Jianhong Wu is a Canadian applied mathematician and the founding Director of the Laboratory for Industrial and Applied Mathematics at York University. He holds the lifetime title of University Distinguished Research Professor, and has been a senior Canada Research Chair in Industrial and Applied Mathematics at York University since 2001.
He 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 recipient of several important awards, among which the NSERC/Sanofi Industrial Research Chair in Vaccine Mathematics, Modelling and Manufacturing and the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematical Society’s Research Prize. He also received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Government of Canada in 2012 and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Szeged in 2016. He is a Fields Institute Fellow.
He is recognized for his expertise and contribution in nonlinear dynamics and delay differential equations, neural networks and pattern recognition, mathematical ecology and epidemiology, and big data analytics. He serves or has served as either editor-in-chief or associate editor of various international journals, including Infectious Disease Modelling, Big Data and Information Analytics, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Journal of Mathematical Biology, and Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling.