Overview

The Kong Research Group is led by Jude Dzevela Kong, a Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at York University and a member of the Canadian Center for Disease Modelling.

Research Interests

Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Modeling, Applied Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations, Population dynamics, Theoretical Ecology, Ecological Stoichiometry, Risk assessment of oil sands pollution, infectious diseases modeling.

We work on Mathematical problems in Mathematical Biology. Mathematical models include ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, delay differential equations, difference equations and stochastic process-based models.

Research problems include: i) studying the impacts of oil sands on our environment


ii) understanding, forecasting (near-term), or projecting (long-term) species distribution under potential future ecosystem conditions


iii) studying and forecasting the transmission and spread of pathogens within and among human populations iv) designing frameworks for assessing pandemic potentials of different regions


Analytical techniques include local and global stability analysis, bifurcation analysis, theory of monotone dynamical systems, persistence theory and sensitivity analysis.

Join us

We are actively looking for passionate undergraduate and graduate students, and postdocs to join our group. If our scientific interests overlap, and you will like to join us, please contact us before you apply so that we can discuss your application. In your email, please include a description of your interests and how they fit into our lab along with a CV, and unofficial transcripts. All students are welcome here regardless of race, religion, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, or disability status.