Academic Staff

Associate Professor

Dr. He Daihai

TU804, Yip Kit Chuen Bldg.

2766 7864

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  • Ph.D. (Mathematics), McMaster University, 2006
  • Ph.D. (Engineering), Xi’an Jiaotong University, 1999


Research Interests
  • Mathematical Epidemiology
  • Statistical Inference of Stochastic Process


Honor and Awards
  • Departmental Best Paper Award, Department of Applied Mathematics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2011/2012, 2014/2015, 2017/2018
  • Meritorious Winner, Mathematical Contest In Modelling, 2015 and 2019(as faculty advisor)
  • Outstanding Research Articles in Biosurveillance Award (second place) by the International Society of Diseases Surveillance.


Selected Publications
  • Zhao S, Bauch C, He D (2018) Strategic Decision-Making about Travel during Disease Outbreaks: a Game Theoretical Approach. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 15(146):20180515.
  • Lou Y, Liu K, He D, Gao D, Ruan S (2018) Modelling diapause in mosquito population growth. Journal of Mathematical Biology. Accepted.
  • He D, Wang X, Gao D, Wang J (2018) Modeling the 2016-2017 Yemen Cholera Outbreak with the Impact of Limited Medical Resources. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 451:80-85.
  • Zhao S, Lou Y, Chiu A, and He D (2018) Modeling the Skip-and-Resurgence of Japanese Encephalitis Epidemics in Hong Kong. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 454:1-10.
  • Sheikh A, Wu P, Cauchemez S, He D, Fang V, Cowling B, Tian L (2018) Ambient ozone and influenza transmissibility in Hong Kong. European Respiratory Journal. 00369.
  • Zhao S, Stone L, Gao D, and He D (2018) Modelling the Large-scale Yellow Fever Outbreak in Luanda, Angola, and the Impact of Vaccination. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 12(1): e0006158.
  • Lin Q, Chiu A, Zhao S and He D (2018) Modelling the spread of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Saudi Arabia. Statistical Methods in Medical Research. 27(7):1968-1978.
  • Wang X, Yang L, He D, Chiu A, Chan K, Chan K, Guo Q, Zhou M, Wong C, Hu W (2017) Different Responses of Influenza Epidemic to Weather Factors among Shanghai, Hong Kong and British Columbia. International Journal of Biometeorology 61(6):1043-1053.
  • He D and Earn D (2016) The cohort effect in childhood disease dynamics. Journal of The Royal Society Interface 13, 20160156.
  • He D, Dushoff J, Eftimie R, and Earn D (2013) Patterns of Spread of Influenza A across Canada. Proc Roy Soc B, 280(1770), 20131174.
  • He D, Dushoff J, Day T, Ma J, and Earn D (2013) Inferring the causes of the three waves of the 1918 influenza pandemic in England and Wales. Proc Roy Soc B 280(1766), 20131345.
  • Earn D, He D, Loeb M, Fonseca K, Lee B, and Dushoff J (2012) Effects of school closure on incidence of pandemic influenza in Alberta, Canada. Annals of Internal Medicine 156: 173-181.
  • He D, Dushoff J, Day T, Ma J, and Earn D (2011) Mechanistic modelling of the three waves of the 1918 influenza pandemic. Theoretical Ecology 4: 283-288
  • He D, Ionides E, and King A (2010) Plug-and-play inference for disease dynamics: measles in large and small populations as a case study. Journal of The Royal Society Interface 7: 271-283.
  • Breto C, He D, Ionides E, and King A (2009) Time series analysis via mechanistic models. Annals of Applied Statistics 3: 319-348.

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