**Dr. P. van den Driessche**

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Pauline van den Driessche, Ph.D. (Wales), Professor Emeritus

Adjunct Professor, Dept. Computer Science

Research interests:

**Aspects of stability in biomathematical models and matrix analysis. Mathematical biology, especially models in epidemiology and ecology. Matrix analysis, especially stability and combinatorial matrix analysis.**

Recent and current research projects include:

- disease transmission models
- global stability of dynamical systems
- backward bifurcation
- stability properties of sign pattern matrices
- nonnegative matrices
- Hopf bifurcation
- combinatorial matrix analysis
- network models

Research affiliations:

Centre for Disease Modelling York U. - member of scientific management committee

American Institute of Mathematics Palo Alto - member of scientific research board

Current graduate students:

- Juan Jaramillo (cosupervised with J. Ma) MSc student from January 2016
- Sarder Asaduzzaman (cosupervised with J. Ma) PhD student from January 2013

Selected recent papers (pdf)

- 2007: Krieger-Nelson prize from Canadian Mathematical Society
- 2007: First Olga Taussky Todd lecture at ICIAM, Zurich
- 2013: SIAM Fellow
- 2013: David H. Turpin Gold Medal, U. Victoria
- 2014: Thompson Reuter's Highly Cited Researcher

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