Dr. Wandi Ding

Professor

Dr. Wandi Ding
615-494-8936
Room 206, James E. Walker Library (LIB)
MTSU Box 34, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • PHD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2006)
  • MS, Ocean University of China (2001)
  • BS, Qingdao University (1998)

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Ding conducts research on mathematical biology, optimal control, computational biology, mathematical modeling, ordinary and partial differential equations, difference equations, and hybrid systems, with applications to population dynamics, disease modeling and control, natural resource management, and systems biology. She is also interested in machine learning/deep learning, quantum computing, quantum biology, and improving undergraduate STEM education through research experiences.

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Dr. Ding conducts research on mathematical biology, optimal control, computational biology, mathematical modeling, ordinary and partial differential equations, difference equations, and hybrid systems, with applications to population dynamics, disease modeling and control, natural resource management, and systems biology. She is also interested in machine learning/deep learning, quantum computing, quantum biology, and improving undergraduate STEM education through research experiences.

Her 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.

Dr. Ding also collaborates with others to encourage/promote girls & women in STEM. 

 

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Biography

Bio page: http://www.mtsu.edu/faculty/wding/bio.php

  • Faculty for Computational and Data Sciences Ph.D. Program and Honors Faculty.
  • M.S. Graduate Advisor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
  • Member of the interdisciplinary team of the MTSU Quantum Initiative
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Bio page: http://www.mtsu.edu/faculty/wding/bio.php

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • American Mathematical Society (AMS)
  • Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB)
  • Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
  • ◦ Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
  • Lifetime Member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (ΦκΦ)
  • Resource Modeling Association (RMA)
  • Member of the Canadian Center for Disease Modeling (CCDM) global network
  • Member of the MODELS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE AGENT STUDY (MIDAS)
  • Member of the Murfreesboro Art League (MAL), and she believes in the perfect harmony of math, science, and arts in everyone's daily life. 

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Awards

Distinguished Research Award, College of Basic and Applied Science, MTSU, 2019.

Professional Leaderships:

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Research / Scholarly Activity

Creative Activity

Special Projects

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, 03/01/2023 --- 02/29/2024.

2. NSF DMS #1757493REU Site: Computational Modeling and ...

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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, 03/01/2023 --- 02/29/2024.

2. NSF DMS #1757493REU Site: Computational Modeling and Simulation in Applied Sciences
    (PI: W. Ding, co-PIs: R. Leander, W. Robertson and J. Phillips), $241,470, 2018-2023.

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

Grants from MTSU: 

Travel Grants:

     1. Moffitt Cancer Center Integrated Mathematical Oncology (IMO) Travel Awards, IMO Workshop 9: Tumor Board Evolution, Nov. 3-8, 2019.
     2. Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB) grant to support our special session in the AMS Southeastern Spring Sectional Meeting (March 27-29, 2015), $2,000, 2014.
     3. Society of Mathematical Biology (SMB) Travel grant, $750, 2011.
     4. SIAM-NSF Postdoc/Early Career Travel Award, $885, 2010.
     5. AWM-NSF Travel Grants for Women Researchers, $1,488, 2009.

 

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Courses

Featured, fun, interesting, and challenging Calculus, Vector Analysis, and Differential Equations courses:

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Featured, fun, interesting, and challenging Calculus, Vector Analysis, and Differential Equations courses:

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