Department of Applied MathematicsWestern Science

Full Time Faculty

Alex Buchel

Alex Buchel

Position: Professor
Email: abuchel@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 88794

Office: Physics & Astronomy Bldg, Room 259
Personal Website

Education

  • PhD Cornell U. Theoretical Physics Aug 1999
  • MSc Cornell U. Physics May 1997
  • MSr The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology June 1994
  • BSr The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology June 1992

Affliliations

Research Interests

  • Superstring Theory
  • Quantum Gravity
  • Black Hole Thermodynamics
  • Gauge Theory
  • Cosmology

Representative Publications


Rob Corless

Rob Corless

Position: Professor
Email: rcorless@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 88785

Office: Middlesex College, Room 272
Personal Website

Education

  • Ph. D. Mech. Eng. UBC 1987
  • M. Math. (Applied Math) Waterloo 1982
  • B. Sc. UBC 1980

Research Interests

  • Symbolic Computation
  • Numerical Methods and Analysis
  • Reliability of Numerical Methods for Dynamical Systems

Representative Publications


Matt Davison

Matt Davison

Position: Professor
Chair of Statistical & Actuarial Sciences
Acting Chair of Applied Mathematics
Canada Research Chair
Email: mdavison@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 83621

Office: Western Science Centre, Room 262
Personal Website

Education

  • Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, UWO, 1995
  • M.Sc., Applied Mathematics, UWO, 1993
  • B.A.Sc., Engineering Science, Univ. of Toronto, 1991

Research Interests

  • Energy Finance (Electricity Spot price modelling; Weather Derivatives, Optimal control of generating assets)
  • Real Options (Application of Financial Math Ideas to Operations Research Problems)
  • Applied Probability Theory
  • Partial Differential Equations

Representative Publications

  • Guangzhi Zhao and Matt Davison (2009), "Valuing Hydrological Forecasts for a Pump Storage Facility", Journal of Hydrology 373, 453-462.
  • Matt Thompson, Matt Davison and Henning Rasmussen (2009), "Natural Gas Storage Valuation and Optimization: A Real Options Application", Naval Research Logistics 56(3), 226-238.
  • Guangzhi Zhao and Matt Davison (2009). "When does variable power pricing alter the behavior of hydroelectric facility operators?" Renewable Energy 34, 1064-1077.
  • Lindsay Anderson & Matt Davison (2008), "A Hybrid System-Econometric Model for Electricity Spot Prices: Considering Spike Sensitivity to Forced Outage Distributions", IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 23(3) 927-937.

Colin Denniston

Colin Denniston

Position: Professor & Associate Chair
Email: cdennist@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 88791
Office: Middlesex College, Room 266
Personal Website

Education

  • PhD Princeton, Physics, Condensed Matter Theory 1997
  • MA Princeton, Physics 1993
  • BSc Simon Fraser, Physics, Math minor 1991

Research Interests

  • Soft Condensed Matter Physics
  • Complex Fluids
  • Granular matter
  • Theory and simulation of micro and nano-fluidic devices
  • Developing numerical methods and analytical techniques to study the above

Representative Publications

  • One- and two-particle dynamics in microfluidic T-junctions S.T.T. Ollila, C. Denniston, and T. Ala-Nissila Physical Review E, Rapid Communications 87, 050302(R) (2013).
  • Deformable vesicles interacting in a nematic liquid crystal F.E. Mackay and C. Denniston, Soft Matter 9, 5285 (2013).
  • Hydrodynamic effects on confined polymers S.T.T. Ollila, C. Denniston, M. Karttunen, and T. Ala-Nissila, Soft Matter 9, 3478 (2013).
  • Coupling MD particles to a Lattice-Boltzmann fluid through the use of conservative forces F. E. Mackay and C. Denniston, Journal of Computational Physics 237, 289 (2013).
  • Modelling defect-bonded chains produced by colloidal particles in a cholesteric liquid crystal F. E. MacKay and C. Denniston, Europhysics Letters 94, 66003 (2011).

Christopher Essex

Christopher Essex

Position: Professor
Email: essex@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 88782
Office: Middlesex College, Room 270
Personal Website

Education

  • Ph.D. York 1982
  • M.Sc. Rice 1978
  • B.Sc. U.W.O. 1976

Research Interests

  • Radiation Thermodynamics
  • Anomalous Diffusion
  • Chaos, Dynamical Systems and Predictability

Representative Publications

  • J. Prehl, F. Boldt, C. Essex, and K.H. Hoffmann, "Time Evolution of Relative Entropies for Anomalous Diffusion," Entropy 15 (2013) 2989-3006: doi:10.3390/e15082989
  • C. Essex “Climate theory versus a theory for climate,” Int.J.Bifur.Chaos, 21 (2011) 3477-3487.
  • C. Essex "Does laboratory-scale physics obstruct the development of a theory for climate?" J. Geophys. Res. 118 (2013) 1218–1225, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50195.
  • K. H. Hoffmann, C. Essex J. Prehl, “A unified approach to resolving the entropy production paradox,” J. of Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics 37 (2012) 393-412 DOI: 10.1515/jnetdy-2012-0008.
  • J. Prehl, C. Essex, K.H. Hoffmann “The Superdiffusion Entropy Production Paradox In The Space-Fractional Case For Extended Entropies”, Physica A, 389 (2010) 215224.

David Jeffrey

David Jeffery

Position: Professor

Email: djeffrey@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 88776

Office: Middlesex College, Room 269
Personal Website

Education

  • Ph.D. Cambridge 1974
  • B.Sc. Monash University 1970

Research Interests

  • Microhydrodynamics
  • Low Reynolds Number Flow
  • Lubrication
  • Suspensions of particles
  • Flows in Industrial Machinery
  • Computer Algebra Systems

Representative Publications

  • with S. Liang, M. Moreno Maza: The complete root classification of a parametric polynomial on an interval. In: Proceedings of ISSAC 2008, pp 189-196, ACM Press 2008
  • with R.M. Corless, H. Ding, N.J. Higham: The solution of S*exp(S)=A is not always the Lambert W function of A. In: "ISSAC 2007", Editor C.W.Brown, pp 116--121, ACM Press, 2007

Allan B. MacIsaac

Allan B. MacIsaac

Position: Assistant Professor
Email: allanb@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 88772

Office: Middlesex College, Room 285

Research Interests

  • Nanomagnetism
  • Ultra-thin magnetic films
  • Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Computer Simulation
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Cellular Automata

Representative Publications

  • J.P. Whitehead, A.B. MacIsaac and K. De'Bell, "Canted stripe phasenear the spin reorientation transition in ultrathin magnetic films", Phys. Rev. B. 77 174415 (2008)
  • A.B. MacIsaac and Mark Whitmore, "HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING IN CANADA: THE EARLY CHAPTERS", Invited contribution to Physics in Canada, April/June (2008)
  • Tingxi Tan and A.B. MacIsaac, "Monte Carlo Simulations of a model ultra-thin magnetic bilayer", J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 19 (2007) 456223

Vladimir A. Miranskyy

Vladimir A. Miranskyy

Position: Professor
Email: vmiransk@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 88708

Office: Middlesex College, Room 271

Affiliations

Research Interests

  • Elementary Particle Physics
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Dynamical Symmetry Breaking

Video Lecture Series

Representative Publications


Markus Mueller

Markus Mueller

Position: Assistant Professor
Email: mmuell3@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 88790

Office: Middlesex College, Room 265
Personal Website

Education

  • Dr. rer. nat., Mathematical Physics, Technical University of Berlin, 2007
  • Diploma, physics, Technical University of Berlin, 2004

Research Interests

  • Quantum information theory
  • Foundations of quantum theory, foundations of physics
  • Quantum thermodynamics
  • Complexity, computability, and algorithmic information theory

Representative Publications

  • M. P. Müller, E. Adlam, Ll. Masanes, and N. Wiebe, Thermalization and canonical typicality in translation-invariant quantum lattice systems, to appear in Commun. Math. Phys., arXiv:1312.7420
  • J. Eisert, M. P. Müller, and C. Gogolin, Quantum measurement occurrence is undecidable, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 260501 (2012),arXiv:1111.3965
  • Ll. Masanes and M. P. Müller, A derivation of quantum theory from physicalrequirements, New J. Phys. 13, 063001 (2011), arXiv:1004.1483

Khoa Nguyen

Khoa Nguyen

Position: Assistant Professor
Email: knguyen@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 88799

Office: Middlesex College, Room 282
Office Hours:TBA

Greg Reid

Greg Reid

Position: Professor
Email: reid@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 88793

Office: Middlesex College, Room 281
Personal Website

Education

  • PhD University of Waikato, 1980-84
  • BSc (Hons) University of Otago, 1975-77

Research Interests

  • Nonlinear differential equations (especially PDE)
  • Algorithms (especially for Computer Algebra)
  • Geometric & Algebraic Algorithms

Representative Publications

  • Nonclassical Reductions of a 3+1-Cubic Nonlinear Schrodinger System (with E. Mansfield and P. Clarkson), Computer Physics Communications 115 (1998) 460-488.
  • Reduction of systems of nonlinear partial differential equations to simplified involutive forms (with A. Boulton and A. Wittkopf), European J. of Applied Math. 7 (1996) 604-635.

Bogdan Tudose

Bogdan Tudose

Position: Assistant Professor
Chief Academic Counsellor
Email: btudose@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 88777
Office: Middlesex College, Room 286
Personal Website

Education

  • Ph.D. Indiana University 1997
  • M.Sc. Indiana University 1992
  • B.Sc. University of Bucharest 1987

Research Interests

  • The Classical Limit of The Quantum Theory: Rydberg Wave Packet, Squeezed States
  • Geometrical and Topological Methods In Quantum Physics, Geometric Quantization
  • The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

Representative Publications

  • Revivals Of Quantum Wave Packets (with R. Bluhm, V.A. Kostelecky, and J.A. Porter) in Proceedings of the 5th International Wigner Symposium, edited by P. Kasperkovitz, World Scientific, New Jersey, 1998
  • Revival Structure of Stark Wave Packets (with R. Bluhm and V.A. Kostelecky) Physical Review A55 (1997) 819
  • Wave-Packet Revivals For Quantum Systems With Nondegenerate Energies (with R. Bluhm and V.A. Kostelecky) Phys. Letters A222 (1996) 220

Lindi Wahl

Lindi Wahl

Position: Professor
Email: lwahl@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 88795

Office: Middlesex College, Room 267
Personal Website

Education

  • D.Phil. Oxford, 1996
  • M.Sc. McMaster, 1992
  • B.A.Sc. Waterloo, 1991

Research Interests

  • Theoretical population genetics
  • Mathematical models of experimental evolution
  • Microbial evolution

Representative Publications

  • van Passel, M.W.J., Nijveen, H. and Wahl, L.M. (2014) "Birth, death and diversification of mobile promoters in prokaryotes", Genetics, 197: 291-299.
  • Sousa, A., Bourgard, C., Wahl, L.M. and Gordo, I. (2013) "Rates of transposition in Escherichia coli", Biology Letters, 9 (6): 20130838, doi:10.1098/rsbl.2013.0838.
  • Zhang, W.J., Wahl, L.M. and Yu, P. (2013) "Conditions for transient viremia in deterministic in-host models: viral blips need no exogenous trigger", SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics, 73 (2): 853–881.
  • Gifford, D.R, de Visser, J.A.G.M. and Wahl, L.M. (2012) "Model and test in a fungus of the probability that beneficial mutations survive drift", Biology Letters, doi:10.1098/rsbl.2012.0310.

Geoff Wild

Geoff Wild

Position: Associate Professor & Graduate Chair
Email: gwild@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 88784

Office: Middlesex College, Room 280
Personal Website

Education

  • Ph.D. Queen's University, 2004
  • M.Sc. Trent University, 2000
  • B.Sc. Trent University, 1998

Research Interests

  • Mathematical Biology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Modelling Animal Behaviour

Representative Publications


Pei Yu

Pei Yu

Position:Professor
Email: pyu@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 88783

Office: Middlesex College, Room 283
Personal Website

Education

  • Ph.D. Waterloo, 1986
  • M.A.Sc. Waterloo, 1984
  • B.Sc. Shanghai Jiao Tong U., 1982

Research Interests

  • Nonlinear dynamical systems
  • Stability, bifurcation, and chaos
  • Mathematical biology
  • Hilbert's 16th problem and limit cycles theory
  • Normal form computation

Representative Publications


Xingfu Zou

Xingfu Zou

Position:Professor
Email: xzou@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 88781

Office: Middlesex College, Room 284
Personal Website

Education

  • Ph.D. York University 1997
  • M.Sc. Hunan University 1989
  • B.Sc. Zhongshan University 1983

Research Interests

  • differential equations (ODEs, PDEs, FDEs)
  • difference equations
  • applied dynamical systems
  • models in population biology, disease transmission
  • neural networks etc.

Representative Publications

  • Y. Xiao and Zou, Can multiple Malaria species co-persist?, SIAM J Appl. Math., 73(2013), 351-371
  • Z. Guo, F.-B. Wang and Zou, Threshold dynamics of an infective disease model with a fixed latent period and non-local infections, J. Math. Biol., 65(2012), 1387-1410.
  • Global attractivity of non-autonomous Lotka-Volterra competition system without instantaneous negative feedbacks (with X. H. Tang), J. Diff. Eqns., 192 (2003), 502-535.