Xiang-Sheng Wang, PhD joined the Department of Mathematics at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as an assistant professor in August 2016. He received his PhD in mathematics in 2009 from City University of Hong Kong (jointly awarded by the University of Science and Technology of China). His dissertation, Uniform Asymptotics of the Meixner Polynomials and Some q-Orthogonal Polynomials, was supervised by Roderick S. C. Wong and Ti-Jun Xiao. In 2004, he received a BS from the University of Science and Technology of China.After receiving his PhD, Dr. Wang held postdoctoral positions at each of City University of Hong Kong, York University, and the Memorial University of Newfoundland. From 2013 until coming to UL Lafayette he was an Assistant Professor at Southeast Missouri State University.
Dr. Wang's research interests are mainly in the interdisciplinary areas of applied analysis, computational mathematics, and mathematical biology. His is actively seeking collaborations with researchers from various fields of study. He especially enjoys advising graduate and undergraduate students on their research projects and communicating mathematics through teaching, publication, presentation and discussion. His other interests include swimming, hiking, reading, playing chess, piano, and badminton.