Dr. Jia Li

Professor, Mathematical Sciences Department


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Dr. Jia Li's Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Tennessee, 1987
  • M.S., Applied Mathematics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1981

Honors & Awards

  • 2011 – 2016, NSF Research Grant, Modeling of Transgenic Mosquitoes and Genetically modified Bacteria in Preventing the Transmission of Mosquito-Borne Diseases, (PI)
  • 2011 – 2012, NSF Conference Grant, The 3rd International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Population in Biological Systems, (Co-PI)
  • 2009 – 2010, NSF Conference Grant, The 2nd International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Population in Biological Systems, (PI)
  • 2007 – 2008, NSF Conference Grant, The International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Population in Biological Systems, (Co-PI) 14
  • 2007, Dragoon Technologies, Inc./Formulated Questions as Mathematical Problems (PI)
  • 2004 – 2009, NSF Research Grant, Modeling the Impact of Releasing Genetically Altered Mosquitoes in Preventing the Transmission, (PI)
  • 2004 – 2007, NSF Equipments Grant (Co-PI)
  • 2002, Department of Energy/University of California Contract, Advancing the Technology Base for Rapidly Responding to Biological Threats from Infectious Diseases, (PI)
  • 2001, Honorary Professor, Northern China University, Taiyuan, China
  • 2000, Guest Professor, Xian Jiaotong University, Xian, China
  • 1998, UAH Foundation Outstanding Research and Creative Achievement Award
  • 1994 – 1998, NSF Grant, U.S. Bulgaria Cooperative Research, (PI)
  • 1992 – 2004, Los Alamos National Laboratory Summer Research Support
  • 1991, 94, 95, 98, NSF/EPSCoR in Alabama Grants
  • 1989 – 1991, Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1987, 1986/87 Academic Achievement Award of the Department of Mathematics at UTK
  • 1984 – 1987, UTK and ORNL Science Alliance Fellowship


Xuejuan Lu, Shaokai Wang, Shengqiang Liu, and Jia Li, An SEI Infection model incorporating media impact, Math. Biosci. Eng., 14 (2017), 1317-1335.

Fengqin Zhang, Jianquan Li, and Jia Li, Epidemic characteristics of two classic SIS models with disease-induced death, J. Theor. Biol., 424 (2017), 73-83.

Jia Li, New revised simple models for interactive wild and sterile mosquito populations and their dynamics, J. Biol. Dynam., 11(S2) (2017), 316–333.

Jia Li, Liming Cai, and Yang Li, Stage-structured wild and sterile mosquito population models and their dynamics, J. Biol. Dynam. 11(S1) (2017), 79-101.

Mingzhan Huang, Xinyu Song, and Jia Li, Modeling and analysis of impulsive releases of sterile mosquitoes, J. Biol. Dynam., 11 (2017), 147-171.

Bing Li, Shengqiang Liu, and Jin'an Cui, and Jia Li, A Simple predator-prey population model with rich dynamics, Appl. Sci. 6 (2016), 151.

  • Jia Li and Zhiling Yuan, Modeling releases of sterile mosquitoes with different strategies, J. Biol. Dynam., 9 (2015), 1-14.
  • Xuejuan Lu, Lulu Hui, Shengqiang Liu, and Jia Li, A mathematical model for HTLV-I infection with two time delays, Math. Biosci. Eng., 12 (2015), 431-449.
  • Cai, Liming, Shangbing Ai, and Jia Li. "Dynamics of mosquitoes populations with different strategies for releasing sterile mosquitoes." SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics 74.6 (2014): 1786-1809.
  • (With Cuihong Yang), Dynamics of interactive mosquito populations with two transgenes,
  • J. Biol. Sys., 21: 1340003,1-21. (2013)
  • (with A. K. Misra and Anupama Sharma), A mathematical model for control of vector borne diseases through media campaigns, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, Series B, 18: 1909-1927. (2013)
  • Simple discrete-time malarial models, J. Diff. Eqns. Appl., 19: 649-666. (2013)
  • (with Shangbing Ai and Junliang Lu), Mosquito-stage-structured malaria models and their global dynamics, SIAM, J. Appl. Math., 72: 1223-1237. (2012)

For a complete list of publications, view Dr. Jia Li's Curriculum Vitae.