Dr. Yun Kang, Associate Professor
Science and Mathematics Faculty
College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Arizona State University
7001 E. Williams Field Road,
Mesa, AZ 85212, USA

Office: Wanner Hall 301G
Email: yun.kang@asu.edu
Phone number: 480-727-5004

Area of Research: Dynamical system
theory and Mathematical biology
Curriculum Vitae

My greatest achievement in 2008, 2013


The Disney World Trip (2016-July) with Biological and Academic Kids


Yun Kang

Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics
Ph.D., Arizona State University, USA, 2008

Research Interests

    Our main areas of study are Dynamical Systems with applications in life and social sciences. Our research interests have both theoretical and modeling components. The theoretical component is to study ecological and evolutionary dynamics of complex adaptive systems that are of interest to biologists, ecologists, epidemiologists, and social scientists. The modeling component is to explore different modeling techniques, based on experiments or important hypotheses, to get a better understanding of quantitatively and qualitatively various aspects of biological/social behaviors, structures, and processes.

Mentoring Awards/Nominations:

    Dr. Kang has been nominated for the ASU Faculty Women’s Association Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award. The Award Reception is scheduled on Thursday, April 20th, 2017.

Research Awards/Grants:

    The James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Science Initiative in Studying Complex Systems Scholar Award: Complex Adaptive Systems of Social Insect Colonies: Emergence of Scaling, Social Dynamics, and Evolution Cooperation, 10/01/2016-09/30/2020. $450,000
    National Science Foundation grant IOS/DMS 1558127: Group Size, Scaling of Work, and Metabolism in Ant Colonies, 07/15/2016-06/30/2019. $500,000 (Co-PI with PI-Jennifer Fewell)
    National Science Foundation grant DMS 1313312: Multiscale Modeling of Division of Labor in Social Insects, 09/15/2013-08/31/2017. $289,980
    National Science Foundation grant EHR-DUE 1504986: Identifying and Addressing Mathematical Difficulties in Introductory Physics Courses, 09/01/2015-08/31/2017. $250,000.00 (Co-PI with PI-David Meltzer).
    ASU Foundation (ASUF 30006275): ASU-Sloan Program for Exceptional Mentoring (PEM), 07/01/2014-06/20/2017. $60,000.00 (Co-PI with PI-Carlos Castillo-Chavez).

Research Partnerships:

    Research Council of Norway: Launching the first vaccination programs for a beneficial, pollinating insect, 01/01/2017-01/01/2021. NOK 10348,000 (As a Research Partner on the aim regarding Mathematical Modeling of Honeybee Vaccine Programs with PI-Gro Adam).

Completed Awards/Grants:

    National Science Foundation grant DUE 1256333 (WIDER-EAGER): Recognizing, Assessing, and Enhancing Evidence-Based Instructional Practices in STEM at Arizona State University, Polytechnic, 09/15/2012-08/31/2016. $298,352.00 (Co-PI with PI-David Meltzer).
    Collaboration Grants for Mathematician, $21,000, 2011-2014 from Simons Foundation. This award is based on the quality of the applicant's previous research and the likely impact that a grant for collaboration and travel would have on future research, both for the applicant and the applicant's students and/or postdocs. Please click here for more information on this award.

Editorial Board:

    Dr. Kang serves on the editorial board of Natural Resource Modeling .