Research

Research interests

  • Dynamical Systems and Differential equations; Bifurcation theory and applications; Hilbert’s Sixteenth Problem;
  • Mathematical ecology and epidemiology, Population dynamics;
  • Climate change modeling and impact studies;
  • Developing mathematical models, theories, methodologies and tools for prevention and control of vector-borne diseases.
  • Mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases, West Nile virus.
Major projects and funding

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC):[2013-2018]
    Bifurcation theory and related problems in mathematical biology
  • Canadian Institutes for Health Research(CHIR), Operating Grant [2014-2018]
    The cost-effectiveness of West Nile virus intervention strategies: A computer simulation model. PI: Beate Sander & Huaiping Zhu
  • Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Ontario [2016-2018]
    Climate Change Modelling and Monitoring Research Program.

    • [2015-2016] Developing Extreme Climate Indices for Building Code Calculation in Ontario from the IPCC AR5 Multi-model Ensemble using the New IPCC AR5 Data
    • [2014-2015] High-Resolution Probabilistic Climate Projections over Ontario via Statistical Downscaling
  • Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and Ontario Climate Consortium (OCC), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) joint project [2014-2015]
    Identification and Validation of Extreme Weather Indicators for Agricultural Production and Rural Resilience in Ontario.
Research reports and products

  • Mosquito abundance and West Nile virus risk forecasting in Peel Region.
    Weekly Forecasting
  • Developing High-Resolution (45km x 45km) Probabilistic Climate Projections over Ontario

    • PROJECT REPORTS:
      High Resolution Probabilistic Projections of Potential Future Climate Change over Ontario: Temperature
      High Resolution Probabilistic Projections of Potential Future Climate Change over Ontario: Heating Degree Days (HDD) and Cooling Degree Days (CDD)
      High Resolution Probabilistic Projections of Potential Future Climate Change over Ontario: Precipitation
    • 45km x 45km Probabilistic Climate Projections, V1.0.
  • Mosquito Count Simulation for Southern Ontario
    Simulation System V1.0