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Dr. Wenzhang Huang

The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Traveling Wave Solutions for Diffusive Predator-Prey Systems


DATE:       Friday, April 17, 2015  


TIME:       3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


PLACE:    Shelby Center 218


The reaction-diffusion systems, which have been frequently used as the models for many problems in physics, chemistry and biology, can give rise to an important class of solutions - wave solutions.  In this talk, we begin with a brief introduction to the history and development of research done on the traveling wave solutions for reaction-diffusion systems.  We then present a recently developed method to study the existence of traveling wave fronts for a general class of models of predator-prey interaction described by reaction-diffusion systems.  Our approach consists of a geometrical shooting argument and an analytic method by the construction of a Liapunov function and the use of Lasalle’s invariance principle.  Our approach can be extended to a larger class of reaction-diffusion systems, such as the models of combustion, Belousov-Zhabotinskii reaction, SI-type of disease transmission and the model of chemostat.

Refreshments will be served at 2:30 p.m. in SC 201 suite landing


Assistant Professor in Math

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications for two tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2015. A Ph.D. degree in mathematics or applied mathematics is required. Applicants must show evidence of excellent research potential in an area that matches the interests of the department. Applicants must also have a strong commitment to teaching and show evidence of excellent teaching ability. The research areas we are seeking are differential equations, and probability and stochastic processes. The priority is stochastic differential equations.

Applicants should send a curriculum vita with the AMS standard cover sheet and three references (include name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address) to:
Department of Mathematical Sciences
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL 35899

Review of applicants will begin January 16, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution.

Please refer to log numbers 15/16-564 and 15/16-565

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