mathematical modeling, ordinary and partial differential equations, difference equations, agent/individual-based modeling, and hybrid systems with applications to population dynamics, disease modeling and control, natural resource management, and systems biology. She is also interested in deep learning applied to biological applications and quantum biology. See Research for details.
Dr. Ding finished her Post Doctoral Research with Drs. Suzanne Lenhart and Louis Gross on optimal control of spatial ecology and natural resource management. See the Grid Computing Project for Ecological Modeling and Spatial Control.
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM),
- American Mathematical Society (AMS) ,
- Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB),
- Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) ,
- Phi Kappa Phi (Lifetime Member),
- Resource Modeling Association (RMA),
- The American Association for the Advancement (AAAS).
- Association for Women In Science (AWIS) (Co-president for AWIS TN chapter)
SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Optimal Control Applications and Methods, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Journal of Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Biosciences, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, Ecological Applications, Natural Resource Modeling, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Applicable Analysis, Journal of Biological Dynamics, Journal of Biological Systems, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems Series B., International Journal of Computer Mathematics, Applied Mathematical Modeling, International Journal of Dynamics and Control, Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences, Environment and Natural Resources Research, Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences, International Journal of Biomathematics, Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, Communications in Mathematics and Applications, Journal of Nonlinear Science and Applications, BioSystems, PRIMUS, Pearson Education, McGraw-Hill Educatio, Spora: A Journal of Biomathematics, Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, Mathematical Control and Related Fields, Journal of Applied Mathematics, Mathematics and Statistics.
CV, updated September 2022.
- Co-Director for SIMIODE EXPO 2023, 10-12 February 2023. (SIMIODE: Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations)
- Co-president (2021 - present) for Association for Women in Science (AWIS) TN Chapter.
- Distinguished Research Award, College of Basic and Applied Science, MTSU, 2019.
- Grants from National Science Foundation:
1. NSF DMS #2234176: Shanks Workshop on Advances in Mathematical and Theoretical Biology, (PI: X. Zhao, co-PIs: M. Horn, W. Ding, P. Hinow and X. Huo), $27,000, 2023 -24.
2. NSF DMS #1757493: REU Site: Computational Modeling and Simulation in Applied Sciences
(PI: W. Ding, co-PIs: R. Leander, W. Robertson and J. Phillips), $241,470, 2018-2023. MTSU News 08/02/21, MTSU News 08/07/22 Malaria Modelling, an optimal control problem. Research Outreach, May 17, 2022.
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3. NSF ADVANCE IT-Catalyst (NSF HRD #1409638): A Catalyst to ADVANCE the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic STEM Careers at Middle Tennessee State University (PI: B. Bartel, Co-PIs: J. Iriarte-Gross, W. Ding, J. Eller and K. Petersen), $195,002.00, 2014 - 2018. MTSU ADVANCE Web Page
- MTSU NIA: Non-Instructional Assignment Grant (Sabbatical leave), Fall 2020.
- Board of Contributing Advisors for SIMIODE: Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations, 2017 - current.
- Member of the Canadian Center for Disease Modeling (CCDM) global network, 2022-current. 'One Health' is a multidisciplinary approach to improving the health of people, animals and the
environment. Environmental, wildlife, domestic animal, and human health fall under
the One Health concept. Mathematical models of infectious diseases involving animals,
environmental features, and humans will be presented. These models can suggest management
policies and predict disease spread.
Canadian Emerging Infectious Diseases Modelling Initiative
- Member of MODELS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE AGENT STUDY (MIDAS).
- Associate Editor: International Journal of Computer Mathematics, 2022 – current.
- Guest Editors: Wandi Ding, Joshua L. Phillips, Zhuolin Qu and Russell Zaretzki.
Special Issue:Machine Learning, Mathematical and Statistical Modeling for SystemsBiology,
Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 2021-22.
- Guest Editor: Ding, Wandi; Kang, Yun; Mubayi, Anuj. Special Issue: Mathematical modeling and analysis of social and ecological determinantsfor the dynamics of infectious diseases and public health policies. Math. Biosci. Eng.18 (2021), no. 6, 8535–8537.
- Guest Editor: Rachel Leander, Wandi Ding and Rene A. Salinas. Special Issue Dedicated to Suzanne Lenhart, Journal of Natural Resource Modeling, 31:4, 2018.
- Editor: Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB) Digest, 2013 - 2019.
- Editor: American Research Journal of Mathematics, 2017 - current.
- Editor: International Journal of Mathematics and Statistics, 2014 - 2018.
- Board Member of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (WISTEM) Center 2016-17.
- Honors Faculty
- President (2011-12), vice president (2009-10), and secretary (2008-09, 2022-24) of Phi Kappa Phi at MTSU --- Let the Love of Learning Rule Humanity
Dr. Ding served as President (2011-12), Vice President (2009-10), and Secretary (2008-09, 2022-24) for the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) at MTSU chapter. We got "Chapter of Excellence" 2009-10, and “Chapter of Merit Award” 2008-09.