Faculty Profile

Wai Wah Lau

Wai Lau

Professor of Mathematics

Email: lauw@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2200
Office: Otto Miller Hall 208

First Generation student

Education: BS, Hong Kong Baptist University, 1989; MS, Texas A&M University, 1992; PhD, Texas A&M University, 1998. At SPU since 2001.

Before coming to SPU, Dr. Wai Wah Lau held faculty appointments at University of Nevada at Reno and Colorado State University.

Dr. Lau’s research areas include approximation theory and mathematical modeling, and he has a passion to recruit and train students to participate in the international mathematics competition Mathematical Contest in Modeling. SPU students have had tremendous results in the competition.

Selected publications

Berg, Elisabeth, Lau, Wai, and Nguyen, Elizabeth, “Compartmental Pharmacokinetic Models,” The Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics and Its Applications, 35.1 (2014), 61–88.

Lau, Wai, “A Lower Bound for the Dimension of Trivariate Spline Spaces,” Constructive Approximation (2006) 23: 23–31.

Please view Dr. Lau’s CV (PDF) for additional publications.

Personal links

Dr. Lau’s website