Dr. Wandi Ding

Dr. Ding is a professor and an M.S. Graduate Program advisor 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 of 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). 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). 

Webpages: www.mtsu.edu/faculty/wandi-ding (summary) and www.mtsu.edu/faculty/wding/ (comprehensive)

Dr. Ding's research interests include || mathematical biology || optimal control || computational biology || 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 ||, || quantum biology || and || improving undergraduate STEM education through research experiences||.

Dr. Ding's research focuses on understanding the spatial and temporal patterns that arise in dynamic biological systems and, when possible, finding the best way to control the system. See Research for details.

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2. Guest Editors: Wandi Ding, Joshua L. Phillips, Zhuolin Qu and Russell Zaretzki.
Special Issue:Machine Learning, Mathematical and Statistical Modeling for Systems Biology,
Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering
, 2021-22.

3. Shanks Workshop on Advances in Mathematical and Theoretical Biology,
(Organizing Committee: X. Zhao, M. Horn, W. Ding, P. Hinow and X. Huo), 2023-24

4. Association for Women in Science (AWIS) TN Chapter logohas free student membership at MTSU! Students can sign up here: www.awis.org/mtsu-form       AWIS MTSU Flyer


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