Wayne Enright

Wayne Enright

Professor Emeritus
Computer Science




Wayne Enright was born and raised in British Columbia. He received a BSc from UBC in 1968, an MSc in Mathematics from the University of Toronto in 1969 and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Toronto in 1972. He was Chair of the department of computer science at the University of Toronto from 1993 to 1998. His research interests are in the general area of numerical analysis and scientific computation with a particular focus on the analysis and development of reliable numerical methods for ordinary differential equations (ODE s) and integro-differential equations (IDEs) as well as the design and evaluation of numerical software. Wayne Enright is a past president of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) and a current executive member of IFIP WG2.5 on Numerical Software. He has organized several international and national conferences and served on research evaluation panels in Canada, the US and the UK. He is also on the editorial board of ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software. He is a recipient of the IFIP silver core award.

Research Interests: 

Wayne Enright's Research is concerned with the development of reliable and robust numerical methods for the approximate solution of different classes of ordinary differential equations (ODEs) and itegro-differential equations (IDEs). These problems often arise when modelling important applications in the physical and life sciences as well as in medicine and engineering.

He and his students have developed general purpose effective software packages for reliable simulations in important application areas such as computational medicine, computational biology, population dynamics, and chemical kinetics. They are also developing effective software tools for parameter-determination and sensitivity analysis of mathematical models that can be described by systems of differential equations. He is also interested in developing general purpose tools to effectively identify and visualize important features of the approximate solution of the mathematical model under investigation.

Awards and Grants: 

  • International Federation for Information Processing Silver Core Award, 2007


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B.Sc.(UBC), M.Sc.(Toronto), Ph.D.(Toronto)