Edwin Ding, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics
Affiliated Faculty, Department of Engineering and Computer Science

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 6615
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Biography

Edwin Ding, PhD, was awarded the BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 2006, and the PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 2011. He joined the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics at Azusa Pacific University upon graduating from UW, and has helped develop the applied mathematics program at APU. Ding's research falls under the broad scope of differential equations, dynamical systems, reduced-dimension modeling, bifurcation theory, asymptotic methods, and scientific computing. In particular, he is interested in mathematical models and numerical simulations that arise in the fields of nonlinear optics, water waves, and other pattern-forming systems.

Education

  • PhD, University of Washington
  • MSc, University of Washington
  • BEng, University of Hong Kong

Academic Areas

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics
    • Department of Engineering and Computer Science

Expertise

  • Differential Equations
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Reduced-Dimension Modeling
  • Scientific Computing
  • Solitons and Nonlinear Waves

Courses Taught

  • GE 100 - First-Year Seminar
  • MATH 95 - Intermediate Algebra
  • MATH 99 - Self-Paced Mathematics Lab
  • MATH 110 – College Algebra
  • MATH 149 - Fundamentals of Precalculus
  • MATH 150 – Precalculus
  • MATH 151 – Applied Calculus I
  • MATH 165 - Calculus I
  • MATH 166 - Calculus II
  • MATH 268 – Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 270 – Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MATH 295 - Applied Linear Algebra
  • MATH 370 - Partial Differential Equations
  • MATH 375 - Dynamical Systems
  • MATH 455 – Numerical Analysis
  • MATH 495 - Advanced Topics in Mathematics

Office Hours

By appointment only virtual office hours on Thursdays 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 - 3:00 pm; Fridays 1:00 - 1:30 PM. Appointment link is available on Canvas.

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