Laboratory for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, York University

All lectures will take place in N638 Ross

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee & Cookies


10:30 - 11:10

Genevieve Raugel, CNRS and Université de Paris-Sud, France

Asymptotic behaviour in time of the damped wave equation


11:10 - 11:40
Huaiping Zhu, LIAM, Mathematics and Statistics, York University

Transmission of West Nile Virus among mosquito and birds


11:40 - 12:20
David Earn, Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University

Predicting patterns of epidemics


12:20 - 2:00



2:00 - 2:40
Madhur Anand, Department of Biology, Laurentian University

Modelling phase transitions in vegetation recovery


2:40 - 3:20

Hermann Eberl, Mathematics and Statistics, Guelph University

A nonlinear diffusion-reaction system for biofilm formation:

Modeling, analysis, simulation, and application

3:30 - 3:40

Coffee Break


3:40 - 4:30
Jerry Bona, Mathematics, University of Texas in Austin, USA

Waves, Sandbars and Beach Protection


4:30 - 5:10
Shigui Ruan, Mathematics, University of Miami & Dalhousie University

Stability of Steady States and Existence of Traveling Waves in a Vector Disease Model

Co-ordinators: Jianhong Wu and Huaiping Zhu

For related information, please contact the co-ordinators at

416-736-5250, or visit