Jianhong WuJianhong Wu (; born in 1964) is a Canadian applied mathematician and the founding Director of the Laboratory for Industrial and Applied Mathematics at York University. He holds the life-time title of University Distinguished Research Professor, and has been a senior Canada Research Chair in Industrial and Applied Mathematics at York University since 2001. In 2017, he was awarded the NSERC/Sanofi Industrial Research Chair in Vaccine Mathematics, Modelling and Manufacturing .
Wu received his PhD degree from Hunan University in 1987 at age 23, making him the university's youngest PhD recipient up to that point. He was the first G. Kaplan Award Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Alberta during 1988-90, and joined York University in 1990. He was awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation an Alexander van Humboldt Fellow at Justus-Liebig-Universitat Giessen, a Paul Erdos Visiting Professor at the Bolyai Institute, a FAPESP Visiting Research Fellow at Universidade de Sao Paulo, a Cheung Kong Visiting Professor (awarded by the Changjiang Scholars Program) at Xian Jiaotong University. He is a Fellow of the Fields Institute .
Professor Wu is the first recipient of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematical Society's Research Prize, for his "very significant contributions in the area of infinite dimensional differential equations with applications to neural networks and population dynamics".. He also received the 2019 CAIMS-Fields Industrial Mathematics Prize "in recognition of their many contributions to dynamical systems in mathematical epidemiology and in particular, their collaborative research with public health professionals in government and industry: applying their expert knowledge to infectious disease mitigation strategies and preparedness.". He received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Government of Canada in 2012. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Szeged in 2016.
He is recognized for his expertise and contribution in the following fields: nonlinear dynamics and delay differential equations; neural networks and pattern recognition; mathematical ecology and epidemiology; big data analytics .
He is an editor-in-chief of the journal Infectious Disease Modelling. Provided by Wikipedia