Dr. Wandi Ding is the Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Middle Tennessee State University. She serves as faculty for the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Computational Science program, as well as the Honors College. She is an active learner and user for SIMIODE, which is a Community of Practice dedicated to using modeling to teach differential equations.
- 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 conducts research on mathematical biology, computational biology, optimal control, mathematical modeling, ordinary and partial differential equations, difference equations, agent/individual based models and hybrid systems, with applications to population dynamics, disease modeling, natural resource management and systems biology. She is also interested in deep learning (image recognition) 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)
Dr. Ding served as President (2011-12), Vice President (2009-10), and Secretary (2008-09) 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.
Referee for 31 Journals/Publishers
SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Optimal Control Applications and Methods, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Mathematical Biosciences, Ecological Applications, Natural Resource Modeling, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, International Journal of Computer Mathematics, Journal of Biological Dynamics, Journal of Biological Systems, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems Series B., 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, Applicable Analysis, 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.
CV, updated December 2019.
- Distinguished Research Award, College of Basic and Applied Science, MTSU, 2019.
- Grants from National Science Foundation:
1. 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, 2018-2021.
2. 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
- Guest Editor: Special Issue Dedicated to the 65th Birthday of Suzanne Lenhart, Special Issue of Journal of Natural Resource Modeling, 2017 - 2018.
- Editor: Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB) Digest, 2013 - current
- Editor: American Research Journal of Mathematics, 2017 - current
- Editor: International Journal of Mathematics and Statistics, 2014 - 2018
- Board of Contributing Advisors for SIMIODE: Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations, 2017 - current
- 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) of Phi Kappa Phi at MTSU --- Let the Love of Learning Rule Humanity
- Member of Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Student Chapters Committee 2009-12, and serve as mentor for AWM Mentor Network and Mentor for Million Women Mentors.
- Internal Grants
- MTSU LT&ITC Faculty Learning Community (FLC): Mid-Career Faculty Development Program, (with D. Raffo, G. Webber, R. Henderson, R. Otter and T. Brinthaupt), 2014, $7,500.
- MTSU Instructional Technologies Innovation (ITI) Grant (with Z. Sinkala and R. Leander), 2014, $5,892.
- MTSU Instructional Evaluation and Development (IED) Grant, 2011, $750.
- Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award (FRCAC), MTSU, August 2009 --- May 2010, $5,000.
- NSF STEP^MT (Stepping Up Undergraduate Research) Summer Research, MTSU, June --- July 2009, $17,500.
- Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award (FRCAC), MTSU, August 2008 --- May 2009, $6,300.
- MTSU Distinguished Lecture Fund, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, $3,250.
- Travel Grants/Awards:
- Moffitt Cancer Center Integrated Mathematical Oncology (IMO) Travel Awards, IMO Workshop 9: Tumor Board Evolution, 2019.
- Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB) grant to support our special session in the AMS Southeastern Spring Sectional Meeting (March 27-29, 2015), 2014, $2,000.
- Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB) Travel grant, SMB, 2011, $750.
- Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Postdoc/Early Career Travel Award, SIAM-NSF, 2010, $885.
- Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Travel Grants for Women Researchers, AWM-NSF, 2009, $1,488.