Dr. Woldegebriel Assefa Woldegerima

Assistant Professor


I am a newer faculty member as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at York University as of July 2021. I moved into Canada in September 2021.

Before my recruitment to York University, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Mathematical Models and Methods in Biosciences and Bioengineering Lab at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. I obtained my PhD from the University of Buea, Cameroon in a collaboration with Lehigh University in the USA in August 2018. Dissertation title “Mathematical Modelling and Analysis of the Immunopathogenesis of the Within Human-host and Mosquito-vector Cellular-level Dynamics of Malaria Parasites”. Master’s degrees: one from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) with a master thesis on “Existence and uniqueness of viscosity solutions for Hamilton-Jacobi PDEs and applications to optimal control theory”, and a second master of science degree from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia in Functional Analysis.

Research Interests :
In-host modelling, epidemiological modelling, modelling the impact of climate change on infectious disease dynamics, applied differential equations, ODE Neural networks, data analysis in Python.