Professor in Applied Mathematics
Ph.D., Arizona State University, USA, 2008
Dynamical Systems with applications in life and social sciences comprise the principal areas of study.
Research focuses include both modeling and theoretical components.
The theoretical component involves the study of ecological and evolutionary dynamics pertaining to complex, adaptive systems.
This research is often of keen interest to biologists, ecologists, epidemiologists and social scientists.
The modeling component explores various modeling techniques, related to experiments and / or key hypotheses,
designed to gain a better understanding both quantitatively and qualitatively of biological and social behaviors, structures and processes.
1. USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA):
Climatic warming and fungicide effects on honey bees,
01/01/2022-12/31/2024. $681,708 (Co-PI with PI-Jon Harrison, Jen Fewell, and Brian Smith)
2. National Science Foundation grant DMS 2052820:
Multiscale Multistage Ecological and Evolutionary Modeling with Applications to Social Insect Colonies,
3. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)-SBIR 2016.2 SB162-005 Phase II-Managing Emergent Behavior of Interacting Autonomous Systems (ASC-SIM II),
02/01/2018-06/30/2021, $504,239 (Co-PI with PI Dr. Jennifer Fewell subcontracts to Boston Fusion Corp. ASU portion is $330,000, and Dr. Kang's share from ASU is
estimated as 50%).
4. National Science Foundation grant DMS 1716802:
Mathematical Modeling of Honeybee Populations in Heterogenous Environments: Linking Disease, Parasite, Nutrition, and Behavior,
5. 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, 10/01/2016-09/30/2022. $450,000
6. DOD-ARMY: Army Materiel Command (AMC) (W911NF2020252): Human-Autonomy Teaming: Capturing Team Effectiveness Factors to Support Feedback and Interventions, 9/1/2020-8/31/2021. $369,735.00 (Co-PI with PI-Dr. Nancy Cooke).
National Science Foundation grant IOS/DMS 1558127:
Group Size, Scaling of Work, and Metabolism in Ant Colonies,
07/15/2016-06/30/2021. $500,000 (Co-PI with PI-Jennifer Fewell)
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-Dr. Gro Adam).
National Security Agency in the Department of Defense-REUs Program:
Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute Research Experience for Undergraduates
04/01/2018-03/31/2021. $124,775 (Co-PI with PI-Dr. Carlos Castillo-Chavez).
National Science Foundation grant DMS 1313312:
Multiscale Modeling of Division of Labor in Social Insects,
National Science Foundation grant EHR-DUE 1504986:
Identifying and Addressing Mathematical Difficulties in Introductory Physics Courses,
09/01/2015-08/31/2019. $250,000.00 (Co-PI with PI-Dr. David Meltzer).
ASU Foundation (ASUF 30006275): ASU-Sloan Program for Exceptional Mentoring (PEM),
07/01/2014-06/20/2018. $60,000.00 (Co-PI with PI-Dr. Carlos Castillo-Chavez).
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-Dr. 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.
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