Sue Ann Campbell

BMath (Waterloo), PhD (Cornell)
Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics
Faculty of Mathematics, University of Waterloo


My research involves building and analyzing mathematical models for a variety of biological systems. Particular applications I am currently studying include biological and artificial neural networks and plankton ecosystems. Although physically unrelated, the behaviour of the these systems is often influenced by the same factors: the presence of nonlinearities and time delays. The time delays represent the time it takes information to propagate from one part of the system to another. The nonlinearity represents the fact that in these systems a small change in the state can often result in a large change in behaviour. Mathematically, my research involves dynamical systems theory (e.g., stability, bifurcations, centre manifolds and normal forms) and its extensions to delay differential equations and non-smooth systems. A detailed description of my current research projects is also available. Publications Students Software I use in my research Online resources Research Affiliations Journal Affiliations Upcoming Conferences and Workshops


Winter 2017
AMATH 882 Cellular Mathematical Biology

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Women in Math and Science

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office: MC 6132
phone: (519) 888-4567 Ext. 35461
fax: (519) 746-4319

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Sue Ann Campbell
Department of Applied Mathematics
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 3G1

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