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Edwin Ding, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Physics
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 6615
Edwin Ding, Ph.D., teaches a wide variety of mathematics courses at APU. Prior to teaching at APU, Dr. Ding was an instructor in applied mathematics at the University of Washington, Seattle where he obtained his doctoral degree. His research falls under the broad scope of differential equations, propagation of nonlinear waves, dynamical systems, scientific computing, perturbation and asymptotic methods, and specifically the applications of these techniques to the analysis of pulse dynamics in optical and pattern-forming systems that are governed by the nonlinear Schrodinger equation and the complex Ginzburg-Landau equations.

Dr. Ding's other interests include photography and traveling.


  • Ph.D., University of Washington
  • M.Sc., University of Washington
  • BEng., University of Hong Kong


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Department of Mathematics and Physics


  • Bifurcation Theory
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Low-dimensional Modeling
  • Mode-locked Lasers
  • Nonlinear Waves
  • Solitons

Courses Taught

  • MATH 95 - Intermediate Algebra
  • MATH 110 – College Algebra
  • MATH 150 – Precalculus
  • MATH 151 – Applied Calculus I
  • MATH 263 – Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 270 – Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MATH 295 - Applied Linear Algebra
  • MATH 455 – Numerical Analysis
  • MATH 495 - Advanced Topics in Mathematics