Yanni Xiao is a Professor of Applied Mathematics in Xi’an Jiaotong University. Xiao got his Ph.D. degree from the Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences, Chinese Academy of Science, in 2001. He has been working in the University of Liverpool for about 4 years. Since 2006, he moved to Xi’an Jiaotong University to be a Full Professor. Xiao's research interests include in the nonlinear dynamic systems arising in biology, medicine, and life science. Of particular interest is the application of dynamical properties of discrete and continuous dynamic systems to study the impact and control of disease within human and plant communities. Concerning his former work, Xiao focused on formulating the relatively simple models to gain insight into the population dynamics of pathogenic agents in human and plant populations, to estimate the likely effects of different kinds of medical/social intervention on the disease control and pest management, and further to determine the sufficient conditions for the eradication of a disease (or pest) and the conditions allowing a disease (pest) to remain endemic (persistent).
Biography Updated on 28 August 2011