Dr. Shigui Ruan, Professor


Department of Mathematics
The University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida 33124

Office: Ungar Building, Room 415
Phone: (305) 284-2312;  Fax: (305) 284-2848
E-mail:  ruan@math.miami.edu

What's new?
  • F. Chamchod, R. S. Cantrell, C. Cosner, A. N. Hassan, J. C. Beier, and S, Ruan (2014), A modeling approach to investigate epizootic outbreaks and enzootic maintenance of Rift Valley Fever virus, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology Vol. 76, 2052-2072.
  • J. Huang, S. Ruan and J. Song (2014), Bifurcations in a predator-prey system of Leslie type with generalized Holling type III functional response, Journal of Differential Equations Vol. 257, 1721-1752.
  • G. Zhao and S. Ruan (2014), Time periodic traveling wave solutions for periodic advection-reaction-diffusion systems, Journal of Differential Equations Vol. 257, 1078-1147.
  • Z. Liu, P. Magal and S. Ruan (2014), Normal forms for semilinear equations with non-dense domain with applications to age structured models, Journal of Differential Equations Vol. 257, 921-1011.
  • P. Bi, S. Ruan and X. Zhang (2014), Periodic and chaotic oscillations in a tumor and immune system interaction model with three delays, Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science Vol. 24, 023101 (2014); doi: 10.1063/1.4870363.
  • G. Lin and S. Ruan (2014), Traveling wave solutions for delayed reaction-diffusion systems and applications to Lotka-Volterra competition-diffusion models with distributed delays, Journal of Dynamics and Differential Equations (accepted).
  • P. Magal and S. Ruan (2014), Susceptible-infectious-recovered models revisited: From the individual level to the population level, Mathematical Biosciences Vol. 250, 26-40.
  • D. Gao, Y. Lou and S. Ruan (2014), A periodic Ross-Macdonald model in a patchy environment, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series B (accepted).
  • D. Gao and S. Ruan (2014), Malaria models with spatial effects, in ``Analyzing and Modeling Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Infectious Diseases,'' D. Chen, B. Moulin, J. Wu (Eds), John Wiley & Sons. (i n press).
  • S. Cantrell, C. Cosner and S. Ruan (2009), Spatial Ecology, CRC Press/Chapman & Hall, Boca Raton, FL, 2009.
  • P. Magal and S. Ruan (2009), Center Manifolds for Semilinear Equations with Non-dense Domain and Applications to Hopf Bifurcation in Age Structured Models, Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society, Vol. 202, No. 951.
  • W. Wang and S. Ruan, Simulating the SARS outbreak in Beijing with limited data, was one of the top 10 cited papers in 2006 in Journal of Theoretical Biology
  • Research on "Modeling antibiotic resistance in hospitals" in the news: Exploration; First Science News; MedNews; Medical News Today; Science Centric; Science Daily; Virtual Medical Worlds
  • LECTURES
  • Spatio-Temporal Dynamics in Disease Ecology and Epidemiology, Mathematical Biosciences Insti tute, October 14, 2011.
  • EDUCATION
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (1993-1994), McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
  • Junior Fields Fellow (1992-1993), Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada
  • PhD (1990-1992), Applied Mathematics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  • MSci (1985-1988), Mathematics, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China
  • BSci (1979-1983), Mathematics, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China
  • ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
  • 6/2005-present: Professor, University of Miami, Coral Gables, USA
  • 8/2002-5/2005: Associate Professor, University of Miami, Coral Gables, USA
  • 8/2001-5/2002: Visiting Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA
  • 7/1999-8/2002: Associate Professor, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
  • 7/1994-6/1999: Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
  • TEACHING (Spring 2014)
  • MTH680 - Mathematical Epidemiology
  • MTH514 - Partial Differential Equations
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and Mathematical Biology: (i) I am interested in studying nonlinear dynamics of some kinds of differential equations, such as the center manifold theory and Hopf bifurcation in semilinear evolution equations, multiple-parameter bifurcations in delay equations, and traveling waves in nonlocal reaction-diffusion systems, which have significant applications in biology and medicine. (ii) I am also interested in modeling and studying transmission dynamics of some infectious diseases (for instance, malaria, Rift Valley Fever in Egypt, Hepatitis B virus, Schistosomiasis, human rabies in China, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), West Nile virus in US, etc.) and antibiotic-resistant bacteria infection in hospital and community. (iii) I have been trying to model some specific medical and biological problems such as the interaction of tumor cells and immune system, hematopoiesis process with applications to chronic myelogenous leukemia, the effect of seasonal harvesting on predator-prey models, immune response to HIV and malaria infections, etc.
  • FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
  • Nonlinear Dynamics in Structured Biological and Epidemiological Models (DMS-1022728), NSF, $240,000; 2010-2014.
  • Mathematical Modeling of the Superspreaders of Antibiotic-Resistante Bacteria (R01GM083607), NIGMS/NIH, $1,399,330; 2007-2012.
  • Spatial Heterogeneity, Nonlocal Interactions and Time Delay in Biological and Epidemiological Spread (DMS-0715772), NSF, $52,506; 2007-2010.
  • Spatial Heterogeneity, Nonlocal Interactions and Time Delay in Epidemiological and Biological Spread (DMS-0412047), NSF, $170,300; 2004-2010 (supplementary: U.S.-China Collaboration in Mathematical Research, $40,000; 2007-2009).
  • Transmission Dynamics and Spatial Spread of Infectious Diseases: Modeling, Prediction and Control, MITACS (Canada)
  • PUBLICATIONS
  • Papers accepted, published and submitted in refereed journals and conference proceedings
  • BOOKS/PROCEEDINGS (CO-)EDITED
  • Special Issues in the Canadian Applied Mathematics Quarterly dedicated to Dr. Herbert I. Freedman for his 70th birthday (Y. Kuang, M. Li, S. Ruan, H. Wang, and J. Wu, Eds.), Vol. 19 (2011) No. 3, Vol. 19 (2011) No. 4, Vol. 20 (2012) No. 1, Vol. 20 (2012) No. 2.
  • Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena (Epidemiology) (J. Arino, F. Milner, S. Petrovskii, S. Ruan, N. Stollenwek, E. Venturino, eds.), Vol. 7, No. 3, 2012.
  • Proceedings of the Workshop on Population Dynamics and Mathematical Biology, Luminy, France, June 2008 (P. Magal and S. Ruan, Eds.), Journal of Biological Dynamics, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2010.
  • Spatial Ecology (S. Cantrell, C. Cosner and S. Ruan, Eds.), CRC Press/Chapman & Hall, Boca Raton, FL, 2009.
  • Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena (Delay Equations in Biology) (M. Adimy, F. Crauste, L. Pujo-Menjouet and S. Ruan, Eds.), Vol. 4, No. 2, 2009.
  • Structured Population Models in Biology and Epidemiology (P. Magal and S. Ruan, Eds.), Lecture Notes in Mathematics Vol. 1936, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2008.
  • Differential Equations in Mathematical Biology (P. Magal and S. Ruan, Eds.), Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series B, Special Issue, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2007
  • Advances in Mathematical Biology (L. Chen, Y. Kuan, S. Ruan and G. F. Webb, Eds.), Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series B, Special Issue, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2004
  • Dynamical Systems and Their Applications in Biology (S. Ruan, G. Wolkowicz and J. Wu, Eds.), Fields Institute Communications, Vol. 36, Amer. Math. Soc., 2003
  • Differential Equations with Applications to Biology (S. Ruan, G. Wolkowicz and J. Wu, Eds.), Fields Institute Communications, Vol. 21, Amer. Math. Soc., 1999
  • Advanced Topics in Biomathematics (L. Chen, S. Ruan and J. Zhu, Eds.), World Scientific, 1998
  • Differential Equations and Control Theory (Z. Deng, Z. Liang, G. Lu and S. Ruan, Eds.), Marcel Dekker, 1995
  • EDITORIAL BOARD
  • Annals of Differential Equations
  • BMC Infectious Diseases
  • Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, Series B
  • International Journal of Biomathematics
  • International Journal of Evolution Equations
  • Journal of Biological Systems
  • Journal of Biomathematics
  • Mathematical Biosciences
  • HONOURS AND AWARDS
  • Killam Prize at Dalhousie University in 1998
  • Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award in 1997
  • Fields Institute Junior Fellowship in 1992
  • GRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISION
  • Jing Chen, PhD, University of Miami, in progress
  • Lei Wang, PhD, University of Miami, 2012; Faculty member, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Daozhou Gao, PhD, University of Miami, 2012; Postdoc, Proctor Foundation for Ophthalmological Research, University of California at San Francisco
  • Ying Su, PhD, Harbin Institute of Technology and University of Miami (co-supervision), 2011; Postdoc, University of Western Ontario
  • Patricai Katri, PhD, University of Miami, 2010; Instructor, Florida International University
  • Lan Zou, PhD, Sichuan University and University of Miami (co-supervision), 2010; Assistant Professor, Sichuan University
  • Brian Coburn, PhD, University of Miami (co-supervision), 2009; Postdoc, Center for Biomedical Modeling, UCLA`
  • Dan Liu, PhD, East China Normal University and University of Miami (co-supervision), 2009; Assistant Professor, Xidian University
  • Guo Lin, PhD, Lanzhou University and University of Miami (co-supervision), 2008; Associate Professor, Lanzhou University
  • Zhi-Cheng Wang, PhD, Lanzhou University (co-supervision), 2007; Associate Professor, Lanzhou University
  • Rebecca Culshaw, PhD, Dalhousie University, 2002; MSc, Dalhousie University, 1997
  • Rami Filfil, MSc, Dalhousie University, 2002
  • Annik Martin, MSc, Dalhousie University, 1999; Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, Idaho State University
  • POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS SUPERVISION
  • Farida Chamchod, 2010-2012
  • Guangyu Zhao, 2009-2011
  • HONOURS STUDENTS SUPERVISION
  • Rolla Al-Agez (2000), Eman Al-Tawil (1999), Rami Filfil (1999), Dalya Abdulla (1998), Lynne Genik (1995)
  • MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTES AND SOCIETIES
  • American Mathematical Society
  • Banff International Research Station, Banff, Canada
  • Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematical Society
  • Canadian Mathematical Society
  • Centre de recherches mathematiques, Montreal, Canada
  • Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques, Luminy, France
  • Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, Toronto, Canada
  • Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, UK
  • Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University, USA
  • Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, University of California at Berkeley, USA
  • Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, Oberwolfach, Germany
  • University of Oxford Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, UK
  • MathSciNet Research (local users only)
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • Society for Mathematical Biology
  • UK Nonlinear News
  • Mathematics Journal, printed journals with internet sites
  • CONFERENCES (CO-)ORGANIZED
  • The Fourth Conference on Computational and Mathematical Population Dynamics (CMPD4), Taiyuan, China, May 29 - June 2, 2013.
  • International Conference on Eeverything Disperses to Miami: The Role of Movement and Dispersal in Spatial Ecology, Epidemiology and Environmental Science, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, December 14-16, 2012.
  • International Workshop on Antibiotic-Resistant Infections: Mathematical Modeling, Transmission Dynamics and Control, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, December 9-11, 2011.
  • Thematic Program on the Mathematics of Drug Resistance in Infectious Diseases, Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada, July-August, 2010.
  • The Third Conference on Computational and Mathematical Population Dynamics (CMPD3), Bordeaux, France, May 31- June 4, 2010.
  • Differential Equations and Applications to Mathematical Biology, Le Havre, France, June 23-27, 2008.
  • The International Workshop on Population Dynamics and Mathematical Biology, CIRM, Luminy, France, June 16-20, 2008.
  • The Conference on Mathematical Biology and Dynamical Systems, University of Texas at Tyler, October 7-9, 2005.
  • The International Workshop on Differential Equations in Mathematical Biology, Le Havre, France, July 11-13, 2005.
  • Workshop on Spatial Ecology: The Interplay between Theory and Data, Miami, Florida, USA, January 7-10, 2005.
  • The joint Summer 2004 Meeting of the CMS and the CAIMS, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 13-15, 2004.
  • ALCALA 2nd International Conference on Mathematical Ecology, Alcala de Henares (Madrid), Spain, September 5 - 9, 2003.
  • The Third International Conference on Mathematical Biology, Guilin, China, August 15-18, 2002.
  • The International Workshop on Dynamical Systems and their Applications in Biology, Cape Breton, Canada, August 2-6, 2001.
  • The 2000 APICS Math/Stat/CS Annual Meeting, Dalhousie University, October 20-22, 2000.
  • The International Conference on Differential Equations with Applications to Biology, Halifax, Canada, July 25-29, 1997.
  • The Second International Conference on Mathematical Biology, Hangzhou, China, May 26 - 29, 1997.
  • The International Conference on Differential Equations and Control Theory, Wuhan, China, May 10-14, 1994.
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